Nugent to Plead Guilty
Ted Nugent, famous for rock & roll and hunting, is in some hot water for a 2009 bear hunting trip in Alaska. Nugent had previously shot at a black bear with his bow, the bear was wounded, and this counted for Nugent's seasonal limit of one bear. His lawyer says Nugent was not aware of that, since the bear was not killed and ran off. Nugent later successfully killed a bear, so faced charges of illegally killing the bear and then transporting it so a misdemeanor violation of the Lacey Act.
Nugent was able to do court proceedings via the telephone. He plead guilty, and will pay a $10,000 fine, a 2 year special probation, no hunting or fishing in Alaska for a year and will air a special public service announcement on his show every other week for a year. Nugent also paid Alaska $600 for the bear he illegally took. The agreement will have to be approved by a judge. From MidMissouri.com.