Illegal outfitter faces 10 years in federal prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A renegade Idaho hunting outfitter pleaded guilty to breaking the law yet again, acknowledging in federal court that he operated an unlicensed guiding business and misrepresented bankruptcy information. Sidney R. Davis of Soda Springs faces up to 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced on Aug. 31. Davis has operated Trail Creek Lodge near Soda Springs, Idaho since 1993, but he had his outfitting and guiding license revoked in 1996 after violating Idaho regulations. In the latest case, Davis admitted to illegally guiding a mule deer hunt in October 2008. He also acknowledged omitting material information from his 2005 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. In 2006, Davis garnered national attention by accusing his former business partner, NBA basketball player Karl Malone, of bribery. A judge threw that case out.

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