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Hunting Podcast Co-Host Charged with Poaching Turkeys in Kentucky

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Hunting Podcast Co-Host Charged with Poaching Turkeys in Kentucky

Posted 2023/05/17  by  Stephanie Mallory

Kevin Ackim is accused of trespassing and illegally harvesting two turkeys, and was charged by Kentucky conservation officers

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Kentucky conservation officers are charging Kevin Ackim, co-host of a hunting podcast, with illegally killing two turkeys, as well as several other hunting and trespassing violations.

Kevin Ackim, co-host of the Mission Whitetail podcast, is being charged with what one Facebook commenter is calling “the Grand Slam of Violations,” after Kentucky conservation officers caught him allegedly breaking a number wildlife and conservation laws.

According to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Facebook page, while answering a trespassing complaint in Christian County on April 20, 2023, conservation officers witnessed Ackim coming out of a wooded area dressed in camo and carrying turkey hunting equipment. The officers checked for a hunting license and spring turkey permit, which he did not have. They also discovered that he’d allegedly entered the property without permission, had apparently illegally harvested two turkeys. Additionally, the shotgun he was carrying was capable of holding more than three shells, which is illegal for turkey hunting in Kentucky.

According to the post, “Conservation officers Ethan Vincent and Nathan Tapp charged Kevin Ackim, 30, of Lexington, South Carolina, with two counts of illegal take of wild turkey, two counts of non-resident hunting without license/permit, one count of hunting with an improperly plugged shotgun, and one count of entry upon land to hunt without consent first.”

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