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Nugent Seeks To Boycott Canada

January 21, 1999

TORONTO (AP) _ American rocker Ted Nugent is so angry at Ontario’s decision to ban its spring bear hunt that he’s organizing a U.S. boycott of Canadian tourism.

Nugent, an outspoken hunting and pro-gun crusader who lives in rural Jackson County, Mich., said he wants Canada to pay for what he calls the province’s ``tomfoolery.″

``I am going to shut off the flow of American dollars into Canada, not just for bear hunting, for anything, and I can do it,″ said Nugent, who believes the ban will bring a surplus of bears.

Ontario’s Natural Resources Minister John Snobelen announced last week he was banning the spring hunt because it resulted in too many orphaned cubs.

But Nugent, the self-proclaimed Motor City Madman who found fame in the 1970s with the hit ``Cat Scratch Fever,″ said the ban ``only helps the touchy-feely fantasy of a bunch of people who would ban you and I from ever wearing leather or having a steak.″

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