AK: Guide pleads guilty to illegal moose hunt
March 25, 2010
Guide pleads guilty to illegal moose hunt
DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska -- A commercial guide has been fined for
leading an illegal moose hunt inside Denali National Park.
The National Park Service says Annette M. Keith of Healy pleaded guilty
to three charges. Under a plea agreement, she was fined $14,000 and placed
on three years' probation. Keith also lost her guiding privileges for three
Keith was co-owner of Castle Rock Outfitters. She and her brother-in-law
were guiding a client from Florida on a moose hunt when a Denali ranger
spotted the three more than two miles inside the park boundary. The hunters
had driven ATVs to within a quarter mile of a large congregation of moose
and were targeting a 60-inch bull.
A ranger and trooper in a helicopter landed next to the hunting party
before the moose was shot.
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