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Alaska guide pleads guilty to using employees on snowmobiles to herd grizzly bears toward clients

09 January 2019 8:51 AM
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Alaska guide pleads guilty to using employees on snowmobiles to herd grizzly bears toward clients

A master hunting guide from Alaska had his license revoked for life after pleading guilty to using employees on snowmobiles to herd grizzly bears toward clients.

Alaska State Troopers said in a statement that Brian Simpson of Fairbanks was charged in 2017 with two counts of "aiding in the commission of a violation" by using the employees on snowmobiles to force the grizzlies toward his clients north of Nome.

Troopers say Simpson was also fined $35 000 and received a year of probation.

The statement issued on Monday said Simpson also was charged with three counts of guiding in the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve without authorisation.

An assistant guide and a second employee were charged with harassing game.

Source: news24.com

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