Airline pilot convicted on fish and game charges

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) A jury in Dillingham has convicted an airline pilot on numerous misdemeanor fish and game charges.

Kerry Schmidt, 46, of Colbert, Wash., was convicted this week of taking a moose in an area closed to nonresident hunters and taking a moose without the proper resident tag for moose hunts that occurred on Sept. 7, 2000, and Sept. 10, 2001, officials said.

Schmidt also was convicted of taking a bear without a guide, taking a bear without a tag and taking a bear in a closed period for a bear hunt on Sept. 6, 2002.

Fish and wildlife troopers conducted the criminal investigation into the hunts.

Schmidt, a Northwest Airlines 747 pilot, is scheduled for sentencing on Aug. 18.

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