Famed Alberta hunt guide fined $3K for ignoring Yukon prohibition
Pat Garrett failed to read the fine print on 2014 court order
An Alberta hunting guide who failed to read the fine print of a Yukon court order has been fined $3,000 for ignoring a hunting prohibition in the territory.
Pat Garrett, 40, pleaded guilty in Yukon Territorial Court this week, acknowledging he won't be hunting in the Yukon again any time soon.
Garrett was first convicted in 2014 and fined $10,000 for guiding illegal bear and caribou hunts in the Tombstone region of the territory.
That conviction carried a seven year ban on any hunting-related activity in the Yukon.
Last August, while investigating a questionable sheep kill by a reality TV crew, Yukon conservation officers found Garrett packing for the team.
Court was told Garrett had no idea he was in violation. Garrett and his employer both claim they simply failed to read details of the entire court order.
Garrett, an oil rig foreman who lives and works near Edmonton, runs an outfitting business with his family that takes hunters to the Fort McMurray area in the spring to shoot black bears.
He is an experienced big game guide, and world famous for his hunting prowess.
A Youtube video shows him celebrating the 2012 sheep kill that made him the world's youngest hunter to take all 29 species that make up the so-called "Super Slam of North American Game".
Prosecutors say a reciprocal agreement between Yukon and Alberta could see Garrett barred from hunting there too.
The prohibition holds for another five years.