Former Reality TV Star in Trouble for Poaching Deer In Kalamazoo
A former TV personality that was on the Discovering Channel network for three seasons is in hot water over a pile of illegal deer hunting charges in Kalamazoo County.
Bering Sea Gold
There are a lot of gold reality TV shows. I don't have cable or satellite TV so I watch a lot of re-run programming on the Quest network. Shows like Yukon Gold and Aussie Gold Hunters. There are several other choices like Gold Rush, Alaska Gold Diggers, Bering Sea Gold, and more.
One of the gold-hunting reality shows has a Michigan connection and that is Bering Sea Gold. This show is about the expensive and highly dangerous offshore dredging for gold. One of the divers on the show is Scott Meisterheim who lives in the Kalamazoo area.
On the TV show, Meisterheim is labeled as the angriest dredger known. Mesiterheim was only on Bering Sea Gold for three seasons. There is a reason why, if you saw him on the show you knew he had a temper, the problem was he had a temper on and off the screen arguing with producers and even getting into physical confrontations.
Scott Meisterheim was eventually cut from the show and you can get all the details in the video above.
Former Reality TV Star Now Facing Charges of Illegally Poaching Deer in Kalamazoo
Scott Meisterheim now has more problems as he has been charged with 10 counts of Poaching in Kalamazoo County. According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the 55-year-old admitted he's, "not the most ethical hunter," in court recently.
The above whitetail is just one of the many deer Meisterheim took illegally. There were 11 illegal deer in total. The list of charges ranges from 1 count of taking white-tailed deer outside of lawful hunting hours, 2 counts of using other hunters' deer tags, 2 counts of hunting white-tailed deer with no license, 2 counts of taking more than the limit of antlered deer, and 3 counts of transporting and possessing untagged antlered deer.
Conservation Officer James Nason interviewed Meisterheim while he was in the Kalamazoo County Jail and Meisterheim said, "Sure I love to kill deer. If I could kill more I would, to be honest with you."
I'm sure that the last line didn't help his defense any and obviously shows he has no remorse for all of the hunting laws he broke.
Meisterheim will soon be back in court to face the poaching charges.