The Moose (Hunter) Is Loose: Supreme Court OK’s Hovercraft Use

An Alaska moose hunter who fought to be allowed a chance to use a hovercraft took his case all the way to the Supreme Court. And won!

Here’s CNN with more on the landmark decision:

John Sturgeon, with the support of Alaska, argued that the National Park Service did not have jurisdiction over the land. Alaska allows the use of hovercrafts.
“That means Sturgeon can again rev up his hovercraft in search of moose,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote for a unanimous court.
Here’s a snippet from the Associated Press initial news story:
The outcome was a victory for hunter John Sturgeon. Three park rangers ordered Sturgeon off the Nation River within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in northeast Alaska. They told him it was illegal to operate the noisy craft that can navigate shallow water or even mud.

 

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