The musician focused on preservation authorities in Michigan on Tuesday, addressing them as “stupid” or “liars” for standing behind a ban.
He was speaking during a House Government Operations Committee gathering. This conservative musician, known for his advocating for gun ownership and hunting, claimed that officials could not prevent deer from “exchanging saliva” (making out).
Nugent presented his support of a bill that GOP legislators wanted to pass. It would allow deer and wapiti hunting by baiting. Michele Hoitenga, Republican, R-Manton held the introduction. The bill aims to reverse a ban from 2018. That ban was accepted to prevent any chronic disease, better known as CWD, from spreading by baits. Hoitenga said that it was not proved by scientists that baits caused it.
Nugent, 71, who hails from Detroit, argued that deer consume the same trees and plants the hunters use as bait. He added that the whole of Michigan’s hunting industry is suffering due to this ban.
Nugent castigated previous comments from the chief of wildlife division in the Department of Natural Resources of Michigan, Russ Mason. He accused him of not liking hunters that use bait for hunting and reprimanded his statement that anyone who hurt wapiti or deer was not an environmentalist.
Opposing Mason’s statement, spokesman for DNR, Ed Golder, stated that Manson displayed his point of view regarding the matter in an interview with Out of Doors of Michigan.
Golder added that any person looking after the well-being of wildlife in general and natural wealth is a preservationist.
Furthermore, Golder said that the DNR protested against the bill because they were convinced that authorities have the absolute right to ban baiting and that they should stay on the same side as the Natural Resources Commission.
He added that close examinations showed the greater danger of affliction transmission when animals are detoured from their natural paths because of concentrated feeding places.
Nugent, now a resident of the state of Texas, drew the attention with his last year’s questionable statement. He referred to the survivors of the shooting from Parkland school in Florida as being “soulless,” and on a second occasion, he called Diane Feinstein, California’s Senator, a “good-for-nothing whore.”
Also, Nugent has supported GOP candidates even in the past. That includes Tom Leonard, prospect for attorney general, and Bill Schuette, a governmental candidate.