Hunter wins moose battle

2016-03-23 18:02


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Washington - The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a hunter who uses his hovercraft to track moose along Alaska's Nation River.

The court on Tuesday unanimously threw out a lower court ruling that upheld enforcement of National Park Service rules banning the use of hovercraft on the river when it runs through the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

Chief Justice John Roberts' opinion for the court is a victory for hunter John Sturgeon, who has hunted moose in Alaska for nearly 40 years and uses a hovercraft to access shallow parts of the river.

But Roberts said lower courts need to sort out other issues in the case.

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