November 30, 2022

Ex Illinois DNR Chief Bags Turkey and Pays Fine

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Former Illinois Department of Natural Resources chief, Brent Manning, was at his camp in Schuyler County and decided to take a walk and look for a turkey. Manning possesses a lifetime hunting license with the state of Illinois but did not purchase a $15.00 tag for  turkey.

Once he had shot the turkey, he called the wildlife officers and reported that he had illegally shot a turkey. He said it was “an honest mistake”.

Please! Are you kidding me? A man who wrote the game hunting laws and he simply forgot to buy a turkey tag?

He paid his $75.00 fine and went on his way.

Tom Remington