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Rock star and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent was fined $1,750 Friday in Yuba County Superior Court after pleading no contest to a charge of baiting deer on his hunting show "Spirit of the Wild."
Yuba City attorney Jack Kopp, representing Theodore Anthony Nugent, entered the plea to Department of Fish and Game charges of baiting deer and not having a deer tag "countersigned" at the closest possible location, said Deputy District Attorney John Vacek.
Nugent, who did not appear in court, also illegally shot an immature buck on the show but was not charged, according to Fish and Game.
Two deer were killed after being baited, said Vacek. Moore and Patterson also were represented by Kopp and did not appear in court. Moore, who pleaded no contest to possessing an animal illegally, was fined $700. Patterson was fined $1,225. Judge James F. Dawson ordered all three men to pay the fines by Oct. 1. Nugent was originally facing a charge of killing a "spike" — an immature buck — on the program, but the charge was dropped during negotiations between his attorney and the Yuba County District Attorney's Office, said Foy. A spike is a deer with two antlers that have not yet "forked," Foy said.
He loves to go around telling everyone what a master woodsmen he is and how skillfull he is with a bow , Well let me tell you, if I put up some salt licks I dont think it would be that hard for me to have the success he does.
So what if he had laid in wait at a natural salt lick, or a fresh field of clovers? Would that still be unacceptable?
Originally posted by rubbertramp
reply to post by Skid Mark
i really don't like 'game farms'. it takes the sport out of it.
nothing but a bunch of lazy urbanites who want a head to hang on the wall, and the stories about the hunt to go along.
Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
reply to post by rubbertramp
Please oh great deer hunter of yore, how do you tell the difference between a buck and a doe? The horns right there little fella.
As for baiting, depends on where you are if baiting is legal or not.
Also, you can feed deer to a certain point before the season and then not.
Sorry, is there a shortage of deer or something?
The reason this is hitting the news stands has nothing to do with Ted the hunter or Ted the singer, it has to do with Ted the conservative. I can imagine this to be running balls out til the elections.
edit to add-since this is awhile back, We use to have an OLD oldsmobile with like 1/4 thick steel in the front. Mmmm, lots and lots of back strap when I was younger.
Also, if running low on funds and food, I would rather eat from nature's supermarket than grovel from my government. Have done it before, I am sure I will do it again.
[edit on 18-8-2010 by saltheart foamfollower]