Lesnar pleads guilty to hunting charges
Dec 20, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
Reported by Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
Former WWE and current UFC star Brock Lensar pleaded guilty on hunting charges to improper tagging of an animal while hunting in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Lesnar was fined $1,725 and given a six month hunting suspension. Charges on leaving meat to rot and illegal possession of wildlife were dropped.
Lesnar issued a statement on the fine adding:
“In November 2010 I went on a filmed hunt in Alberta, Canada. It was sponsored by Fusion Ammunition and guided by Trophy Hunters Alberta. In Alberta, Americans can’t hunt without a licensed outfitter. The outfitter is there to make sure you follow the rules. I had two deer tags for the trip which meant I could legally shoot two deer. On the first day of the trip, I shot a mule deer. On the second day, I shot a white tail. Videos from the hunt have been on the Internet for over and year. After I shot the mule deer, I failed to immediately tag it. As far as I was involved, that’s all there is to it. Now it’s resolved. I paid my fine today. It’s the kind of thing that happens to hunters all the time. I want to thank the Canadian authorities for their cooperation in resolving this misunderstanding. I love Canada and I can’t wait to go back to Alberta for a hunt.”