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IDNR vital in fighting chronic wasting disease October 24, 2011 Illinois

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IDNR vital in fighting chronic wasting disease October 24, 2011 Illinois, Northwest Herald

... I’ve read, “Why has the DNR killed half of the deer in McHenry County?”... IDNR wildlife biologist Ray Eisbrener, who ... has hunted whitetails for 25 years and has three Pope & Young bucks to his credit... People think that the IDNR is harvesting trophy males. That is not necessarily correct. Older animals are more likely to carry the disease [CWD] and much more likely to roam from county to county or from state to state....In 2010-11, 42 deer tested positive in 10 counties ... It is important to limit the spread because whitetail hunting is a $3 billion a year industry in Illinois ...

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