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Illinois turkey permits misprinted

January 20, 2009 at 08:55 AM

Need more evidence the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is not running well?

Turkey permits mailed out to hunters for the upcoming spring season have the wrong dates printed on them. In all, an estimated 24,000 permits were sent out with the wrong dates. The DNR is sending out another mailing to people who received permits to inform them of the correct dates.

Listed below are the dates the DNR had previously printed as correct for the upcoming seasons. In most cases, the printed permits people received are one day off from the following. The printers did get the year right, though, so that’s nice.

Look for a mailing in the near future listing the following dates for your permit, depending on which season you applied for.


1st Season: Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 10
2nd Season: Saturday, April 11 – Thursday, April 16
3rd Season: Friday, April 17 – Wednesday, April 22
4th Season: Thursday, April 23 – Wednesday, April 29
5th Season: Thursday, April 30 – Thursday, May 7


1st Season: Monday, April 13 – Friday, April 17
2nd Season: Saturday, April 18 – Thursday, April 23
3rd Season: Friday, April 24 – Wednesday, April 29
4th Season: Thursday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 6
5th Season: Thursday, May 7 – Thursday, May 14

Many of the mailings also included a somewhat ominous note about a free property-only permit that said, basically, “If you no longer qualify for this permit, You must return it to the DNR.” That note is creating confusion because it was included with paid, county permits and with site-specific permits.

That mistake was made by the contractors who stuff envelopes for the DNR. In other words, the DNR can’t be blamed for that one. At least not directly.


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Why doesn’t this surprise me!!!!!!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 12:28 PM

Thank’s Jeff ...I’v got one of the mis-print’s…and it’s for a state site….

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 03:51 PM

mine is wrong too. lol. go figure.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 07:22 PM

why dont they sell them over the counter like archery tags

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/20 at 07:25 PM

Taxpayers money at work. Must have been a union job.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 12:05 PM

Jeff, it’s just the date that wrong correct. If you get a tag and it says second season you still are hunting second season correct?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 09:54 PM

My question is, will the mis-printed permits be good or will we have to spend more money, that we don’t have to send out new ones?  I’m for using the mis-printed permits and saving the money.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/23 at 09:53 AM

Someone had to authorize the printing of 24,000 tags, and that printing company would never have even set-up that job to print unless they had something in writing from the IDNR authorizing the wording on those permits.  If our media types were to check this out very closely they will probably find out that 1) a political hack approved the printing of the faulty permits, and 2)the “hack’s” brother-in-law runs the print shop that printed the permits and paid a kick-back for the priviledge of printing them.  It’s just business as usual in good old Springfield.  Chicago doesn’t have a lock on graft and corruption.  And by the way that mailing cost about $12,000 to send out just by itself.  That’s about 5,000 gallons of gasoline that the CPO’s could have bought to be out chasing deer poachers, instead of riding their bicycles around looking for game violators.  It just keeps getting worse and worse for the good old IDNR!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/23 at 11:47 PM


Yes, only the dates are wrong. The seasons are correct. At least so far.

Posted by Jeff Lampe on 01/24 at 08:44 AM

what if someone doesn’t recieve the second mailing or doesn’t read this post and goes out hunting on the wrong day? Will they be subject to a ticket by a CPO if they were caught or will they be exempt from receiving a citation because of the dnr’s screw up?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/28 at 01:17 PM

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