Wasilla hunting guide indicted over alleged swapping of Dall sheep horns

AnchorageMay 14, 2013 

Chad A. Reel of Wasilla-based Reel Alaska Trophy Hunts has been indicted by an Anchorage grand jury over an incident in which he allegedly claimed a legal set of Dall sheep horns came from an animal killed illegally by a client in 2009, reports the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman.

Reel ... is accused of felonies for falsifying a business record, tampering with physical evidence and four counts of perjury in the May 7 indictment, announced last week by the state Attorney General’s Office.

Reel’s client in the hunt, Danny J. Davis of Priest Lake, Idaho, was also indicted for two counts of perjury.

Reel also faces 15 related misdemeanor state Department of Fish and Game criminal charges involving the alleged illegal taking, possessing and transporting of Dall sheep. Davis also faces four misdemeanors for those Fish and Game charges.

Reel told The Frontiersman the case is a "big witch hunt," and his lawyer says Reel didn't knowingly violate any law. 

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