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Alberta man fined for killing Yukon grizzly
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 | 12:49 PM CT
A 45-year-old Alberta man who bragged on the internet about killing a Yukon grizzly bear has been fined $4,000 for illegal hunting.
Richard Graves, of Wetaskiwin, pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced in a Whitehorse court Monday.
Graves came to the Yukon last May to hunt for a grizzly with Yukoner David Odo, a man he had met on a website called Canadian Gun Nutz, the court was told in an agreed statement of facts.
Odo received a special permit to guide Graves on a hunt in the Takhini area north of Whitehorse.
After two weeks with no success, the pair, along with another Yukoner, Robert Russel, travelled to an area south of Haines Junction, far from the approved hunting location, where Graves had better luck.
The next day they posted a photo of Graves with his bear trophy along with a story about the hunt on the Canadian Gun Nutz website.
The area where they shot the bear is the exclusive hunting area of Devilhole Outfitters. A hunt with Devilhole would cost about $25,000, the court was told.
When questioned by officials after the hunt where the bear had been killed, they lied, saying it was near Takhini Crossing where they had permission to hunt.
The $4,000 fine includes a $500 trophy fee and a $2,000 rifle that was confiscated when Graves was charged.
Graves has also been banned from hunting in the Yukon for seven years.
Russel has already been fined $1,500 for his part in the hunt. Odo is scheduled to go to trial in March.
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