Clear residents charged in illegal big game guiding operation

Phillip “Kib” Cannon, Lawrence Chuderewicz, Jr., and Rex Sluchinski, have been charged for crimes related to the possession of an illegally harvested moose.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Wildlife Troopers have charged two Alaskans and one Canadian citizen for crimes related to the possession of an illegally harvested moose. Phillip “Kib” Cannon, 58, and Lawrence Chuderewicz, Jr., 55 of Clear were served their summons on December 5, 2019, after an investigation which began in September 2018.

According to Ken Marsh from the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety, the investigation began when Troopers discovered the headless carcass of an illegally harvested moose at Gold King Creek Mine. Following an investigation, Troopers charged Cannon and Chuderewicz jointly for Guiding or Advertising without a License, Unlawful Possession and Transportation of Game, and Using a Motorized Vehicle in the Wood River Controlled Use Area.

Separately, Cannon was charged with two counts of Guiding or Advertising without a License, and Chuderewicz was charged with Taking a Moose in Closed Season, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Unsworn Falsification in the Second Degree, and Failing to Validate a Harvest Ticket.

A third man, Canadian citizen Rex Sluchinski, 55, who hunted with Chuderewicz, was charged with Using a Motorized Vehicle in the Wood River Controlled Use Area, Nonresident Alien Hunting Without a Guide, and Unsworn Falsification in the Second Degree.

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