Wasilla Man Fined, Loses Hunting License Over Harbor Seal Kill

Here’s more from the Anchorage Daily News:

Paul Gil, 41, last month entered a guilty plea to one count of violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act’s prohibition on hunting, harassing or killing seals, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage.

Gil, on a deer hunting trip with two companions, shot the seal with his AR-15 rifle and then took the dead animal to his Anchorage home where he skinned it, federal prosecutors say. He was also accused of lying last year to federal law enforcement agents about killing the seal.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kyle F. Reardon sentenced Gil to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service.