December 19, 2011
MMA Fighter Brock Lesnar Faces Multiple Wildlife Violations in Canada
Professional fighter Brock Lesnar has been charged with multiple wildlife violations in Canada stemming from a recent Alberta deer hunt.
From this story in the Toronto Sun:
Following a recent hunting trip to eastern Alberta, ultimate fighting superstar Brock Lesnar is grappling with a foe in an entirely different ring. Charges related to the improper handling of hunted game were read out against the sometime UFC and WWE champ in Medicine Hat Provincial Court Thursday.
The burly fighter failed to properly tag at least one of two animals his party had shot — a white tail and a mule deer, said Darcy Whiteside, spokesman for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development. “They shot an animal and didn’t tag it,” said Whiteside.
His guide and Albertan Chad Stryker, who was allegedly accompanying the celebrity, is also charged with the offences - unlawful possession of wildlife, abandon/wastage of the edible flesh of big game, and after killing wildlife, failure to immediately affix tag. The alleged offences occurred over several days in mid November on a grazing reserve near Manyberries. "In plain language, it would be considered poaching," said Whiteside. Neither men appeared in court Thursday.