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October 28, 2010

South Dakota Investigating Ted Nugent for Hunting Violations

By Chad Love

Is there more legal trouble in the Nuge's future? Maybe. Remember this story about his game violations in California? Now the state of South Dakota is investigating whether Ted Nugent may have violated the terms of his sentence when he went hunting recently at a South Dakota preserve.

From this story in the Rapid City Journal:
State wildlife officials have begun an investigation to determine whether musician Ted Nugent broke the law when he hunted pheasants near Hot Springs prior to his Oct. 16 appearance in Rapid City. Nugent was featured at a Second Amendment rally sponsored by Citizens for Liberty, a Rapid City area tea party affiliate. Before the rally, Nugent shot pheasants and partridge on a hunting preserve east of Hot Springs, under a special preserve license and regulations. Now there is a question about whether Nugent could legally hunt in the state, because of his no-contest plea in August to two counts of misdemeanor big-game violations in California.

Nugent pleaded no-contest in Yuba County Superior Court to hunting deer in a baited area and failing to get an authorized signature on a deer tag. Other misdemeanor charges were dropped in a plea bargain with prosecutors there. News stories on the case report that Nugent paid a $1,750 fine. They do not mention a license revocation, which is imposed for certain game violations.South Dakota is part of a network of states that honor the hunting and fishing revocations imposed by other states. If Nugent’s license was suspended or revoked there, it would be illegal for him to purchase a license and hunt here. Andy Alban, GF&P law enforcement administrator in Pierre, would not discuss Nugent or the GF&P investigation on Monday. “It’s against our policy to comment on active investigations,” Alban said.

Your thoughts? Are they just picking on the 'Nuge, or does the law mean the law regardless of who you are?

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

The law is the law! On the other hand I still feel he is being used as an example in a political way because of his stance on issues involving guns, politics, hunting restrictions, ect... This is the reason why I feel no one ecspecially in the public lime light should ever comment one way politicaly. I am personally guilty of not watching movies, listening to music, ect... when some artist of any sort makes statements I disagree with. Example, I refuse to watch any movie with Sean Penn, Danny Glover, and many more when they support tyrants like Hugo Chavez and the such. In closing I believe in tolerence, but my line is very thin.

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from finnyk wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Uh . . . despite the celebrity factor, this really isn't news. The states who are members of the Compact regularly share information and take action when someone violates in any of several different ways. If his hunting license was suspended in California, and therefore in the several states in the Compact, he should be dealt with just like anyone else. One could argue that he is targeted because of his celebrity. On the other hand one could argue: the fact that Nugent goes out of his way to be a spokesman for the 2nd Amendment, law and order, responsible gun ownership, etc. makes him a target for this sort of attention beyond the usual, and that he should make sure that he is clear in all respects so that his message is not tainted by his indiscretions/miscalculations. Frankly, it does tend to make one wonder how serious he is in his statements and beliefs, and whether people who agree with him can stand behind him without feeling the bite of hypocrisy on their butt. The guy has to know that "all eyes are on him" and he should go the extra mile to protect himself, if not his message.

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from rock rat wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Maybe he could seriously consider the concept of being equal before the law.

What a loser.

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from Greenhead wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Why is the press rushing to judgment when the author of the article doesn't even know if his license was suspended? He may have done nothing wrong.

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from uplander12 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Make an example of him.

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Uplander, be careful what you wish for on others, because you could in the future be "The Example", and in need of a free pass.

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from mad_dog9999 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

If he didn't have his liscence revoked its a non-issue. If he did have it revoked he should be charged. But if It was revoked and he was atill able to get a liscence, then isn't this more of a failure of the system. If your liscence is revoked in a state thats part of that network, you automatically should be unable to purchase a liscence.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Why did the State of South Dakota sell Ted Nugent a license only to revoke it after his hunt?

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Buckhunter, there you go again using your God given brain! You should know by now this is not allowed!

