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Hard rocker Ted Nugent accused of "illegal kill"

3 years ago April 23, 2012 Apr 23, 2012 Monday, April 23 2012 Monday, April 23, 2012 2:15:56 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

ANCHORAGE - Rocker Ted Nugent is scheduled for a Tuesday court hearing in Alaska and expected to plead guilty to transporting a black bear he illegally killed.

The conservative activist signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors that was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.

The plea agreement says Nugent illegally shot and killed the bear in May 2009 on Alaska's Sukkwan Island after wounding a bear in a bow hunt, which counted toward a state seasonal limit of one bear.

Nugent's Anchorage attorney, Wayne Anthony Ross, says his client didn't know he was breaking the law.

According to the agreement, the hunt was filmed for Nugent's Outdoor Channel television show "Spirit of the Wild."

The agreement says Nugent knowingly possessed and transported the bear in misdemeanor violation of the Lacey Act.

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