Hunter fined over $21,000

    Wrangell, Alaska (KINY) A Washington State man was found guilty of three charges and placed on probation.

    Kregg Fischer, 39, of Sitka, was found guilty of false statement on a license application, hunting black bear during closed season and taking game without a nonresident big game tag.  He was sentenced to $21,100 in fines with $11,500 suspended.

    Mr. Fischer was also sentenced to $4,448 in restitution and forfeited two black bear skulls that were illegally taken.  He was also sentenced to one year probation and lost his hunting and fishing privileges in Alaska for two years.

    Alaska Wildlife Troopers said Fischer received benefits from Washington state while he claimed Alaska residency.  He was originally cited for seven counts of false statements, two counts of taking a black bear during a closed season, two counts of illegal possession or transportation of game, four counts of hunting without nonresident locking tag, and hunting without a license.

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