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Ski resort staff kill problem moose

 Alyeska on the day prior opening for the 2016-2017 season
Alyeska on the day prior opening for the 2016-2017 season (KTUU)
Published: Mar. 13, 2017 at 12:10 PM AKDT
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Alyeska Resort staff killed a problem moose Sunday morning, after it had been causing problems at the ski resort for part of the week.

Brian Burnett, the ski area general manager, says the young bull had charged a group of employees on Wednesday, kicking one of them.

Burnett said the moose

, where it charged skiers and staff, and again on the mountain on Sunday.

Resort staff talked with Alaska Wildlife Troopers, who offered to send an officer to kill the moose, but the resort decided to handle it before the ski lifts opened. A Wildlife Trooper would have had to respond from Anchorage or Soldotna.

The bull was killed around mid-mountain and donated to charity. Burnett said a family in Indian received the moose to process for meat.