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Alaska roadkill thieves target dead moose meant for needy

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a charity program run by state troopers.

Two moose killed recently by cars or trucks were set to be picked up by the trooper-sponsored program that alerts the Alaska Moose Federation so carcasses can be picked up quickly and butchered with the meat going to the needy.

But federation director Don Dyer says federation drivers found no moose twice in July and August when they went to roadkill sites between Anchorage and Denali National Park.

Moose are the property of the state in Alaska when killed on the road.

Dyer said Wednesday that the thefts hurt needy Alaskans who like moose meat.

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