Public deer meetings set for June at five locations

Ralph LoosSpringfield — DNR has released its schedule of public deer meetings around the state, calling them "open houses" for the public to ask questions and receive information about Illinois' deer herd.

A series of five meetings will be held beginning June 3. According to DNR's announcement, Division of Wildlife Resources staff will be on hand at each meeting to discuss the deer management program, hunting regulations, and surveillance/management of chronic wasting disease.

The meeting will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Here is the list of dates and places:

•    June 3 – Rockford Public Library (East Branch), 6685 East State St., Rockford
•    June 4 – Hickory Hills Discovery Center (Twinleaf West room), St. Charles Park District, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles
•    June 5 – Champaign County Farm Bureau Auditorium, 801 Country Fair Drive, Champaign
•    June 6 – John A. Logan College (TDR room), 700 Logan Drive, Carterville
•    June 11 – PASA Park, #1 Pasa Park, Barry, IL (off I-72 west of Pittsfield)

the IDNR will post all materials presented at the meetings on the Department’s website and provide opportunities for hunters, landowners, and other members of the public to review them and provide comments.

For more information and details, see the April 19 issue of Illinois Outdoor News.

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