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Chris Brackett indicted !!
Indiana finally finished their investigation into Chris Brackett poaching deer in Indiana in 2013 ... the indictment came down Nov. 15/2018
According to The Central Illinois Proud, Brackett was indicted on 15 November on charges that he illegally killed more deer than permitted in Indiana. The indictment alleges that Brackett engaged in illegal hunting in 2013 by shooting and killing two bucks in Indiana and transporting one buck to Illinois.
Chris Brackett with DeerOn Dec. 21, 2013, Brackett first shot and killed a smaller, eight-point buck before he shot the larger, 11-point buck, that he dubbed “Unicorn Buck.” Brackett allegedly checked in the “Unicorn Buck” under his license.
Booyah !! ... hope they throw the book at him ..
Is anyone really surprised??? Not this guy!
This guy was a real loser and hopefully he will be done in the hunting industry
He should do jail time for his face paint alone.
Ego maniac.. and a a hole.. think his camera man is smiling??
What a surprise. Who would a thunk it?
Seems like it took an awful long time just to get to an indictment.
federal indictments take longer because they try to make sure they got you first with all the evidence and witness statements. then they can interview you and get you for lying to the FBI.
He's smiling like a Donut! My ex. used to do that,...Made Me Smile.
Stole these from the old thread...
I find it funny he's found jesus since the incident and been playing that up pretty good on all social media.
A $250,000 fine will help you find Jesus real quick.
that is the max fine, I doubt if he'll get that much ... he'll plead out and pay way less... his career is over...... I hope ..
Maybe he can use his newfound salvation to become an evangelist, preaching the evils of douchebaggery to help steer youths away from whatever the hell he does/did.
What a tool
First of all, it's taken Indiana 5 years to actually charge him, wow. Secondly, like most game violations, this will get pleaded down and he'll pay some fines and suspend his hunting rights for awhile. Third, I'm sure that a few hunters have been in that situation, after shooting a small deer and then the big boy comes along, the difference is they had a buddy who probably tag the smaller buck. And fourth point is don't screw your camera guy or buddy, bad things come out of the closet. This guy I'm no fan of, but I will say he is a heck of a shot with a bow and now if he is convicted of felonies he looses it all. Horn porn strikes again and makes bad things happen to folks.
Reason I reframe from watching TV hunters. Too much BS involved in those shows. Ruining the sport.
He shot turtles with a bow against the law in Illinois no matter no prosecution Pos
Just another reason why not to watch television.
I wonder if they will push for Lacey Act conviction. That would put a stake in any future hunting and remove him , as he should be from any future representation of hunting and hunters.
Since he is charged with felony does this mean he can't own any weapons? Is a bow considered a weapon?
Convicted felons can't own firearms. Bows are not firearms.
The footage was released last year about this time, the indictment has taken a year for Feds to get their case. In Illinois if your a convicted felon or domestic violence abuser you can't have firearms but you can have a bow and a string rifle aka crossbow. The Lacey act carries the most weight. I'm sure he is broke as a joke. What comes around goes around.
I couldn’t stand watching his show or any of his antics, and he deserves the maximum punishment allowed. Having said that, I hope he did truly have a “come to Jesus” moment. Everyone is worthy of redemption. Time will tell. Actions speak louder than words.
I said it years ago when they were catching rattle snakes with tongs and dragging them into the open then shooting their heads off with turkey broadheads. He is a goof. My comment was to lock him and spook in the shed and lose the key they would get along great. May as well throw Busbice in their with em too.
So Chris I take it you won't be spending a 1000.00 to shoot flying carp with him? ;)
You know, I'm not questioning anybody's ethics, but two years ago, I shot a nice and pretty 8 point. about about five minutes after it ran over a hill another eight point that was bigger than the one I shot came running towards me from the same direction my deer went. As it came in an 11-point came in from the other Ridge and the two faced off about 20 yards in front of me.. At no time did the thought of shooting one of them cross my mind because I already knew that I had one down on the other side of the ridge. I pulled out my phone and videoed the encounter. Maybe I'm a big pansy, but I love hunting too much to ruin it by having to look over my shoulder.
Does this mean his girlfriend Jodi is single. She’s freakin beautiful. Inused to see him at shows. He always treated her like $h1t. I hated that. You can judge a man by how he treats or disrespects others including his woman. Funny how booya rhymes with karma.
one really has to be a lowlife to do what he did .... I killed a typical 2.5 yr old 8 pt Friday the 9th/164 lbs on state land...I am very happy with that deer and not bad for the place ... the following week I went back out and on Wed had a very nice 3.5-4.5yr old 8 pt, a good 135"+ buck come by and all I did was smile .... Thur. AM I had a 11pt come by at 22 yds, one I saw the evening before... all I did was smile and think, see ya next season ... never did I ever consider taking either one ....who would have known right... well, myself for one, and God being the other .... I love that fact we are a one buck state ...
