Ak Hunting News: Seward Highway Sheep Poacher Sentenced
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A taxidermist convicted in Anchorage Superior Court of killing two Dall sheep last winter along the Seward Highway has been sentenced. The killings were widely discussed, including on the Alaska Hunting Forum.
The sentence included a large fine, jail time and probation restrictions. The Anchorage Daily News (ADN) reported that "Superior Court Judge John Suddock ordered that for the next 10 years McConnell is not allowed to own a computer or be on the Internet. He's not allowed to practice taxidermy or own guns. And if he wants to leave the road system south of Anchorage, he's got to have the permission of his probation officer."
A second shooter was also sentenced in the case, but received a lesser sentence based on a deal with prosecutors, according to the ADN.
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There's a guy griping over on the PV site about McConnell having a wolf of his at his shop and some other stuff. Guess he won't be getting it back any time soon since McConnell's in jail. Sort of like what could happen to somebody who unknowingly booked a hunt and paid a deposit with someone who was charged with a violation. Gee, we can't post about it here, even if it's public knowledge. Sure might save someone trying to get their money back from someone in jail.
Hmmm. It would be really fun to buy the confiscated guns at the next auction, take pictures of them being run over by a cat, then send the pics to the cruds in jail. Kind of a long distance kick in the gnuts.