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Hunting show host from Mississippi gets jail time

ANCHORAGE, AK (Mississippi News Now) -

A cable TV hunting show host has been sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for his role as a leader and guide in a multi-year poaching operation on a federal preserve in Alaska.

Forty-one year old Clark Dixon of Hazlehurst admitted to large scale violations of federal and state hunting laws on the Noatak Preserve from 2008 through 2013.

As part of the plea agreement and sentence the judge ordered Dixon to pay a $75,000 fine and forfeit 17 animals killed and turned into trophies while falsely claiming to be a resident of the state of Alaska.

In related cases, Dixon's father, Charles Dixon pleaded guilty to two violations of the Lacey Act
for illegally flying a non-resident hunter. That was in November of 2015.

That same month, Clarence Michael Osborne, 53, of Madison pleaded guilty to a violation of the Lacey Act for killing a grizzly bear in the Preserve while hunting with Clark Dixon and Terry Goza  of Hazlehurst pleaded guilty to taking a Dall sheep ram, same day airborne, in the Noatak preserve while hunting with Clark Dixon.

The National Park Service cited The Outdoor Syndicate, LLC, in Reno, Nevada, its owner Michael P. Dianda, and a production company, Zap Lab, Ltd, in Reno, Nevada, for commercial filming on the Preserve without a permit. Clark Dixon and another professional videographer acquired footage of hunts
which were aired on The Syndicate. These groups have all paid their fines in connection with this case.

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