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David Booth’s bear hunting receives support from…Ted Nugent

May 21, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT

From the “I’m not sure this helps your public relations crisis” file…

David Booth, the Vancouver Canucks forward under heavy scrutiny after tweeting video of killing a black bear, got a show of support on Sunday from a fellow hunting enthusiast — Ted Nugent.


Nugent, the man behind hit singles like “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Yank Me, Crank Me”, is noted for his conservative political views and his defense of hunting and gun ownership rights. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Rifle Association and has a show on the Outdoor Channel called “Spirit of the Wild.”

He’s also — oh, how to put this — a somewhat controversial fellow. You can check his Wikipedia page for the details.

Regardless, this didn’t keep Booth from running with the show of support as he re-tweeted Nugent’s note to his 42, 541 followers.

In a totally unrelated story, Jason Botchford of The Province wonders if the Canucks would trade Booth:

Would a poor judgment call which led to him posting a kill video from a hunting expedition, where he bear baited, be enough to push the image conscious Canucks to trade him less than a year after they acquired him?

Not likely. Even though they were irked in a “what the hell was this guy thinking” sort of way.

But, let’s be real, posting a video of some legal hunting, however disturbing, is not how Booth inflicted his most damage on the Canucks. No, he took care of that in the first round of the playoffs.

Booth had just one point in the five-game loss to Los Angeles, finishing minus-1 with just seven shots on goal.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 21, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    If it involves a gun and something dying, chances are Nugent supports it.

  2. chefklm - May 21, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    In other news, Nugent has taken up model railroading as a hobby. Since that’s the only way he can lay a decent track in over 25 years….

  3. blomfeld - May 21, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Anyone who takes pleasure in the suffering and death of fellow creatures is truly sick ! …

    Not to mention the fact that they’re evil. Ted Nugent and David Booth are both filthy cowards and it’s absolutely “mind boggling” that the Canucks can even tolerate having such a deplorable person on their roster ? I would challenge either of these pussies to step “unarmed and naked” into a cage with an angry bear ? … you know they wouldn’t do that in a million years, such is their complete and utter cowardice ! If anyone around here needs to be “conserved” then that would be these two idiots ! With God’s help, perhaps it will be one day that they themselves will be “defenseless” while happening upon some hairy, angry, four-legged “human management” officer … then they’ll get a taste of their own gutless medicine … seriously Booth, go to hell !

    • blkeskimo1785 - May 21, 2012 at 3:20 PM

      You’re joking…right…?

      • blomfeld - May 22, 2012 at 12:18 AM

        this “ain’t no disco” friend …

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 21, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      I have no problem with these guys wanting to hunt, but there’s something about flaunting the fact they do so that bothers me.

      • aceshigh11 - May 21, 2012 at 6:34 PM

        That’s EXACTLY how I feel.

        I actually think it’s great that Nugent eats what he kills. There is a strong primal component to hunting for one’s own food, which modern man has basically lost.

        I would love to learn how to hunt and prepare game.

        What I CAN’T stand is Nugent’s psychotic bloodlust and over-the-top obsession with trying to prove what a REAL man he is by brandishing firearms and screaming about killing everything under the sun, up to and including politicians…especially when he intentionally flunked the draft physical to get out Vietnam like a coward and yet supports starting MORE wars all over the globe.

        The insecurity just oozes out of his pores. Dude’s got a head full of bad wiring.

      • crazemastercraze - May 21, 2012 at 7:15 PM

        well, we are talking about a guy who wants to be taken seriously after he wrote a song called “Wango Tango”!

  4. tilllman40 - May 21, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Lol at blomfeld awe panties in bunch ?

  5. rabidbillsfan - May 21, 2012 at 3:02 PM


    Role reversal! So waht happens if Booth doesn’t kill said bear, it makes it way to your house, and decides to go all “Human Management” on your A**. Will you try and reason with him, saying, “But I try to protect you, I am against hunting animals!”. If he could speak, big if, I’m sure he would be inclined to ask why you own a car, live in a house, wipe with TP and, of course, have the ultimate cable package with internet connection. Hunters do the dirty work for us, Venison, Fish, Crab, Turkey’s, that’s hunting for food, but you also have to control the dangerous animal population. I’m against hunting endangered animals and the hunting of relativley docile creatures for certain parts while the rest is left to rot (I.E. Elephants for Ivory) If killing a few dangerous animals means I can walk through a beutiful forrest without suffering the wrath of an angry mother bear who think’s I’m there to kidnap her children. I’m ok with it. This has been going on for Millions of years, why don’t you focus your time and energy to figure out a way to reverse global warming, because if we don’t, we, bears and all, will be going to hell.

    • blomfeld - May 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

      Question: figure out a way to reverse global warming ”

      Answer: the answer is “human management” and that starts with scum like Booth and Nugent !


      Rabidbillsfan: I personally have nothing against the taking of animal’s lives in-order to obtain food and survive … birth and death are the two equal sides of the food chain and ultimately, the overall balance of nature … or so they should be. What I do reject however, are people who take pleasure in the destruction of such animals and the environment. There’s a world of difference between ending a four-legged friend’s life because it’s necessary, as opposed to laughing and gloating about it ! People like Booth and Nugent are weak, twisted and fundamentally “inadequate” life forms, for whom I’ve absolutely no respect ! I would rather spend time whistling to a bird in a tree, than waste time talking to cowardly scum like Booth and Nugent. In fact, it’s because of people like them that I sometimes feel ashamed for my own species … and it’s also probably the underlying reason why I’ve always preferred the company of plants and animals to that of my own species.

