Brock Lesnar Facing Illegal Hunting Charges in Canada

Written by Tom Ngo
December 17th, 2011

UFC Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar (Pictured) has never been shy about expressing his love for hunting. In fact, the former UFC heavyweight champion released a video this past August announcing his return to the Octagon while lighting up countless prairie dogs with a semi-automatic weapon.

Unfortunately for Lesnar, a November 19, 2010 escapade in Alberta, Canada has reportedly landed him in some hot water. According to the Edmonton Journal, Canadian wildlife officials are accusing the 34-year-old of shooting a mule deer buck but only keeping the head as a trophy.

Lesnar, along with a hired guide, have each been charged with three counts; leaving meat to rot, improper tagging and illegal possession of wildlife.

Lesnar was reportedly scheduled to appear in a Medicine Hat, Alberta court Friday to address the charges, but the proceedings were adjourned until January 19th.

The offenses reportedly carry a maximum penalty of $50,000 and one year in prison for each count.

In the meantime, the former WWE superstar has much bigger fish to fry. Lesnar is slated to face Alistair Overeem in a heavyweight top contender bout at UFC 141 on December 30th.

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