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Dierks Bentley shared this photo on his Instagram of a trout he caught in Cottonwood Creek during Seven Peaks Music Festival. The problem was, as some of his followers observed, the Nashville country star didn't have a license from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

All in all, Dierks Bentley had a pretty good Labor Day weekend in Buena Vista, but the country music star did have to pay a citation for fishing without a license from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

CPW district wildlife manager Kevin Madler, who wrote Bentley the $139.50 citation, said that his office had received calls asking whether Bentley, who lives in Nashville, Tenn., had a permit to fish after seeing social media posts with the singer showing off rainbow trout caught in Cottonwood Creek.

Bentley was in town for his Seven Peaks Music Festival, which drew thousands of country music fans to Buena Vista this weekend.

Madler searched the CPW database and, not finding Bentley’s name, reached out, he said.

“Actually appreciate the ticket,” Bentley tweeted Monday. “Appreciate being treated like a regular person. Appreciate what @COParksWildlife does. I’ll be licensed up next time.”

Madler said Bentley was “100 percent a gentleman,” gracious in receiving the citation and appreciative of CPW’s work.

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