FAIRBANKS, Alaska – The trial for Iditarod champion Jeff King is under way.
King is being tried on charges that he illegally killed a moose near his home in Denali National Park and Preserve.
The 52-year-old King, who last won the Iditarod Trail Sled dog Race in 2006, does not deny taking the moose but claims it was outside of the park's boundary.
Only federally qualified subsistence users -- which King is not -- are allowed to hunt within park boundaries.
Attorneys for both sides spent more than seven hours Monday questioning park ranger John Leonard. He is the ranger who led the investigation into the killing of a bull moose last September. Rangers say the moose was killed 600 feet inside Denali's northern boundary.