Wildgame Nation and Bill Busbice get roasted by the community for their poaching activities, and we compiled the best comments.
In case you haven't heard, the now, former host of Wildgame Nation, pleaded guilty to two counts of poaching this week.
Here are some of the best.
Let this be, a not so gentle, reminder that the hunting community has no tolerance for poaching. Since the scandal, the Outdoor Channel has cut ties with Wildgame Nation.
Plano Synergy also released a statement addressing the issue. Here's what CEO David E. Dudick had to say,
Over the course of the past 48 hours, Plano Synergy became aware of a situation which required swift and decisive action.
Today, Bill Busbice and Plano Synergy mutually agreed to end their association. Bill Busbice and his partners sold their outdoor brands to Plano Synergy in 2013. Since then, Bill has been providing services under contract to Plano Synergy, principally as a host of the Wildgame Nation television program, until today when that relationship was severed. Plano Synergy will also be cancelling the Wildgame Nation TV show.
Plano Synergy has a culture that is grounded in integrity and great respect for the outdoors. This comes with the expectation that we will always do the right thing. Our decisions will always reflect our commitments to our customers and consumers. We have a deep respect for the law, tradition and the ethical practices of our sports. We take pride in serving our industry and promote the fair and lawful practices of game hunting. Every day we strive to be a company that is trustworthy, respectful and fair with our consumers, employees, customers and business partners.
We thank you for your trust.
David E. Dudick
Chief Executive Officer
We will have to wait and see how this impacts the Wildgame Innovations brand in the coming season. After looking at various social analytics tools, the Wildgame Nation pages have actually gained followers since the start of these revelations. This can't fall under "any publicity is good publicity", right?