Alaska Hunting Guide Will Serve Six Months In Federal Prison For Violations During Moose Hunt

Here’s more from the Anchorage Daily News:

Stephen Jeremy Hicks, a 45-year-old Anchorage resident, was sentenced in U.S. District Court last month.

The prison time was part of a plea deal in which Hicks admitted he guided hunters onto federal lands on a sheep hunt near Max Lake on the west side of Cook Inlet in 2018 without a permit. Along with prison time, he agreed to forfeit a Piper PA-18 Super Cub and pay $13,460 in restitution.

Hicks’ attorney, Kevin Fitzgerald, said his client started serving his prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Oregon, in late July. It’s fairly unusual for an Alaskan guide to get a prison sentence for violating wildlife laws.