The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will be hosting three public meetings throughout the state to discuss the effect on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) on deer populations and how the agency is battling the disease.
CWD was first documented in Illinois deer near the town of Roscoe in 2002. It is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of deer which has now been found in Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Ogle, Dekalb, Kane, DuPage, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Will, Livingston and Kankakee counties.
The meeting dates and locations are:
• Wed., September 21 - Community Building, 402 West St., Elizabeth, IL;
• Tues., September 27 - Stephenson County Farm Bureau Bldg., 210 W. Spring St., #3, Freeport, IL;
• Wed., September 28 - Meadowhawk Lodge, Hoover Forest Preserve, 11285 Fox Road, Yorkville, IL