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from moldenhauera6486 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

I agree with buckhunter. it doesnt make sense

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

In our state you are given a letter of revocation telling you not only that you are revoked in our state but the other states that cooperate in the pact. Its that simple. There is no doubt in your mind. I don't know if Calif. does the same. If what they are saying is true ( and I will wait to pass judgement) I would think that he and his people would get their act together as much as they promote responsible and ethical hunting. If you are going to talk the talk then you are going to have to walk the walk.

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from Koldkut wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

He was hunting a private preserve? I think if it's private, then they should be able to control the licensing of the hunters there, like fishing on private waters in Colorado, if it's private water, then you don't need a state permit to fish.

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from hal herring wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Preserve hunt?

Isn't that game farm? Pen raised birds and stuff? I think the license issues are very differnt on game farms. As in, for most of them, you don't need a license- just pay the fee- that's one reason alot of people are worried about game farm issues- users don't contribute to conservation in any lager sense, as do actual hunters, hunting actual wild game.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

I understand why the state would charge a license fee for a private pheasant preserve. Inevitably wild game will work it's way into the preserve.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Sarge01 and Dcast +1 for'ya!

I tell'ya, every time somebody tosses some red meat out, somebody gots to go frigging nuts!

For the court to suspend Nugents license would be of public record and because nobody investigating California Public Records hasn't come up with Nugents License being suspended proves to me, it hasn't been suspended!

Is all of this politically motivated, you bet it is even here on F&S!

For those of you have the wait and see, innocent until proven for a fact guilty you have my respect. For those of you yelling off with his head, have the audacity to call yourself sprotsmens, I hope your firing pin or fishing pole breaks!!

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from shane wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

What is going on in his head lately? He used to be good for our cause, not so much now. We should probably condemn his crazy ass for all of our sakes.

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

The way our revocations read are "Your hunting priviledges are revoked for a certain amount of time."
It dosen't say license.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

I can save the State of South Dakota a lot of money.

Ted Nugents license suspension in California is for deer hunting only. The State of California still allows Ted to hunt pheasant in their own state. The violation is species specific and does not pertain to any other type of hunting.

After 12 days of investigation there has not been one violation of the law found in South Dakota. Period. Nada. Because there is none.

To put it simply, it is a witch hunt.

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from Walt Smith wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Laws are laws, if you're over 18 you're not a kid anymoreand everyone should be treated the same, Everyone!

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from mtak194187 wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

There is no spin on this, nor is it a witch hunt. A law enforcement agency is doing its job and a newspaper is reporting an ongoing investigation involving a celebrity. The press is not rushing to judgment. If it is a cut and dry issue, as some on here seem to suggest, blame Fish and Game for being incompetent. If a law was broken, it is not a witch hunt.

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from HAMMER369 wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

Shane what are you doing for this sport?? Yea Ted is a little wacky but he loves hunting and he is outspoken for all of us who don't have the fame or the ability to fight the idiot politians who want to impose there own views and ideas on us..... That's almost like saying the NRA doesn't do anything for us... come on

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from HogBlog wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

He was fined in CA. There's no license (or privilege)revocation. This is a non-story.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

mtak1941,

The article written above is dated 10 days after the alleged violation.

It took myself just a few minutes of research to learn that Ted's hunting license in California was not revoked. Ted Nugent can go to California today and hunt hogs, bear, pheasants, ducks and anything else except deer. Ted Nugent lost his deer license only in the State of California.

Let us ask the obvious question. Why was this little tidbit of information not in the Rapid City Journal?

Let us ask the next obvious question. Why would the State of South Dakota prohibit Ted Nugent from hunting pheasants when the State of California, where the violation occurred, still allow Ted to hunt pheasants.

Why did not artical not mention Ted Nugent sought, purchased and carried all of the required South Dakota licenses for a non-resident hunter?

If the article disclosed the entire truth it would be, as already mentioned, a non-story.

