Illinois deer herd is estimated to be between 750000 and 800000 May 30, 2011




But how should Illinois deal with the deer? Management currently comes in the form of hunting, science, culture and even poaching. The population is slightly down, though it's hard to keep count of these graceful grazers. The state deer herd is ... Wildlife biologists also work with the Department of Natural Resources to determine which way they feel the population should be driven.  "Some people think we have way too many deer everywhere, but that isn't quite true," Micetich said.  Swanger said that due to the areas deer can no longer occupy, such as wetlands, they are pushed to where 


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