Do you still want to hunt deer this winter? For those who do, here's some reminders.
Late-Winter and CWD Deer Seasons Concluding: County permits for the final segment of the 2012-2013 Late-Winter Firearm Antlerless-only Deer Season and the CWD Deer Season are available over the counter (OTC) through DNR Direct license and permit vendors. The final segment of the Late-Winter and CWD seasons is this weekend, Jan. 18-20. Detailed information is available on the IDNR website at this link: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/deer/Pages/ResidentLateWinterAntlerlessDeerHunting.aspx
Archery deer and archery fall turkey permits are also still available OTC through the end of those seasons on Jan. 20.
Statewide Archery and Late-Winter/CWD Seasons CWD Sampling: Deer hunters statewide are encouraged to allow samples to be taken for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing from adult deer they harvest. There are locations throughout the state serving as CWD sampling stations, taking samples from entire deer or deer heads through Jan. 20. See the list of locations at this link: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/news/Documents/CWDsampling-jan2013.pdf