The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 August 2006

What's the bag limit on weasels?

You gotta hope it's at least two, preferably these two:

Troy Gentry, one-half of the country twosome Montgomery Gentry ... has been indicted for allegedly shooting a black bear named Cubby.

Gentry, 39, of Franklin, Tenn., allegedly bought the tame bear for $4,650 from wildlife photographer and hunting guide Lee Greenly, 46. Gentry then "killed it with a bow and arrow in an enclosed pen on Greenly's property in October 2004," reports The Associated Press.

Authorities claim that Gentry and Greenly "tagged the bear with a Minnesota hunting license and registered the animal with the Tennessee Department of Natural Resources as a wild kill."

The pair also edited a videotape of the killing to appear as if the country star snagged the bear in a "fair chase," authorities told The AP.

This is a couple of steps beyond the old delicatessen joke where the guy comes in to buy a whole load of seafood, and the attendant asks if they should deliver it. "No, just throw it to me," he says. "I have to be able to say that I caught it."

Gentry could face five years in Club Fed and a $20,000 fine, not to mention the eternal memory of not having had the stones to do any real hunting.

(Via skippy the bush kangaroo.)

Posted at 9:46 AM to Wastes of Oxygen

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