Lastly, I already checked. The Rapid City Journal does support candidates who are pro 2A.

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from mwmrtn wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

I know here in NY ,you don't need a hunting license to hunt on licensed shooting/hunting preserve. To me, it looks like someone is going out of their way to stick it to Ted

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from mikpike61 wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

Field and Stream should be ashamed of itself. Ted's license to hunt pheasant was NOT REVOKED IN CALIFORNIA !
F&S could have found that out many moons ago if they tried. Obviously the editors here were more interested in trashing a hunting icon like Uncle Ted (in hopes to sell more advertising, no doubt) than in the truth. Selling advertising is not a bad thing-- but running a story that is full of questions that have already been answered, libeling a great American, and turning a blind eye to the truth to sell advertising is beneath F&S. Next thing you know the editors here will be part of the man-made global warming hoax -- oh wait -- they already are.
I hope you put a retraction in as prominent place as this non-story, along with an apology to Mr. Nugent.

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from QDMGuy wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

It is a disgrace to journalism that an article is written before all of the facts are known. In this day and age, a false accusation can be just as detrimental, or helpful depending on which side of the fence you are standing on, as a tried guilty verdict. Its is sad to see today's "journalism" perpetuated on F&S too!!!

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from mwestbrook wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

I agree with several other post; this story should have been vented before it was put in print; does F&S have an agenda with uncle Ted, I don't know but it seems they do.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

loks like they are tryin to give ted the zumbo treatment. so much for loyalty.

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from tcoll378@aol.com wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

The S.D. violation does seem a little silly. While I respect Nugent's efforts at some level, he's really way over the top on his approach to hunting and Second Amendment rights. I hunt every chance I get and I love it, but I don't celebrate the killing the way Nugent and some others do. Each successful hunt I go on ends with a quiet moment of respect for the animal. And I follow the rules. As for the Second Amendment, it is a vital private right to protect ourselves against tyranny. It really has nothing to do with hunting. It drives me nuts that people engaged in hunting are constantly being linked up with the reactionary nuts in the Tea Party movement, the American right wing or extreme gun nuts. Hunting is a big tent, and I'd rather not have Nugent as its spokesperson.

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from Rick ONeil wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

Ted has been a great advocate for hunters and 2nd amendment right for years, If he has made mistakes he has owned up to them, give him the benefit of the doubt till he is shown to have done something wrong. If your not sure, then why write the story? Your bashing someone and making him look bad to all your readers, when all might be OK. but the story will live on forever in the simple minds of anti hunters because they read it here. :-)

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from tom warner wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

Oh, this one really gripes me! I am 100% with Clay Cooper's comment! F&S has dropped the ball over this and never should have given this BS non-story space. I wish all the holier-than-thou, rush to judgement hypocrites out there would just zip it up until it is learned without a doubt that the man is some kind of habitual law breaker; which he obviously is not. Please! Give us all a break and drop the whole thing! This reminds me of our current poisonous political dialogue being spouted by fools to the detriment of us all.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

mikpike61 & jamesti +1 for the both of'ya!

That is why I don't receive F&S.

What show was it,

"Truth, Justice and the American Way!"

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

Off topic but worth bringing up

Food for thought

“Facts must be distorted, relevant circumstances concealed, and a picture presented which by its crude coloring will persuade the ignorant people that their Government is blameless, their cause is righteous, and that the indisputable wickedness of the enemy is beyond question.
A moment's reflection would tell any reasonable person that such obvious bias cannot possibly represent the truth. But the moment's reflection is not allowed; lies are circulated with great rapidity. The unthinking mass accept them and by their excitement sway the rest.
The amount of rubbish and humbug that pass under the name of patriotism in wartime in all countries is sufficient to make decent people blush when they are subsequently disillusioned.”
-Arthur Ponsonby, Falsehood in Wartime, 1928

“It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.”
-Ayn Rand

“the individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.”
-J. Edgar Hoover, 1956, speaking of communism

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“The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.”
-Tom Clancy

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

Clay,

When a person reads an article which is false and as a result believes an untruth, is it the writer or the reader who is at fault?

