Skip to comments.Ted Nugent set for court date in illegal kill case
Posted on 04/23/2012 4:35:46 PM PDT by NYTexan
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Rocker Ted Nugent is scheduled for a court hearing in Alaska on Tuesday, when he is expected to plead guilty to transporting a black bear he illegally killed.
The conservative activist and gun rights advocate signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors that was filed Friday in U.S. District Court. Nugent was set to participate by telephone in Tuesday's U.S. District Court proceeding in the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan, his attorney said.
The plea agreement says Nugent illegally shot and killed the bear in May 2009 on Sukkwan Island in southeast Alaska days after he wounded a bear in a bow hunt, which counted toward a state seasonal limit of one bear for that location. The agreement says Nugent knowingly possessed and transported the bear in misdemeanor violation of the Lacey Act.
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I can just imagine....
“Your Honor, the prosecution requests extraordinary sentencing in this case. Specifically, we’re asking for the death penalty.”
I wouldn’t put it past ‘em.
You screw with the elites of this Banana Republic & you know what happens.
He says he didn’t know about the law, and neither did the guide. He’s manning up anyway and taking his licks. Good for him.
The old saying that “ignorance of the law is no defense” was a good idea, but anymore as laws get more convoluted and nonsensical... There’s a point when it becomes nearly impossible to know what the law is.
Here in WA I would offer the game and fish regs as a prime example. The “pamphlet” I got (it used to be a pamphlet. It’s more of a book anymore) is so long and complex— with numerous exemptions, exceptions and temporary changes— and has you jumping all through the book just to figure out the dates that some place opens and closes... Or whatever... The damn thing is indecipherable. I would say that it is virtually impossible to go fishing for salmon on Puget Sound without unkowingly breaking at least one or more regulation— no matter how much you study the rules ahead of time.
Our Federal and State Governments have gotten too out of control!
The Asshats are run’n around with solutions looking for problems in order to justify their jobs.
Time to put them all on part-time!
I wouldn't expect him to do it any other way he's a real American man honest and truthful IMHO ....
hank jr got in trouble for this also
To take it one step further, there's the question of whether he actually "wounded" the bear or not since the video clip only shows the arrow grazing the animal.
No matter, Ted took the high road and got this crap over with and I respect him for that..........
“... Theres a point when it becomes nearly impossible to know what the law is.”
That is done on purpose, it gives the government ultimate control as now we are all declared criminals.
It begs the question of whether the arrow was ever found. If they found the arrow at the spot the bear was first shot at... And there was no blood on the shaft, it would suggest that there was no “through and through” (inevitably fatal) injury. If the blade tip only grazed the bear, the injury may have been serious but it also may have been inconsequential. If it wasn’t through and through and they followed the blood trail as far as they could... And never found the bear... At some point it becomes safe to assume the bear got away OK.
I understand why laws like this happen. There are too many hunters (especially bow hunters? Maybe...) that take shots they shouldn’t take and wound animals instead of waiting for the right kill shot. But this law takes the silliness perhaps too far the other way.
If youd like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.
So, he wounds one bear and moves on to another because first bear didn’t die? Can’t he be charged with cruelty to animals? Along with a few other things I won’t mention.
No. Silly question.
What are you doing to stop all the cruelty that animals do to to other animals? Which is more cruel... The hunter that kills a wounds a bear with an arrow, or the lion that chases and takes down a zebra and begins feeding on its flesh before the zebra is even dead?
Man is the only predator on the planet that actually tries to minimize the cruelty to our prey. The rest of the planet doesn’t care a bit. Fix the rest of the animal kingdom first, then you can come and moralize about humans.
Man is supposed to ‘know better’ by not being cruel. However, there are a lot of people that are worse than animals....they don’t always kill because they need to eat or will die...like an animal.
Fawn is a one issue freeper. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen her comment on cruelty done by humans on another human. Like enslaving them with taxes, hounding businesses until they die a slow death from total exhaustion. People committing suicide because the government has unjustly seized their property.
Not that there is anything wrong with being a one issue freeper. They’re pretty thick here.