Ted Nugent Takes Plea in Bear Killing

Agrees to pay $10,000 and appear in PSA


Ted Nugent is set to plead guilty in federal court today to illegally killing a black bear on Alaska’s Sukkawan Island in 2009. The rocker and Republican activist was filming his television show Spirit of the Wild when he wounded one bear in a bow hunt before shooting and killing another. Alaska limits hunters to one bear per season, and Nugent violated the federal Lacey act by transporting the illegal kill off the island. The plea deal, signed on April 14, requires Nugent to pay a $10,000 fine and make a 30-60 second public service announcement that would be broadcast on his show. He is also banned from hunting in Alaska, as well as on any U.S. Forest Service Land, for one year.

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