Controversial rocker Ted Nugent is agreeing to pay a ten-thousand-dollar fine for illegally killing a black bear in Alaska. The plea agreement, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Ketchikan, also bars him from hunting for fishing in any U.S. national forest for a year. The 63-year-old Nugent is accused of exceeding the limits of his permit during a hunting trip in Alaska's Tongass National Forest in 2009. Federal authorities say Nugent's permit allowed him to kill only one bear per hunting season. Nugent reportedly admitted to wounding a bear with a bow and arrow, and then later killing another bear. Officials say the wounded bear counts toward the bag limit, making the second kill illegal.
Nugent filmed the hunt for his television show "Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild." Nugent was interviewed by the Secret Service this week after he told a gathering of National Rifle Association members he'd either be "dead or in jail" this time next year if President Obama is reelected.