Rock and hunting icon Ted Nugent has agreed to pay a $1,750 fine after pleading no contest to charges stemming from a reality show appearance where he used illegal methods to kill a young deer.
California Department of Fish and Game spokesman Patrick Foy told a court on Friday that two game wardens saw the ‘Cat Scratch Fever’ rocker bait and kill a young deer with a bow and arrow while taping his Outdoor Channel series ‘Spirit of the Wild’ earlier this year, KBET-10 is reporting.
“They watched him appear to shoot a spiked buck, which is an illegal buck to take, because it’s too small. And he had it right there on television, and it wasn’t live, it was taped,” Foy said.
Nugent used a commercial deer bait called “C’mere Deer,” even though baiting animals for hunting purposes is illegal in the state.
The rock star originally faced 11 charges, including killing a deer too young to be hunted. In a deal with Yuba County prosecutors, Nugent’s attorney on Friday entered no contest pleas to the two misdemeanors.
Nugent was not in court and a spokeswoman for the star has not commented.
Killing a baby deer with a bow and arrow!? That just sounds sick!! Using bait called “C’mere Deer”!? Creepy!!!