A Canadian citizen will be banned from hunting anywhere in the world and has paid serious fines after illegally importing an Alaskan brown bear to Alberta.
John Clemett has been hit with serious fines and a long hunting ban for bringing back an Alaskan brown bear to his Alberta home. He also will not be allowed to import or export wildlife for two years.
Under statutes from the Wild Animal Protection and Regulation of International and Provincial Trade, along with fines from Alberta and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Mr. Clemett has been given fines amounting to $14,800.
Once charged, he was also ordered to return the bear skull and hide to authorities. Most of the money will go to the Environmental Damages Fund to be given back to conservation efforts.