Ten-Point Rack To Be Given Back To Hunter

By: News10
By: News10

Hunter Steed Scutt, who has been involved in a hunting conflict this week over a ten-point buck he shot on someone else's property, says the DNR will give him the rack Monday.

The rack had been taken by neighbor Mark Wisniewski, after Wisniewski caught Scutt "recreationally trespassing" on the land he leases from Consumer's Energy.

As part of the decision, Wisniewski gave up the rack to DNR, and Scutt says DNR will give him the rack Monday.

Channel 10 would also like to clarify that Dennis Forsberg, whose land Scutt was originally hunting on, has nothing to do with this conflict.

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  • by Richard Location: Lansing on Nov 18, 2007 at 09:50 AM
    To Comment on Heather from Holt response...so if u lease your car from GMAC its not your's i can drive your car when i want...Think about what u write or give me set of keys...so i can drive it...if the man is leaseing the land he is paying for it.. its as much his as your car would be your's....otherwise call me when u want your car back...
  • by Richard on Nov 18, 2007 at 05:28 AM
    Put yourself in this guy's shoe's.... This is his land like it would of been your land an u find a guy gutting his deer on your land.... first thing after finding the deer go talk to someone let them know what going on... wouldnt u liked to know what going on... if not why put up no trespassing signs ya know.... tracking the deer is 1 thing but have the land owner walk upon u gutting it....
  • by John Location: Stockbridge on Nov 18, 2007 at 03:54 AM
    When you only have one witness to the event, it is hard to get the facts straight. Most hunters who hunt have an gentleman's agreement with their neighbor's about picking up game. The real mishap would have been is if the neighbor was hunting and killed the first hunter.
  • by Heather Location: Holt on Nov 16, 2007 at 07:25 PM
    For Pam: He shot the deer and the deer died on the property that Mr. Wisniewski LEASES from Consumers Energy! It is NOT his property. He then claimed HE had the right to the rack. What I don't understand is what was he going to do with it, he couldn't have it mounted without a tag anyway, so what was the point of having it! Not to mention he didn't kill it so whats the point! It would be like me showing off my neighbors first place trophy and claiming it was mine. Im glad that the DNR is giving him the rack back. It really is the right thing to do!!
  • by Kim Location: Leslie on Nov 16, 2007 at 06:09 PM
    Where did this take place at? Locally here? I heard, and could not find the story to confirm it, that Wisniewski,cut the deers head off, and gave the hunter that was tracking, the carcus. Is that true? Must be all he wanted was the rack for himself. This is why I quit hunting. People freaked if you paid atten to your tracking, and not "where" you were walking or going to look for your kill. Sounds like Mark just wanted to show off a big rack to me.
  • by anonymous on Nov 16, 2007 at 01:36 PM
    No, he had permission to hunt his friends land, but the deer died on the neighbors land that butts up to it. I personally think that the neighbor made a mountain out of a molehill!
  • by Bob Location: Eaton Rapids on Nov 16, 2007 at 01:20 PM
    I hope you have reported this incorrectly or I am misunderstanding something here. If this guy was trespassing and shot this deer while do so he should be fined and not given the deer much less the rack.
  • by Shelly on Nov 16, 2007 at 01:13 PM
    Regarding Pam in Jackson. No, he wasn't "hunting" on that land in the first place, he was "tracking" his deer. How would he know if the deer was going to go to that property or not? Usually, when you are in the middle of tracking a deer, you don't want to stop and ask permission and then come back and try to find where you left off. You might not ever find your deer.
  • by pam Location: Jackson on Nov 16, 2007 at 12:16 PM
    This sets a bad precedence for the landowners who do not want hunters on their property. The DNR gave permission to every hunter they could go onto any property and kill the deer.
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