MEDICINE HAT, Alberta (AP) — Former UFC heavyweight champion and professional wrestler Brock Lesnar paid a fine Tuesday to resolve hunting charges against him in Canada.

Through a defense attorney, Lesnar pleaded guilty to failing to affix a tag to a mule deer he had shot on a filmed hunt in Alberta in November 2010.

Ramona Robins, the chief crown prosecutor for Medicine Hat, Alberta, said she withdrew charges of spoilage and illegal possession of wildlife. Lesnar’s guide still faces charges.

Lesnar paid a fine of $1,500 Canadian (about $1,450 US), Robins said. Lesnar, who lives in Alexandria, Minn., also is suspended from hunting in Alberta for six months.

In a statement, Lesnar said he was glad to put the matter behind him.

“It’s the kind of thing that happens to hunters all the time. I want to thank the Canadian authorities for their cooperation in resolving this misunderstanding. I love Canada and I can’t wait to go back to Alberta for a hunt,” Lesnar said in the statement, which was released by his agent Brian C. Stegeman of Minneapolis.

Lesnar said he had two deer tags for the trip. On the first day of the trip, Lesnar shot a mule deer. On the second day, he shot a white-tail deer.

“After I shot the mule deer, I failed to immediately tag it. As far as I was involved, that’s all there is to it,” Lesnar said in his statement. He noted that video from the hunt has been on the Internet for over a year.

After 14 months away from mixed martial arts while he recovered from a lower intestinal ailment, Lesnar next fights Dec. 30 against Alistair Overeem at UFC141 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

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Comments (10)
  1. Oh Canada says:

    Sounds like a Canadian shake-down to me. More money to give away.

    1. youknowitstrue says:

      ….F the Queen!!!!

    2. Ignorance abounds says:

      Well you ignorant moron – if a Canadian did this in the US he’d have already lost his gun(s), his transportation, likely a fine of $10K and up and no hunting for years. And my guide license would have been toosed too for a very long time.
      Guess you are not a hunter, are indeed ignorant, and frankly likely a baffoon who pecks away on a kb for your thrills. To bad – the outdoors is where it’s at, even if you don’t hunt. 😉

  2. just sayin says:

    In the picture above:
    “But please, just let me try it one time – I promise I won’t bite it!”

    1. or says:

      or “take this dummy for not letting me do you”
      does one have any manhood living on ‘roids???? lol

  3. yipes says:

    “Its the kind of thing that happens to hunters all the time.” Maybe the stupid ones. The original story said he chopped off he head for the antlers and left the carcass. Wanton waste is an offense that makes steam come out of the ears of a DNR enforcement officer. If the Canadians are willing to look the other way in a case like this, maybe we can convince all of our unethical hunters and poachers to head to the Great White North.

  4. Rocky says:

    Yes, yopes…. I double that…It only happens all the time to poachers like Lesner….. I’m still thinking of kicking his as!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Nature Boy says:

    Fact is he left the meat to rot. He’s no sportsman, he’s a idiot.

  6. Bob says:

    When you go on a guided hunt to Canada, Ak or wherever, it is very common for the hunter not to take all the meat home. Have you ever tried to take an Alaskan moose on an ariplane? A little pricey! Usually the hunter will take some prime cuts of meat home for himself and give the rest of the meat away. Usually there is no problem finding people to take it. This is just Standard Operating Procedure. If any part of Lesnar’s deer went to waste that was the fault of HIS GUIDE.

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