This poacher caught trespassing and in a treestand by Conservation Officers.
On the show North Woods Law, two conservation officers close in on a poacher after receiving a tip on this illegal tree stand on private land.
This guy has setup his stand without permission in a private woodlot and also has not labelled his stand, which is a requirement for bear hunting in Maine.
This is a stressful situation for the COs as they know they have the perpetrator red-handed, but the perp also is elevated with a high powered rifle.
I’m thinking the poacher got off very lightly, as he was fairly honest from the outset and admitted wrongdoing.
With only a fine for the offense and no apparent seizure of hunting equipment or long-term ban from hunting he can get back to the woods soon, but will likely think twice before breaking Maine hunting regulations.