January 21, 2021

IDNR: Ogle, Carroll deer hunters have new CWD procedures to follow

SPRINGFIELD – Because of COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is announcing changes to chronic wasting disease check station procedures in Ogle and Carroll counties during the 7 -day firearm deer hunting season, Nov. 20-22 and Dec. 3-6.

Hunters should remain in their vehicles until approached by IDNR staff, wear a face mask at all times when out of their vehicle, not enter any indoor areas of check stations, and leave the check station as soon as their deer has been checked. IDNR staff will practice regular cleaning procedures. Successful firearm deer hunters must take their deer, either whole or field-dressed, to a designated firearm deer check station on the same day it is harvested.

There is a CWD check station in Ogle County at Castle Rock State Park, 3 miles south of Oregon on state Route 2, and Carroll County now has a CWD check station at Mississippi Palisades State Park, 16327 state Route 84, north of Savanna.

All deer harvested in Carroll County during the season must be taken to a CWD check station.

Find pages 20-21 of the Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations or go to https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/programs/CWD/Pages/default.aspx for more information.