Posted: Aug 18, 2010 8:41 PM by Alison Haynes
MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Ted Nugent says he should have been
better informed about California game laws after pleading no
contest to misdemeanor charges of deer-baiting.
Nugent said on his website Wednesday that he takes full
responsibility for the hunting incident televised on a February
episode of his Outdoor Channel hunting show.
California game wardens watching the show saw Nugent kill an
immature buck during the hunt in Northern California. Investigators
found that the deer had been eating bait before being killed.
Baiting wildlife is illegal in California.
Nugent pleaded no contest last week to baiting the deer and not
having a properly signed hunting tag. A Yuba County Superior Court
judge ordered Nugent to pay a $1,750 fine.