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

So your question is, “is it the writer or the reader who is at fault?”

When the writer knowingly and deliberately falsifies or slants a story for profit, then it’s the writer who is as fault!

If someone is going to “Professionally Publish” something, should they find all the facts? Should they also bring up questions to be asked instead of leading the reader to believe someone is guilty when in fact, they may not be?

So who is really at fault here?

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

I can show you a newspaper article of a Doctor who was arrested for brandishing a loaded and cocked handgun threatening to kill the owners of a clinic and despite witnesses calling into the local Newspaper telling it was false, they ran the story anyhow because the story went viral and it sold papers!

That’s right! The story was knowingly false and they ran with it!

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from pabloco09 wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

If the fella broke the law,then bust'em.....If not then shut up an go away.....

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

When was the last time Radio, TV, Hollywood or the Printed Word let the TRUTH get in the way of a good story. No matter whose side.

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

One of my fathers customers in the early 60's was a well known Daily News writer that took a very Liberal posture opposite of his personal, ethnic, racial, social, economic and religious beliefs. My father puzzled asked him HOW COME? His reply was simple:" I have more Cops reading my column now than I ever could. The worst contempt in my business is silent contempt".

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from shane wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

When one poaches one becomes a poacher. There is no gray area. If you poach or have ever poached you are a poacher. We don't forgive child molesters and we shouldn't forgive poachers. I used to be a huge fan of the Nuge both for what he has done/stands for and his music. Now that he is a poacher it kinda undoes all the rest.

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

GUN,check-----AMMO,check-----License,check----- Philadelpha Lawyer, Don't leave home without it

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from coachoiler wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

i think you all should give uncle ted a break he has done a lot of good for the hunting industry and the second am. way more good than bad i wish my kids would look up to him as a role model they could do a lot worse.does anyone know exactly why he was charged in ca. de he knowingly break the law or was it an honest mistake,some laws have a gray area interpeted differently by all

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from dtownley wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

I AM SPARTACUS ! Thank you to all who have not rushed to judgement and to all that have... well you got that much going for you ? Keep up the good work Clay. SARGE ! +1 for restraint.

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from slopoke36 wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

I am all for Ted and his ways but Uncle Ted needs to pump the brakes on how outspoken he is for the outdoors and get things back into perspective. He has done a lot for the sport of hunting and even he has to obey the laws! Come on Ted check back into reality. Take some time off from the guns and killing and go some play guitar, let the seas settle a little.

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from SDkid605 wrote 35 weeks 4 days ago

Wish he'd just go away;
not a good musician or an outdoors spokesperson.
I wouldn't welcome him to my home state.
If my kids never know of this guy, I will die happy.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

mtak1941,

The article written above is dated 10 days after the alleged violation.

It took myself just a few minutes of research to learn that Ted's hunting license in California was not revoked. Ted Nugent can go to California today and hunt hogs, bear, pheasants, ducks and anything else except deer. Ted Nugent lost his deer license only in the State of California.

Let us ask the obvious question. Why was this little tidbit of information not in the Rapid City Journal?

Let us ask the next obvious question. Why would the State of South Dakota prohibit Ted Nugent from hunting pheasants when the State of California, where the violation occurred, still allow Ted to hunt pheasants.

Why did not artical not mention Ted Nugent sought, purchased and carried all of the required South Dakota licenses for a non-resident hunter?

If the article disclosed the entire truth it would be, as already mentioned, a non-story.

Lastly, I already checked. The Rapid City Journal does support candidates who are pro 2A.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Why did the State of South Dakota sell Ted Nugent a license only to revoke it after his hunt?

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Sarge01 and Dcast +1 for'ya!

I tell'ya, every time somebody tosses some red meat out, somebody gots to go frigging nuts!

