A deer poaching investigation in Knox County, Illinois led to arrests and 13 different charges being filed.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources held an investigation that spanned three different counties resulting in charges being filed against poachers in Knox County.
Conservation Police Officers Palumbo and Cox led the investigation into a “TIP” complaint about the over harvest of bucks in the area.
Knox County is in the central part of the state and known for its good hunting.
The arrests resulted in the seizure of six whitetail buck heads, one Hoyt compound bow, and one unused landowner whitetail permit.
Also taken by environmental police was some 292 pounds of boned-out venison that will be donated to the food bank Illinois Sportsmen Against Hunger. Legitimate hunters in the state are also encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation to the food bank which processors will grind into burger.
Poaching wild game is a scourge in many areas and it is good to see ECO’s in areas like this on the job and doing what they do best.