ANCHORAGE, Alaska — State Rep. Dave Talerico of Alaska and his son have been cited for using an all-terrain vehicle to hunt moose in an area where it’s not allowed.

Talerico and his son were cited on Friday in the Wood River Controlled Use area, KTUU-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2xu1RW2).

Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30, the Wood River Controlled Use Area is “closed to the use of any motorized vehicle, except aircraft for big game hunting,” according to state Department of Fish and Game regulations.

Talerico thought the place he turned around his ATV at was outside of the prohibited area, he said.

Tracks in the area show he’s not the only one who thought motorized vehicles were allowed, he said.

“I always stop at that point and come back, because I always felt that everything beyond that (point) was the Wood River Controlled Use area,” Talerico said. “I’ll take whatever lumps I have coming to me, but not only will I know, but everyone else will know exactly where that boundary is as well, and that’s probably not a bad thing either.”

The Talericos are scheduled to be in court for the misdemeanor charge on Sept. 25.

“I’ve been to court a few times, but not for anything of my own — ever,” Talerico said. “So there’s definitely a level of embarrassment that comes along with this. I can’t remember ever having a traffic ticket.”


Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com