Skiwear executive admits to illegal hunt in Alaska

Feb 10, 2013 -- 10:05am


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 58-year-old skiwear company executive has admitted to taking part in an illegal sheep hunt in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 2008 and was sentenced Friday to pay $10,000. The Anchorage Daily News reports Spyder Active Sports CEO Thomas M. McGann admitted to transporting a Dall sheep taken illegally. He may not hunt anywhere in the U.S. for one year and must forfeit the sheep under the agreement. McGann is the former president of Vermont-based snowboard manufacturer Burton Snowboards, one of the largest snowboard companies in the world. Court documents say he paid $11,000 for the hunt. He has served as CEO for Boulder, Colo.-based Spyder since 2009. The company is an official supplier for the U.S. Ski Team.

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