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Country music star Gentry charged with killing bear

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Troy Lee Gentry, half of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, has been charged with killing a tame bear and then making it look as if it was a hunting trophy, authorities said on Wednesday. . .

According to an indictment unsealed this week, in October 2004 Gentry paid $4,650 to shoot the "trophy-caliber" bear named "Cubby" at the Minnesota Wildlife Connection in northern Minnesota, which advertises itself as a place where animals can be photographed in the wild.

After using a bow and arrow to kill the animal inside its pen, Gentry and the owner of the preserve tagged the bear and registered it with the state as if it had been killed in the wild. A videotape was edited to make it appear that Gentry had hunted down the bear.

For all the bullshit rappers and their fans talk about realness, it's the country music fans that actually follow through and this incident could easily end this stupid motherfucker's career, which would be just fine with me.


I hope they hunt him down, or cage him like he did the bear and shoot him with arrows.

Asshole people think they can get away with anything.

The killing of a tame and reportedly helpless animal is a dishonorable, despicable and shameful act. It is the deed of a rich, spoiled punk and it degrades all real hunters and the sport of hunting as a whole. I've created the "Cubby Bear" to help celebrate Cubby’s short life. A portion of the proceeds from every sale go to The American Bear Association to adopt a black bear in Troy Lee Gentry’s name.

He makes me want to puke. I will never buy another album of theirs. What a puss, has to stage a hunt instead of going out like a man and really hunting. He is a pathetic menis to society. I agree he should be put in a cage and shout through his cold hard heart and lay to suffer.

Does anyone know why I can't find the article on yahoo or Reuters anymore? it's still on BBC news. weird.

Thanks, I'll update the link.

This may have been an AP report. I didn't realize it happened with Reuters but a lot of news on Yahoo goes away after a few weeks. It's cheaper for them to license it for a short period and they must not feel that archiving is profitable.

But I generally try to pick links that I think will stick around.

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