WSIL -- A five month long investigation leads to charges against five
men for poaching deer.
The investigation was conducted by Illinois Department of Natural
(IDNR) Conservation Police with the assistance of conservation officers
in Michigan and Indiana.
The five hunters, from Illinois and Michigan, have been charged with
more than 40 wildlife violations involving 31 whitetail deer. The
largest buck, taken in Cook County, was a large non-typical deer valued
"This is yet another example of the outstanding efforts made by the
dedicated officers and staff within the IDNR Conservation Police," said
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller. "No
matter what the season, Conservation Police are out there everyday
watching, investigating and arresting those who break the law in an
effort to protect the sport for the majority of outdoorsmen and women
who choose to follow the law."
Additional charges are pending. If you have information about illegal
hunting, you're asked to call the IDNR Target Illinois Poacher Hotline
at 1-877-2DNRLAW (1-877-236-7529).
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