NM man gets nearly $20,000 in AK hunting penalties

Anchorage, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Office of Special
Prosecutions says a New Mexico man has been penalized nearly
$20,000 and put on five years’ probation for multiple hunting
violations.

The Anchorage Daily News says 39-year-old Jimmy Todd Hackney of
Quemado, N.M., pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor counts of
guiding without proper supervision, making a false statement on
hunting license applications and hunting brown bear without a
guide.

Prosecutors say Hackney, described as an assistant big game
guide, took two nonresident moose hunters on a guided tour last
fall, though there was no registered guide supervising. He also
claimed to be an Alaska resident on Fish and Game license
applications in 2006 and 2007.

Prosecutors say Hackney’s sentence includes a fine of $10,000
and restitution totaling $9,100.

A co-defendant, 57-year-old Dennis West, pleaded guilty July 23
to one count of transporting without a license and was given a
$2,000 fine.

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