SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – No child support means no hunting or fishing for the state’s deadbeat parents. A new program matches hunting and fishing licenses against lists of parents behind on their child support payments. Deadbeat parents must make child-support payments immediately or give up their gaming privileges.
The state has collected almost $130,000 from 90 parents in the program’s 6-month existence. The Associated Press reports one man paid the mother of his two children $14,000 so he could hunt deer.