    • east96st - May 22, 2012 at 12:44 AM

      “If killing a few dangerous animals means I can walk through a beutiful forrest without suffering the wrath of an angry mother bear who think’s I’m there to kidnap her children. I’m ok with it”

      black bears — the most common bears in North America — have killed only 63 people in the United States and Canada over the last 109 years.

      Contrary to popular perception, black bears most likely to kill are not mothers protecting cubs. Most attacks, 88 percent, involved a bear on the prowl, likely hunting for food. And most of those predators, 92 percent, were male.

      Meanwhile, rabidbillsfan, assuming you are in the Buffalo area, 60 people were murdered in Buffalo in 2009 alone. 2,083 cases of assault. Where are REALLY in danger? Finally, if you’re that afraid of the forest, and lack the common sense required to stay safe while in the forest, stay the f**k out.

  6. crazemastercraze - May 21, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    when i see guys gun hunting animals they’re not going to eat after killing it, i wonder: is there a cock and balls between those legs of theirs???

  7. pantherpro - May 21, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    You and Nugent are both morons!!!! Cat scratch fever sucks too

  8. chiadam - May 21, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Hunting is a cowardly, chickensh*t act. Hiding in a tree, luring an animal close (but not too close) and then shooting it does not make you a man. The planet is not our exclusive playground, people. Other living things were here before us and they deserve better than what we’re giving them.

    • crazemastercraze - May 21, 2012 at 7:12 PM

      unless you think the worlds gonna end in 2012

  9. taytay099 - May 21, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    I don’t see the point of going into a forest and shooting a bear. What do they do with the bear after they kill it? Why is he flaunting pictures and video of it on the internet?

    • mikevee1 - May 21, 2012 at 8:47 PM

      Go visit a chicken farm or a beef slaughterhouse you moron. There’s nothing wrong with eating bear meat, many people love it. If that’s what Booth enjoys, great for him. He’s proud of what he did and its no different than a fisherman catching a fish.Don’t they take photos as well?

      • taytay099 - May 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM

        True, but quite often they release the fish after the photo is taken. If he’s hunting for sport then I think that’s pretty sadistic. I have no problem if they eat the bear meat afterwards.

  10. beavertonsteve - May 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Ilya Bryzgalov feels safer already!

  11. dkhhuey - May 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    Ted – you are a draft dodger, a complete loser, and you are a traitor – please shut the f@#$ up and stay in your cabin where you belong. Shoot away at anything that moves on your complex but please, for the good of all of us with a working brain, stay there and keep quite

    • blomfeld - May 22, 2012 at 12:22 AM

      well said friend !

  12. rabidbillsfan - May 22, 2012 at 1:46 PM


    Did you assume I was from buffalo because my handle states I am a Bills fan? Yes, I do reside in NY, however I actually live much farther south, near Alleghaney state park. I am very familair with the Black Bear, and my statements weren’t derived from an article I found on google, like yours, just my honest opinion. I don’t see how an inner city’s murder statistics relates to my post, but I’ll go with it. So what your saying is we should be killing those muderers too? We should be hunting them instead? Or should the public fund an asylum for potentially dangerous animals? What I’m saying, is that it’s the way of life. Fisherman catch fish so we can eat, not everybody likes fish, but the majority does so it’s ok. I know many people who go on canadian expeditions to hunt bear, and it’s because they do actually eat it. They use the pelt for clothing and blankets, not much, if anything, is wasted. Synthetic materials wern’t available 100-200 years ago, so hunting to provide for yourself was the only way. If somebody would prefer to live off the land, even some of the time, who cares? To be honest, they are the normal ones. This is News becuase he’s an athlete. America was founded on freedom, a man, woman or child should be able to exercise their freedom within the laws of this country however they please. I mean, he could be getting drunk, passing out in a bar, having illagitamate children, or shooting other people. Either way, i could care less who agrees, but those who don’t would fall into the same class of peolle that forced that kid to cut his hair after he had the epic Bonner potrait cut in. China is buying AMC, whats next, the whole country? Some of you would fit right in. I’ll take my freedom, thank you.

  13. east96st - May 23, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Since you can’t grasp the obvious, I’ll try to make it even more simple for you. You stated, “If killing a few dangerous animals means I can walk through a beutiful forrest without suffering the wrath of an angry mother bear who think’s I’m there to kidnap her children. I’m ok with it”. That has nothing to do with hunting for food, living off the land, or freedom. Or the Chinese buying a movie chain. You’re basically admitting you’re too f**king stupid to walk through the woods without running into a bear and you’re terrified you’ll get mauled. Therefore, we should kill bears just so you can take a stroll without wetting yourself. I pointed out that black bears don’t kill very often. It averages out to far less than one person a year and usually the person who gets killed is an idiot. I also pointed out that you are far more likely to get killed in any city in the US. Therefore, since you live in this bizarro world where you’re terrified of mother bears hurting you, facts show that the odds of a mother bear hurting you are remarkably slim and your irrational fear should directed to situations where you actually are in danger. Now, if you’re interested in killing a black bear to eat, use it’s hide, etc., as long as you follow the rule of law, don’t drink and hunt, and leave no trace, I have no issue with that. But that’s NOT what you wrote.

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