Troy Gentry of the popular country band Montgomery Gentry was charged for improper tagging of a bear he recently killed. It seems he purchased this bear named “Cubby” back in 2004 to be hunted with a bow and arrow on a 3 acre private enclosure complete with electric fences. The guilty plea enabled the singer to avoid a trial, due to start this week. He told the court he bought the bear from his local hunting guide, Lee Marvin Greenly. The pair agreed to report the animal was killed in the wild six miles east of Sandstone, Minnesota, instead of inside an electric-fenced, three-acre enclosure on Mr Greenly’s property south of the town.
Gentry’s attorney said he had pleaded guilty “to a simple charge having to do with improper tagging”.
“I did participate in improperly tagging the animal I shot, without realising the seriousness of what I was doing,” said the singer in a statement posted on his official website.
“For that I am truly sorry. This has been a humbling experience for me, and one which I deeply regret.”
Altho I dont agree with this type of hunting, it is not much different than the legal way of using dogs brainwashed to track and hunt bears with radio tracking collars where the so called hunters just walk up and shoot them. Either way doesn’t seem fair or much sport to me. I think you should have to do it the old fashioned way, go out and find it yourself, track it yourself and kill it yourself with no dogs or electric fences.Just my two cents after reading this recent article. I like Montgomery Gentry’s music and will continue to be a fan.