Moose Hunting Trip Ends Tragically

A man who was moose hunting this past weekend near Chicken Alaska was shot and has passed away.

On September 11th, at approximately 9:19 p m , the Alaska state troopers were notified of an s o s activation from a satellite communication device with a message stating someone had been shot and that they were approximately 8.5 miles off the Taylor highway, near Chicken, Alaska.

The Alaska Air National guard rescue coordination center was notified. Alaska’s army aviation battalion was notified and utilized a Blackhawk to locate and transport the hunter to Fort Wainwright. He was then transported to a Fairbanks area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Initial investigation by Alaska State Troopers revealed that Michael Easley, age 74 of Wasilla, had been shot while on a moose hunting trip. Next of kin has been notified. Investigation by Alaska State Troopers is on-going.