The camera crews and film producers would be held responsible for knowing about such an illegal operation. Same thing goes for Drugs inc,,,although the dealers wear masks the DEA would know who to question about where the dealers are operating or arrest the film makers for withholding information. Discovery channels are fools, if they think the viewers believe thier stupid programs real. It is more comedy than so called reality.
Pawn stars is a prime example of scripted nonsense. Would you hire anyone like chumly who pretends to be retarded,,,and leave him alone at night in charge of your business. No and Hell No.....The Bush people is nonsense as well,,,,no one can live in the (Bush),, with no means to support themselves. They have to many belongings to not have any money
North of the arctic circle, at least they show people trapping wild game for trading and feeding themselves which makes more sense. Some of the characters are guides for hunting which pays really well if your good at it
The story about the legend of Mick Dodge, a man walking the earth like moses, eating berries and mushrooms and salmon came clean by admitting that he is a wildlife activist and has a place to stay other than hollow tree trunks every night.