Chronic Wasting Disease Management
Since the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease was discovered in Illinois, the Illinois
Department of Natural Resources started a "targeted surveillance
program" for CWD in wild deer which was first proposed by the Southeastern
Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, a diagnostic and research service which
investigates wildlife diseases.
This site provides consolidated CWD information including: CWD
statistics that show the Total Cases per Year and Total Cases
per Year per County, FAQ's, a query system for samples taken, test results for hunters, annual reports, and other CWD
Below is an interactive map that contains all of the township sections where positive CWD samples were found. Click on the red box to see what years positive samples were reported for the section.
Below is a series of videos: Part 1-Introduction, Part 2-Testing CWD Samples, Part 3-Sharpshooting,
Part 4-Common Questions, Research and Safe Handling of Deer.
Click on the title "Illinois Chronic Wasting Disease Management" (top strip) for viewing