Poacher claims he is “addicted to the venison”
By angelamontana

Posted: February 13, 2023

A Michigan man, 55 year-old Scott Kevin Meisterheim, told a Conservation Officer that he “is not the most ethical hunter, tagging other people’s deer, but I don’t care – I am addicted to the venison.”  According to a Michigan DNR press release, they started investigating the poacher almost a year ago, following up on tips about his “suspicious activities” were submitted to the Poaching Hotline. He was charged and arraigned for the following:

  • Taking white-tailed deer outside of lawful hunting hours (one count).
  • Hunting white-tailed deer with no license (two counts).
  • Uses the deer hunting licenses of another (two counts).
  • Taking an overlimit of antlered white-tailed deer (two counts).
  • Transporting/possessing untagged antlered white-tailed deer (three counts).

“The DNR requested additional charges for illegal bait, failing to immediately validate/attach kill tags and using another’s (hunting) license.”

To make things worse, Meisterheim, is currently serving 18 months probation for aggravated domestic assault in and is due back in court on the DNR charges in February.

This is just a reminder that there are dummies out there. Don’t be a dummy.

Read the full press release here.



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