Idaho Sheriff's Deputy poaches whitetail buck while ON DUTY.
Jtapia, yeah just an example of how even in jest people still can take it the wrong way.
Supersider, I doubt Heath was looking for meat too. Personally I would be more lenient on a poacher that was hard up and trying to feed the family. I'd also be harded on a guy that poaches and wastes meat (cuts the horns off and leaves the carcass to rot).
From what I've read and what MisMary has said, it appears to be impossible to tell Heath's motive....
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...