For the court to suspend Nugents license would be of public record and because nobody investigating California Public Records hasn't come up with Nugents License being suspended proves to me, it hasn't been suspended!

Is all of this politically motivated, you bet it is even here on F&S!

For those of you have the wait and see, innocent until proven for a fact guilty you have my respect. For those of you yelling off with his head, have the audacity to call yourself sprotsmens, I hope your firing pin or fishing pole breaks!!

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from mikpike61 wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

Field and Stream should be ashamed of itself. Ted's license to hunt pheasant was NOT REVOKED IN CALIFORNIA !
F&S could have found that out many moons ago if they tried. Obviously the editors here were more interested in trashing a hunting icon like Uncle Ted (in hopes to sell more advertising, no doubt) than in the truth. Selling advertising is not a bad thing-- but running a story that is full of questions that have already been answered, libeling a great American, and turning a blind eye to the truth to sell advertising is beneath F&S. Next thing you know the editors here will be part of the man-made global warming hoax -- oh wait -- they already are.
I hope you put a retraction in as prominent place as this non-story, along with an apology to Mr. Nugent.

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

The law is the law! On the other hand I still feel he is being used as an example in a political way because of his stance on issues involving guns, politics, hunting restrictions, ect... This is the reason why I feel no one ecspecially in the public lime light should ever comment one way politicaly. I am personally guilty of not watching movies, listening to music, ect... when some artist of any sort makes statements I disagree with. Example, I refuse to watch any movie with Sean Penn, Danny Glover, and many more when they support tyrants like Hugo Chavez and the such. In closing I believe in tolerence, but my line is very thin.

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from Greenhead wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Why is the press rushing to judgment when the author of the article doesn't even know if his license was suspended? He may have done nothing wrong.

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Uplander, be careful what you wish for on others, because you could in the future be "The Example", and in need of a free pass.

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from mad_dog9999 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

If he didn't have his liscence revoked its a non-issue. If he did have it revoked he should be charged. But if It was revoked and he was atill able to get a liscence, then isn't this more of a failure of the system. If your liscence is revoked in a state thats part of that network, you automatically should be unable to purchase a liscence.

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

In our state you are given a letter of revocation telling you not only that you are revoked in our state but the other states that cooperate in the pact. Its that simple. There is no doubt in your mind. I don't know if Calif. does the same. If what they are saying is true ( and I will wait to pass judgement) I would think that he and his people would get their act together as much as they promote responsible and ethical hunting. If you are going to talk the talk then you are going to have to walk the walk.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

I can save the State of South Dakota a lot of money.

Ted Nugents license suspension in California is for deer hunting only. The State of California still allows Ted to hunt pheasant in their own state. The violation is species specific and does not pertain to any other type of hunting.

After 12 days of investigation there has not been one violation of the law found in South Dakota. Period. Nada. Because there is none.

To put it simply, it is a witch hunt.

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from mwestbrook wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

I agree with several other post; this story should have been vented before it was put in print; does F&S have an agenda with uncle Ted, I don't know but it seems they do.

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from finnyk wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Uh . . . despite the celebrity factor, this really isn't news. The states who are members of the Compact regularly share information and take action when someone violates in any of several different ways. If his hunting license was suspended in California, and therefore in the several states in the Compact, he should be dealt with just like anyone else. One could argue that he is targeted because of his celebrity. On the other hand one could argue: the fact that Nugent goes out of his way to be a spokesman for the 2nd Amendment, law and order, responsible gun ownership, etc. makes him a target for this sort of attention beyond the usual, and that he should make sure that he is clear in all respects so that his message is not tainted by his indiscretions/miscalculations. Frankly, it does tend to make one wonder how serious he is in his statements and beliefs, and whether people who agree with him can stand behind him without feeling the bite of hypocrisy on their butt. The guy has to know that "all eyes are on him" and he should go the extra mile to protect himself, if not his message.

