NEWS
11/18/2016 11:36 EST | Updated 11/19/2017 00:12 EST

Calgary man fined, banned from hunting for 1 year for importing bear carcass

CALGARY — 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.

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.

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

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.