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Calgary man banned from hunting, fined for importing Alaskan brown bear carcass

A brown bear is pictured at sunrise catching a salmon at Mount Kukak on August 28, 2011 in Katmai National Park, Alaska.
FILE: A brown bear is pictured at sunrise catching a salmon at Mount Kukak on August 28, 2011 in Katmai National Park, Alaska. Jon Cornforth / Barcroft Media / Getty Images

A Calgary man has been banned from hunting anywhere in the world for a year and fined thousands of dollars for illegally importing the carcass of an Alaskan brown bear.

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Environment Canada says Jason John Clemett was found guilty in June and was ordered to pay $13,500 for violating the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act.

Most of the penalty will go to the Environmental Damages Fund, while $1,350 will go to the federal government.

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An additional fine of $1,300 will be paid to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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As well, Clemett is prohibited for two years from importing and exporting wildlife to and from Canada.

The court also banned Clemett from hunting in or outside Canada for one year and required him to forfeit the bear hide and skull.

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