Former DNR Director Sam Flood dies

Former Illinois DNR Director Sam Flood has died at age 78.

Flood, who was appointed to the job by Gov. Rod Blagojevich on an interim basis following the retirement of Joel Brunsvold in 2005, served the DNR until 2009.

Flood had been deputy director at the DNR before taking the top job. His primary duty was described as overseeing construction of the World Shooting Complex in Sparta.

Flood was acting DNR director during the period when the Joint Task Force on Deer Population Control was formed and issued its final report.

Read more about Flood’s tenure at the DNR in the March 9 issue of Illinois Outdoor News.

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