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Ted Nugent gets fined for illegally killing a deer

This type of crap does not help us as hunters at all. Found many articles online with tons of anti-hunting comments. I've never been an "uncle Ted" fan, and this type of stunt just makes us all look bad.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2010/08/ted-nugent-hunting-deer-baiting-no-contest.html

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What a buffoon.  Anyone putting together a hunting show ought to have enough common sense to know that everything he does on the show will be scrutinized for ethics and legality -- especially when you're a contentious, outspoken conservative like Nugent hunting in California.  So the fact that he apparently hired an oufitter that lets clients violate hunting laws is just plain stupid.  Likewise, it's mind-boggling that he didn't research laws himself or have the producers of the show do it.  Of course, there's always the possibility that he willingly chose to violate laws, but even then you'd think the producers would step in and protect the enterprise by reviewing the footage to make sure everything's legal before airing he episode.  So I don't see this as just game violations -- it's a horrid lack of judgment that makes us all look bad.

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It's Condemnation Season...Again

He shot a deer (immature?) over a commercially manufactured deer attractant that I will bet can be purchased at the closest Sportsmans Warehouse, Cabelas or even the local WalMart in the great state of California(and has been used by more than a few of us). He had an unsigned license in his pocket (an unforgiveable offense that I'm sure no one reading this has never done). He shot an immature deer forgoing a mount on the wall over tender meat - again something that I'm sure no one here would ever contemplate. Then he has the audacity to man up to the henious crimes perpetuated and pay the fines.

Yep, he should have known that the use of the attractant was proscribed against in CA (or at least one of the probably 10 - 20 people around him at the time should have known). The fact that "ranchers" purposely plant milo, corn, sunflowers, etc. in areas far from similar plots just to attract doves, pheasants, deer, etc. is SOP & somehow not baiting is beside the point.

Yep, he shot a young deer.  What a cad!! The fact that he was not cited for it suggests that huting for meat rather than for trophies is still legal in CA is beside the point.

For these transgressions let us now banish him from the halls of the "perfect" hunter. Lets not dwell on the multiple positive things he's done for hunting rights, second ammendment rights, support of our fighting men & women overseas,, his voluntary work for bringing kids into the hunting world, ........

I hope he's not sacrificed to huntings' own brand of "Correctness" that amputated Jim Zumbo off at the knees. It's interesting that of all the Rightious sportmen & sportmen organizations out there, Nugent was was the first & almost only one the rationally discuss Zumbo's unpardonable sin of speaking bad of the Black Rifle.    

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Hal Fast wrote:

For these transgressions let us now banish him from the halls of the "perfect" hunter. Lets not dwell on the multiple positive things he's done for hunting rights, second ammendment rights, support of our fighting men & women overseas,, his voluntary work for bringing kids into the hunting world, ........

I hope he's not sacrificed to huntings' own brand of "Correctness" that amputated Jim Zumbo off at the knees. It's interesting that of all the Rightious sportmen & sportmen organizations out there, Nugent was was the first & almost only one the rationally discuss Zumbo's unpardonable sin of speaking bad of the Black Rifle.    

 

I agree.  Of course I've never been a big fan of Ted's hunting shows, but I completely agree with what you say about him.  I think there tends to be too much witch hunting and bashing amongst our own for even the most minor infractions or mistakes made.  I think Ted was way more productive with Zumbo than anyone else attempted to be.  Everyone (myself included) was too busy bashing and criticizing Zumbo without thinking about Zumbo's vast contribution to the sport of hunting.  Bashing, bitching, and witch hunting gets nothing accomplished among us as sportsman.

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I do think Uncle Ted AND the

I do think Uncle Ted AND the production grew should have done more research on the rules and regs in Ca!! I still have respect for the man as a hunter, a patriot, and a community giver. Iam glad to see that he owned up to the wrongful doing and paid the fines and took responsibility for his actions. Whether you like Ted or dislike Ted he IS and WILL always be one of our greatest advocates for the 2nd amendment, our right to hunt and the right to express our selves. And my question is this, Is it such a big deal because of his fame or because of the law infraction? If you or I did this would the public know so fast or judge so quickly? Thanks for reading

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R. Smith wrote:

I do think Uncle Ted AND the production grew should have done more research on the rules and regs in Ca!! I still have respect for the man as a hunter, a patriot, and a community giver. Iam glad to see that he owned up to the wrongful doing and paid the fines and took responsibility for his actions. Whether you like Ted or dislike Ted he IS and WILL always be one of our greatest advocates for the 2nd amendment, our right to hunt and the right to express our selves. And my question is this, Is it such a big deal because of his fame or because of the law infraction? If you or I did this would the public know so fast or judge so quickly? Thanks for reading

You minus ME 2points cuz why? Because I didnt rip the guy a new one or what? Thats ok  because I stand behind my Opinion. And YES it is very WRONG what ted did!!

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he obviously didn't do his

he obviously didn't do his homework because i don't know why someone would knowingly poach an animal and air it on tv. Not to defend him or anything but if you go on to the california fish and game website, the regs look like they were writen by nancy pelosi and her gang. however there is no excuse for arrogance and i am glad he owned up.

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I gave you guys all one point

I gave you guys all one point back, It pisses my off when you give your opinion and you get crapped on! I went back and watched the show again and he proudly holds up the spike deer.

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I'm glad he owned up to it

I'm glad he owned up to it and i hope he get s a stiff penalty, I havent been a fan of his ever. If you hunt in different state you MUST know there game laws. no excuses

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Yes, good old Ted messed up.

Yes, good old Ted messed up. A man of his positon should have known the laws there. He did fess up to the mistake and pay the price though. I am sure some of us on here might not do that. I really never have watched but i know he is a big supporter of the 2nd ammendment and a huge supporte of our military troops. As long as he stands up for those things he must not be all that bad.

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