Another Bristol Bay fisherman charged in Alaska residency case

Jun 24, 2016

KDLG: An exhaustive residency investigation by state wildlife trooper Travis Lons in King Salmon has led to seven misdemeanor charges against set netter Kevin Cossairt, 48. The charges include unsworn falsification and making known false statements.

The state alleges that Cossairt has been a full time resident of Bonner Ferry, Idaho since around 2011, working full time for the city there.

During that time, Cossairt purchased Alaska resident hunting and fishing licenses, saving a few hundred dollars per year in fees. Additionally, he used a Naknek address on CFEC set gillnet permit renewal forms, saving between $140-$217 each year.

The case began when an Idaho Conservation Officer noticed Cossairt was buying non-resident hunting and fishing tags in Idaho, when the officer knew him to be employed and living full time in Bonner Ferry.

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