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Man who led illegal hunts in Noatal NPres receives significant fine, sentence

An Idaho man who illegally guided moose and bear hunts in Noatak National Preserve in Alaska in violation of the Lacey Act was sentenced to six months of home confinement and handed a $20,000 fine by a federal judge.

Paul Silvis, 52, of Nampa, Idaho, also was given five years of supervised release following his six months of home confinement, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Alaska. He also was directed to perform 200 hours of community service, to reimburse two clients their deposits for hunts not provided, and required to write an article in a hunting periodical about his illegal activities.

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