Nugent Fined For Bear Hunt In Alaska

Various Sources/Alaska Division of Wildlife Conservation, Bear Hunting Magazine

Ted Nugent is once again in the news after a hunting incident in Alaska where he was hunting bear for his "Spirit of the Wild" TV show.

Nugent reportedly took a shot at one bear and it ran away. When there were no indications that it was seriously injured, he took a second bear four days later. That is what landed him in hot water with Alaskan authorities as in Alaska, once you hit an animal, it becomes "your animal." Claiming ignorance of that rule, Nugent subsequently plead guilty to a "misdemeanor Lacey Act charge" and paid a $10,000 fine and will film a TV spot on responsible hunting.

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