Look, nugent did NOT get ticketed for shooting a deer with a bait pile on a neighboring farm.........he filmed a California hunt and shot an illegal deer over a bait pile....baiting is illegal in California.......
LOL, you`re pretty funny.....here is the news report........
[font="times new roman"][size="3"]Rocker, reality TV star and avid hunter [/size][/font][font="times new roman"][color="#0000ff"][size="3"]Ted Nugent[/size][/color][/font][font="times new roman"][size="3"] has long been a supporter of hunters' rights and an advocate of "fair chase" the ethical and lawful pursuit of free-ranging wild animals. But the grizzled rocker shot himself in the foot this past February, when an episode of his Outdoor Channel TV show Spirit of the Wild showed him killing a too-young deer in Northern California, and using illegal bait to lure the animal to its doom.
According to the Sacramento Bee, two game wardens watched the episode when it initially aired, and one of them "just about fell out of his chair" when he saw what transpired, said California Fish and Game spokesman Patrick Foy. On the show, Nugent killed a deer with bow and arrow, which is perfectly legal. But the wardens could see it was a "spike" buck, meaning its antlers had not yet "forked," Foy said. It is illegal in California to kill such a young deer.
Even worse, the wardens noticed that, before Nugent killed it, the deer was eating something that had been spread on the ground. A subsequent investigation revealed that Nugent had used a commercial bait product with the lovely name of "C'mere Deer" and it's illegal to bait wildlife in California.
Yuba County prosecutors eventually filed 11 charges against "The Nuge," including shooting an underage buck, but it was announced yesterday that the rocker had cut a plea deal with the Yuba City District Attorney's office to reduce the number of charges to two misdemeanors: Baiting a deer and hunting with an improperly signed hunting tag. Nugent was fined $1,750 over the incident, but his reputation as a hunting activist may have been hit much harder than his wallet.
"I'm very disappointed in him," said Jim Lidberg, a board member of the California Deer Association, a hunting and conservation group. "He's been a very strong advocate for hunters' rights and really looked up to by a lot of people."
Nugent is scheduled to play several shows in Southern California this week.[/size][/font]
I have been, and AM honest about where my feelings come from....I have a strong dislike for nugent...AND, now, he`s a proven poacher, so I dislike him even more.......
Sorry you seem so upset over the ordeal......but the news report is accurate. Must be a great world you live in, where you only accept the facts you approve of.......
Yup, I brought it back around to ol` uncle ted, since some seemed to believe he was innocent, and the arrest was just a simple misunderstanding, and that he wasn`t even using bait......he`s guilty, and people need to understand that. Moreover, anyone, or any magazine that insists on using nugent, is making an unspoken acceptance of his behavior, good AND bad, and therein lies my complaint with Deer and Deer Hunting.
Several posts back, I did indeed attempt to steer the conversation back to the article I originally started the thread about.....but isn`t it amazing how ethics, or lack thereof, seemed to drive the conservation back to nugent.
This is the last I`ll say on this thread.
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