Wasilla Man Shot Dead During Moose Hunt

Details are sketchy, but news of a 74-year-old Wasilla man died in an apparent accident during a moose hunt. Here’s the Alaska State Troopers dispatch on the incident:


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Dispatch Text:

On 9/11/21, at approximately 2119 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were notified of an SOS activation from a satellite communication device with a message stating someone had been shot and they were approximately 8.5 miles off the Taylor Highway, near Chicken, Alaska. The Alaska Air National Guard Rescue Coordination Center (AKARCC) was notified.

The U.S. Army Alaska’s 1st Battalion, 52nd General Support Aviation Battalion, was notified by the AKARCC and utilized a UH-60 Blackhawk to locate and transport the hunter to Ft. 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.

The Anchorage Daily News also had.a small report on the incident.