He should have been arrested years ago just for the hairdo!
He is no different than half of them assholes on the Outdoor Channel including some on this site,,,,, what a joke
The article in the RMEF magazine called situation ethics has the saying by Aldo Leopold; A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than that of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact. We all have a choice to make and no one may ever know different.
Lots of hostility out there
What were the results of the Adam greentree trial?
"The government and Brackett have agreed to a sentence of 30 months of probation with the condition that during the 30-month period, Brackett is banned from hunting worldwide. Brackett has also agreed to pay $3,500 in restitution to the State of Indiana and to pay a $26,500 fine."
Maybe Brooks will get the show back. Much better host.
Boy the wheels of justice need some grease.....by this standard we should see a Hillary indictment sometime in 2040.
"has also agreed" WTF is that? I thought fines were ordered, not an agreed upon.
This guy is the lowest of the low. Poaching and profiting on it. Can't get much lower than that.
Better late than never, another 'world wide' ban, took almost 6 years to get there .... he should have lost all the gear he used in the poaching incident also .... what a loser
Ohiohunter - It is called a plead deal. He "agreed" to pleaded guilty accept a certain punishment. Instead of going to trial and IF found guilty be sentenced that is "ordered" by a judge.
Good. I hope the next time someone sees this clown he's washing dishes at some greasy spoon.
Where's that unedited video of him being a douche nozzle to his camera guy when this was all going down? I remember seeing it somewhere.
Seems pretty light to me...........but that might be cuz I could never stand the arrogant puke.
I wish Va was a one buck state.
The Pee Wee Herman of hunting shows...
Didn’t know the POS was from East Peoria. Guess that shows how much I follow him.
I like the worldwide hunting ban mentioned
hopefully he never is on/produces/directs a TV show again ...... has he has already posted on Twitter saying he's looking for early season deer tags now ?? .. (disclaimer) not sure if this is real or not, but sure appears to be so
I wonder if he can shoot an animal on a private game Farm? Never done it, but I was told you can shoot hogs on several game farms in PA without a hunting license. You just pay for the right to shoot it. These are fenced in operations.
is high fence considered hunting ??
Shooting 2 bucks with a 1 buck limit aint huntin....but he cut it loose dint he?
I wouldn’t consider it hunting, but not sure how the LAW would see it?! May even depend what state it’ takes place in too?!
JTV: Not by me it isn't...
for some reason I suspect that this won't be the last time we see this loser in trouble. Seems some people can't keep from doing as they please and then telling the world they did it. He seems bright enough to break the law a few more times and brag about it on social media.
Just looked at his Twitter....calling this guy trash is an insult to trash.
I mean it's easy to say today but there are certain guys that just give you that feeling. He was one of those.
another 'happy ending' ^^ ?? .................. ;0)
I always believed the thing about "casting the first stone". Best of luck to him in the future.
He is looking for early season tags before his sentence kicks in November of 2019. Unless there was some agreement beforehand, he appears to be free to do as he likes until sentencing. Maybe forward his tweet to the Peoria authorities. "At sentencing, scheduled on Nov. 5, 2019, before U.S. District Judge Michael M. Mihm, the government and Brackett have agreed to a sentence of 30 months of probation with the condition that during the 30-month period, Brackett is banned from hunting worldwide. Brackett has also agreed to pay $3,500 in restitution to the State of Indiana and to pay a $26,500 fine. "
TV hunting will get you sooner or later. The road to fame is paved with broken laws and broken promises.
Heck, Im happy to shoot a 100 pound doe. GOD blesses me when I follow the rules.
If the outdoors manufacturers would stop paying these idiot's a lot of this crap would stop. Then we would only have your run of the mill dumb poachers posting there poached critters on social media to get busted.
I just called and left a message for Judge Mihm, alerting him to what Brackett is attempting to do .... here is the phone number to the Judge if anyone else wants to leave a message ...
Hon. Michael M. Mihm United States District Judge
Contact Information 112 U.S. Courthouse 100 N.E. Monroe Street Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: 309-671-7113 Fax: 309-671-7375
That's why I enjoyed watching Tred Barta, he wasn't worried about the biggest critter in the woods, just getting to longbow range and taking an animal was enough. Maybe Chris and Big Bill could do a show together," secrets of the poacher"
after awhile,,,who cares about these clowns,,, the last good film I have seen on hunting was my old fred bear films
You can't make this stuff up , go read the comments. I hate using this word but those people are retarded. Should have been a Lacy Act conviction .
Well it appears he found the lord. Hallelujah?
Funny how some bowsiters love piling on others miseries and failures.......
“Funny how some bowsiters love piling on others miseries and failures.......“
Especially criminals, we should turn all those guys loose!!!! Kill all u want regardless of the law!!!!!