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Chief Forester fined for shooting Turkey

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Posted: Jun 28, 2010 8:11 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Jun 28, 2010 8:11 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: chief forester, Wisconsin, turkey, out of season, shot, Paul DeLong

The chief forester in Wisconsin shot a turkey out of season and turned himself in to pay a $263 fine. Paul DeLong says he mistook a tuft of feathers for a beard thinking it was a male bird he could shoot legally. DeLong is head of the Department of Natural Resources Forestry Division. The DNR says a member of the public likely wouldn't be cited but since DeLong was a DNR employee he was. DeLong says he wanted to take responsibility for the error.

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