Troy Lee Gentry Shoots Tame Bear on Video
Troy Lee Gentry, a country singer who sings songs about what a real man he is, paid to kill a tame bear and film it to prentend that it was in the wild.
Troy Lee Gentry, of the country singing duo Montgomery Gentry, has been accused of killing a tame black bear that federal officials say he tagged as killed in the wild.
Gentry, 39, of Franklin, Tennessee, and Lee Marvin Greenly, 46, of Sandstone, appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Raymond Erickson in connection with a sealed indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Minneapolis.
Authorities allege that Gentry purchased the bear from Greenly, a wildlife photographer and hunting guide, then killed it with a bow and arrow in an enclosed pen on Greenly’s property in October 2004. The government alleges that Gentry and Greenly tagged the bear with a Minnesota hunting license and registered the animal with the state Department of Natural Resources as a wild kill. Gentry allegedly paid about $4,650 for the bear, named Cubby. The bear’s death was videotaped, and the tape later edited so Gentry appeared to shoot the animal in a “fair chase” hunting situation, the government alleges.
via Mark Frauenfelder, who points to an appropriate song
The opening stanza is rather ironic in this context:
Put me on a mountain, way back in the back woods
Put me on a lake with a biggin’ on the line
Put me ’round a campfire cookin’ something I just cleaned
You do your thing, I’ll do mine
Although not as much as this one:
And I sure know the difference between wrong and right
You know, to me it’s all just common sense
A broken rule, a consequence
Sounds ’bout right.