CWD in Illinois Q&A
October 14, 2020
Dan Skinner from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Kathy Andrews Wright
Questions received in advance of the conversation are listed below, with the time noted should you desire to fast-forward to a topic of interest.
00:33 Dan Skinner overview of position with Illinois Department of Natural Resources
01:30 What is Chronic Wasting Disease and why is it problematic?
03:40 The history of CWD in the United States, and specifically in Illinois.
05:58 How is the Illinois Department of Natural Resources managing the state’s white-tailed deer herd to minimize the spread of this disease?
- 06:34 Surveillance
- 07:30 Check Stations
- 08:38 Management
- 08:40 Sharp-shooting Program
10:30 How CWD spreads
11:27 What can the public do to aid in the management of CWD?
- 11:50 Participate in hunting programs
- 13:15 Landowners working with District Wildlife Biologists in CWD management operations
- 14:25 Report sick deer on White-tailed Deer Illinois website
14:56 Signs of CWD
Resources to Review
- 18:53 IDNR CWD website
- 19:24 White-tailed Deer Illinois website
- 19:43 USFS CWD website
20:24 Closing comments
- Myths of CWD document on IDNR website
- A thank you to purchasers of hunting licenses and permits
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Kathy Andrews Wright is retired from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources where she was editor of Outdoor Illinois magazine. She is currently the editor of Outdoor Illinois Wildlife Journal and Illinois Audubon magazine.