16 arrested during roadside game check
FULTON COUNTY—Illinois Conservation Police and the United States Fish and Wild Service arrested 16 people during a roadside game check on Nov. 14. During a four-hour period, 100 vehicles were inspected.
Arrests included five for waterfowl tagging/transport; three for falsification of deer permits; two for no valid driver’s license; two for illegal transportation of open alcohol; one for transportation of loaded/uncased firearms; two for possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia; and one who was wanted on warrant
The primary purpose of roadside fish and wildlife compliance checks is to:
1. Detect taking, transporting, possession and other violations pertaining to fish and wildlife, and or
2. Gather information relative to public compliance with regulations which will enable the Department of Natural Resources to better manage this state’s resources.
Future roadside game checks are planned for the Central Illinois area.