Illinois Conservation Police arrested four men in eastern Kankakee County for poaching deer. The men are from Chicago and Hammond, Ind. They're believed to have been taking deer out of season for much of the year.
Conservation Officer Holly Vadbunker worked surveillance for several weeks to make the arrests in Pembroke Township.
All four men were arrested on 23 citations and 46 written warnings.
Each one was charged with unlawfully hunting without permission of the landowner, unlawfully hunting deer during a closed season, and unlawfully hunting by using bait. They're also charged with failure to have valid hunting licenses and deer permits.
Conservation Police also seized three firearms.