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from Koldkut wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

He was hunting a private preserve? I think if it's private, then they should be able to control the licensing of the hunters there, like fishing on private waters in Colorado, if it's private water, then you don't need a state permit to fish.

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from hal herring wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Preserve hunt?

Isn't that game farm? Pen raised birds and stuff? I think the license issues are very differnt on game farms. As in, for most of them, you don't need a license- just pay the fee- that's one reason alot of people are worried about game farm issues- users don't contribute to conservation in any lager sense, as do actual hunters, hunting actual wild game.

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from QDMGuy wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

It is a disgrace to journalism that an article is written before all of the facts are known. In this day and age, a false accusation can be just as detrimental, or helpful depending on which side of the fence you are standing on, as a tried guilty verdict. Its is sad to see today's "journalism" perpetuated on F&S too!!!

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

loks like they are tryin to give ted the zumbo treatment. so much for loyalty.

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from moldenhauera6486 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

I agree with buckhunter. it doesnt make sense

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from HAMMER369 wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

Shane what are you doing for this sport?? Yea Ted is a little wacky but he loves hunting and he is outspoken for all of us who don't have the fame or the ability to fight the idiot politians who want to impose there own views and ideas on us..... That's almost like saying the NRA doesn't do anything for us... come on

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from HogBlog wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

He was fined in CA. There's no license (or privilege)revocation. This is a non-story.

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from Walt Smith wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Laws are laws, if you're over 18 you're not a kid anymoreand everyone should be treated the same, Everyone!

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from Rick ONeil wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

Ted has been a great advocate for hunters and 2nd amendment right for years, If he has made mistakes he has owned up to them, give him the benefit of the doubt till he is shown to have done something wrong. If your not sure, then why write the story? Your bashing someone and making him look bad to all your readers, when all might be OK. but the story will live on forever in the simple minds of anti hunters because they read it here. :-)

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from mwmrtn wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

I know here in NY ,you don't need a hunting license to hunt on licensed shooting/hunting preserve. To me, it looks like someone is going out of their way to stick it to Ted

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

I can show you a newspaper article of a Doctor who was arrested for brandishing a loaded and cocked handgun threatening to kill the owners of a clinic and despite witnesses calling into the local Newspaper telling it was false, they ran the story anyhow because the story went viral and it sold papers!

That’s right! The story was knowingly false and they ran with it!

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from pabloco09 wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

If the fella broke the law,then bust'em.....If not then shut up an go away.....

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Buckhunter, there you go again using your God given brain! You should know by now this is not allowed!

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from tom warner wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

Oh, this one really gripes me! I am 100% with Clay Cooper's comment! F&S has dropped the ball over this and never should have given this BS non-story space. I wish all the holier-than-thou, rush to judgement hypocrites out there would just zip it up until it is learned without a doubt that the man is some kind of habitual law breaker; which he obviously is not. Please! Give us all a break and drop the whole thing! This reminds me of our current poisonous political dialogue being spouted by fools to the detriment of us all.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

Off topic but worth bringing up

Food for thought

“Facts must be distorted, relevant circumstances concealed, and a picture presented which by its crude coloring will persuade the ignorant people that their Government is blameless, their cause is righteous, and that the indisputable wickedness of the enemy is beyond question.
A moment's reflection would tell any reasonable person that such obvious bias cannot possibly represent the truth. But the moment's reflection is not allowed; lies are circulated with great rapidity. The unthinking mass accept them and by their excitement sway the rest.
The amount of rubbish and humbug that pass under the name of patriotism in wartime in all countries is sufficient to make decent people blush when they are subsequently disillusioned.”
-Arthur Ponsonby, Falsehood in Wartime, 1928

“It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.”
-Ayn Rand

“the individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.”
-J. Edgar Hoover, 1956, speaking of communism

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“The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.”
-Tom Clancy

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

Clay,

When a person reads an article which is false and as a result believes an untruth, is it the writer or the reader who is at fault?

