Alaska's Wildlife Director Resigns

Alaska DFG, Bear Hunting Magazine

After less than two years from when he was appointed, the Director of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Wildlife Conservation, Corey Rossi has resigned, effective immediately.

An email from Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell cited “personal reasons” for Rossi’s resignation. However, he was recently charged with twelve counts of illegal bear hunting as a licensed assistant guide in 2008.

Alaska State Troopers released a statement yesterday that stated Rossi took two out-of-state men on a bear hunt in the early summer of 2008 and then covered up their kills. Rossi was a licensed assistant guide at the time on the verge of joining the administration.

Dale Rabe, Deputy Director, has been appointed acting director for the state.

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