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Hunting show host charged with poaching in Alaska


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The host of a cable television hunting show has been charged with poaching in northwest Alaska.

   U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler says grizzly bears, moose, caribou and Dall sheep were illegally killed in the Noatak National Preserve, and some of the illegal kills ended up on the Sportsman Channel television show "The Syndicate."

   Prosecutors charged a host of the show, Clark W. Dixon, of Hazelhurst, Mississippi, with two felony violations of the Lacey Act.

   The 41-year-old is charged with taking a grizzly bear for a fee in 2010 without being a licensed and registered big game hunting guide. He's also charged with conducting an illegal outfitting operation since 2009.

   Two production companies and another individual were cited for filming and airing video without a commercial permit.

   Sportsman Channel spokesman Tom Caraccioli says the channel has no comment.

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