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BEARING UP

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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