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D.J. Case and Associates

Caption suggestion: This Illinois conservation police officer is one of 160 who patrol the state to enforce hunting and trapping regulations.
 
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D.J. Case and Associates

Caption suggestion: Illinois conservation police officers ensure that this trapper is properly licensed. Officers enforce more than 75 laws and regulations about fur hunting and trapping.
 
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Illinois DNR/Adele Hodde

Caption suggestion: This yellow lab is a member of the Illinois DNR’s K-9 unit. Dogs are used to detect illegal drugs, find missing persons or locate game taken illegally.
 
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Illinois DNR/Adele Hodde

Caption suggestion: Jennifer Lee comes to attention as she graduates from the Illinois Conservation Police Academy in 2000. She works in central Illinois.
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Illinois DNR/Adele Hodde

Caption suggestion: A keen eye for police dog potential saved Shadow from the pound. As a trained narcotics dog, the black lab locates drugs through his acute sense of smell.
 
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Illinois DNR/Adele Hodde

Caption suggestion: Training scenarios prepare recruits to assess situations and determine whether sportsmen are abiding by the laws.
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Illinois DNR/Adele Hodde

Caption suggestion: CPO trainees quickly learn that not everyone follows the rules. This training scenario teaches recruits how to safely come within close proximity of citizens.
 
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Illinois DNR/Adele Hodde

Caption suggestion: CPOs frequently get up close and personal with citizens carrying firearms. CPO trainees are drilled to maintain safe conditions for all involved.
 
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Illinois DNR/Adele Hodde

Caption suggestion: Illinois conservation police officers and their canine partners, left to right - Greg Rowe and Shadow; Dan Lewis and Charlie; Holly Vadbunker and Leo; Hank Frazier and Jack; and Chris Mohrman and Chance.
 

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