|12-17-2011, 06:35 AM||#1|
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Lesnar Charged with Illegal Hunting Practices
Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar could be in some hot water as the result of a hunting trip to the Great White North last year.
According to a report filed Thursday by the Edmonton Journal, the hulking heavyweight has been charged with illegal hunting practices stemming from a November 2010 visit to southeastern Alberta.
Along with his guide, Lesnar has reportedly been charged by the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Offices with three counts of unlawful possession of a wildlife (a whitetail deer), wastage of edible flesh (of a mule deer) and failure to immediately affix a tag to an animal.
Lesnar was reportedly supposed to appear in a Medicine Hat, Alberta court today to address the charges, but the proceedings were adjourned until Jan. 19.
Authorities were reportedly led to Lesnar after the inspection of a taxidermist in Lethbridge, a city roughly two hours west of Medicine Hat.
A whitetail deer was found in the possession of the taxidermist and was not tagged, and as a result of that, an investigation ensued, said Sustainable Resource Development spokesman Darcy Whiteside in the report. It is the responsibility of both the hunter and the guide to follow the regulations as it relates to hunting.
The offenses reportedly carry with them a maximum penalty of $50,000 and one year in prison per count.
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