Guide charged with wildlife violations

Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010

ANCHORAGE - A 45-year-old big game guide operating out of Nondalton is charged with 30 counts of wildlife violations stemming from a seven-year investigation.

Authorities say Fred E. Sims killed moose by air and left their carcasses to rot, creating bait stations so his clients would have easy hunts for brown bears.

He was charged Thursday in Dillingham on counts ranging from wanton waste and using game as bait to taking moose in a closed season and unlawful methods of taking game.

According to charging documents, Sims ran his business out of the Newhalen Lodge, which is owned by his father, William Sims.

The court papers say Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigated 18 moose carcasses associated with Fred Sims' hunts since 2003.

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