Alaska State Troopers say a woman was fatally shot by her male hunting partner as they looked for moose near the community of Dot Lake off the Alaska Highway.
Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says the man told troopers that Tuesday’s shooting with a high-powered hunting rifle was an accident.
Neither the man nor the woman was identified Wednesday.
The man called 911 and responding medics found the woman dead. Ipsen says the woman’s body has been sent to Anchorage for an autopsy.
The Anchorage Daily News says troopers are releasing few details. Ipsen says the death remains under investigation.
In another moose hunting fatality, KTUU-TV reports that troopers say a 26-year-old Trapper Creek man named Cody Parry died Sept. 1. Troopers say a hunting companion identified as Kyle Strong accidentally discharged a rifle he had cleaned into Parry’s leg at a cabin off the Parks Highway. KTUU says no foul play is suspected.
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