Illinois CWD News

Chronic Wasting Disease Sampling Planned for Start of Archery Deer Hunting in Nine Northern Illinois Counties

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resource (IDNR) will continue surveillance for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in wild deer by testing tissue samples taken from adult deer provided by archery hunters who voluntarily participate in the effort in select northern Illinois counties. Tests will be conducted on samples Read more…

Illinois Deer Season Update: Firearm Season Sampling Finds Additional CWD Cases in Northern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. — Nine additional cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) have been detected in northern Illinois – including one in DeKalb County – as a result of testing conducted on samples collected from hunter-harvested deer during the first firearm season this fall, Department of Natural Resources Director Joel Brunsvold Read more…

Kinnikinnick One of 3 sites for Boone Deer Hunt: Archers will have until the middle of November to finish their task.

BELVIDERE — Hikers, bicyclists, birders and recreational enthusiasts should avoid three conservation areas starting today as archers begin hunting deer that could be infected with a fatal disease. At least 14 deer have been reported with chronic wasting disease in northern Illinois, nearly all of those in northern Boone and Read more…

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Illinois Department of Agriculture-Centralia Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab
9732 Shattue Road Centralia, Il 62801
618-532-6701 or 618-532-6701

Illinois Department of Agriculture-Galesburg Animal Disease Lab
2100 S. Lake Storey Road Galesburg, IL 61401

Locations Where CWD Was Found

Counties (Accurate as of 2/2016)

1. Boone 2. Dekalb 3. DuPage 4. Grundy 5. Jo Daviess 6. Kane 7. Kankakee 8. Kendall 9. Lake 10. LaSalle 11. Livingston 12. McHenry 13. Ogle 14. Stephenson 15. Will 16. Winnebago


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