Illinois Taxidermist Question

Submitted by Eric on 4/28/05 at 1:42 PM. ( )

Is it legal to buy an albino deer from another state? There is one on ebay, but I would hate to buy it and mount it and then have it taken away and fined. Believe this or not, I live by a State Park with a DNR officer on duty everyday, and he didn't know taxidermists could buy hides for their own taxidermy purposes. I told him it said it was legal in my handbook, so he checked his and sure enough, there it was. Don't get me wrong, I know they can't know all the laws off the top of their heads, and this one I am talking about is a friend of mine, so I wouldn't bash any DNR officer. That is definately not what I am doing with asking this question. Thanks For The Input, Eric

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Ask your local DNR friend....

This response submitted by Kim on 4/28/05 at 2:12 PM. ( )


Why not ask your "friend" at the DNR? That should settle the matter.

Make Sure

This response submitted by Tom B on 4/28/05 at 3:10 PM. ( )

You get it in writing to protect yourself just for that reason they dont know all laws regarding taxidermy.
Tom B

Isn't it funny that....

This response submitted by Kim on 4/28/05 at 7:29 PM. ( )

the DNR people say they don't know all of the regulations but when they check you, inspect you, or just snoop around, they "never miss a click."

Every little detail is written up. Makes no diff whos fault. The taxidermist will pay the bills and suffer..

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