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Alaska Moose Hunter Wins Round in SCOTUS Case Over Hovercraft Use

Today the Supreme Court ruled in favor of John Sturgeon, who has hunted moose in Alaska for nearly 40 years.

(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a hunter who uses his hovercraft to track moose along Alaska's Nation River.

AP Photo/Mark Thiessen

The court on Tuesday unanimously threw out a lower court ruling that upheld enforcement of National Park Service rules banning the use of hovercraft on the river when it runs through the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

Chief Justice John Roberts' opinion for the court is a victory for hunter John Sturgeon, who has hunted moose in Alaska for nearly 40 years and uses a hovercraft to access shallow parts of the river.

But Roberts said lower courts need to sort out other issues in the case.

The case is Sturgeon v. Frost, 14-1209.

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