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conviction article here it is.
Posted by huntfish on Apr 27 2006
Web posted April 26, 2006
Staff and Wire reports Juneau Empire/4/26/06/Alaska Digest section
Hunting guide has license revoked. JUNEAU - A 39-year-old Juneau man had his state big-game license permanently revoked and his Alaska hunting privileges revoked for two years after he pleaded guilty in Juneau District Court to providing guide services outside his assigned area. Shawn Hooton was charged with guiding a nonresident outside of his assigned use area in September 2005, according to Alaska State Trooper reports. Troopers filed charges this year after concluding from their investigation that the hunter Hooton guided killed a mountain goat near the Katzehin River, in the Haines Borough. Prosecutors dismissed other charges alleging falsified reports from the incident. In addition to the license revocations, Juneau District Judge Keith Levy suspended a 60-day jail sentence and ordered Hooton to pay $8,500 of a $15,000 fine with the rest suspended. He placed Hooton on probation for five years and ordered him not to assist or be associated with big-game guiding, transporting or outfitting. Levy also ordered Hooton to pay restitution, giving the defendant 30 days to appeal the state's proposal. Troopers reported a restitution demand of $800 to the state for the illegally taken goat and $6,385 to the hunter.
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