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

So your question is, “is it the writer or the reader who is at fault?”

When the writer knowingly and deliberately falsifies or slants a story for profit, then it’s the writer who is as fault!

If someone is going to “Professionally Publish” something, should they find all the facts? Should they also bring up questions to be asked instead of leading the reader to believe someone is guilty when in fact, they may not be?

So who is really at fault here?

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

When was the last time Radio, TV, Hollywood or the Printed Word let the TRUTH get in the way of a good story. No matter whose side.

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

One of my fathers customers in the early 60's was a well known Daily News writer that took a very Liberal posture opposite of his personal, ethnic, racial, social, economic and religious beliefs. My father puzzled asked him HOW COME? His reply was simple:" I have more Cops reading my column now than I ever could. The worst contempt in my business is silent contempt".

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from shane wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

When one poaches one becomes a poacher. There is no gray area. If you poach or have ever poached you are a poacher. We don't forgive child molesters and we shouldn't forgive poachers. I used to be a huge fan of the Nuge both for what he has done/stands for and his music. Now that he is a poacher it kinda undoes all the rest.

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

GUN,check-----AMMO,check-----License,check----- Philadelpha Lawyer, Don't leave home without it

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from coachoiler wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

i think you all should give uncle ted a break he has done a lot of good for the hunting industry and the second am. way more good than bad i wish my kids would look up to him as a role model they could do a lot worse.does anyone know exactly why he was charged in ca. de he knowingly break the law or was it an honest mistake,some laws have a gray area interpeted differently by all

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from dtownley wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

I AM SPARTACUS ! Thank you to all who have not rushed to judgement and to all that have... well you got that much going for you ? Keep up the good work Clay. SARGE ! +1 for restraint.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

mikpike61 & jamesti +1 for the both of'ya!

That is why I don't receive F&S.

What show was it,

"Truth, Justice and the American Way!"

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from slopoke36 wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

I am all for Ted and his ways but Uncle Ted needs to pump the brakes on how outspoken he is for the outdoors and get things back into perspective. He has done a lot for the sport of hunting and even he has to obey the laws! Come on Ted check back into reality. Take some time off from the guns and killing and go some play guitar, let the seas settle a little.

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from SDkid605 wrote 35 weeks 4 days ago

Wish he'd just go away;
not a good musician or an outdoors spokesperson.
I wouldn't welcome him to my home state.
If my kids never know of this guy, I will die happy.

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

The way our revocations read are "Your hunting priviledges are revoked for a certain amount of time."
It dosen't say license.

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from tcoll378@aol.com wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

The S.D. violation does seem a little silly. While I respect Nugent's efforts at some level, he's really way over the top on his approach to hunting and Second Amendment rights. I hunt every chance I get and I love it, but I don't celebrate the killing the way Nugent and some others do. Each successful hunt I go on ends with a quiet moment of respect for the animal. And I follow the rules. As for the Second Amendment, it is a vital private right to protect ourselves against tyranny. It really has nothing to do with hunting. It drives me nuts that people engaged in hunting are constantly being linked up with the reactionary nuts in the Tea Party movement, the American right wing or extreme gun nuts. Hunting is a big tent, and I'd rather not have Nugent as its spokesperson.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

I understand why the state would charge a license fee for a private pheasant preserve. Inevitably wild game will work it's way into the preserve.

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from mtak194187 wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

There is no spin on this, nor is it a witch hunt. A law enforcement agency is doing its job and a newspaper is reporting an ongoing investigation involving a celebrity. The press is not rushing to judgment. If it is a cut and dry issue, as some on here seem to suggest, blame Fish and Game for being incompetent. If a law was broken, it is not a witch hunt.

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from rock rat wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Maybe he could seriously consider the concept of being equal before the law.

What a loser.

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from shane wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

What is going on in his head lately? He used to be good for our cause, not so much now. We should probably condemn his crazy ass for all of our sakes.

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from uplander12 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Make an example of him.

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