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10/30/2012 4:16:00 PM
CWD sampling during gun-deer season
NT Staff

Firearm deer hunters in the 10 counties listed below are required to register all deer they kill during the gun season Nov. 16-18 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.

Registration hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Biologists will take CWD samples for testing. Testing is voluntary but all hunters with adult deer are encouraged to participate. Successful Kendall County hunters are also encouraged to bring their adult deer to a check station in one of the adjacent counties for testing.

LaSalleCounty, Buffalo Rock State Park, 3 miles west of Ottawa on Dee Bennett Road.

GrundyCounty, Gebhard Woods State Park, Morris.

Boone County Fairgrounds, ½ mile north of Route 76 and Route 20, Belvidere.

DeKalb County, Shabbona Lake State Park, Shabbona.

JoDaviess County, Elizabeth Community Building, 210 N. West St., Elizabeth, ½ mile west of business district on Highway 20 next to Highland C.C. Elizabeth campus.

Kane County, Shabbona Lake State Park in DeKalb County.

McHenry County, Moraine Hills State Park, McHenry. Dam day use area east of McHenry on River Road, 2.2 miles south of Route 120.

Ogle County, Castle Rock State Park, Route 2, 3 miles south of Oregon.

Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 1 mile east of Route 26 and Fairgrounds Road, Freeport.

Winnebago County, Rock Cut State Park; Loves Park, 1 mile west of Perryville Road on Hart Road.


The following sites serve as self-serve drop-off sites where hunters can fill out a sample submission card and leave adult deer heads. Test results will be posted by hunter phone number on the DNR web site.

Boone County Conservation District-Maintenance Bldg, 655 N. Appleton Rd., Belvidere, M-Sun 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DeKalb, Shabbona Lake State Park, 4201 Shabbona Grove Road., Shabbona, IL   M-Sun.

DeKalb, Kishwaukee River State Fish & Wildlife Area, Kirkland, adjacent to Potowatomi Woods Forest Preserve, M-Sun (at self-check station).

JoDaviess, Pleasant Valley Township Bldg., 9009 E. Willow Road, Mt. Carroll, (corner of Willow Rd and IL Hwy 78), M-Sun.

Kane, Aurora West Forest Preserve, 40W244 Hankes Road., Aurora, M-F, 830 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kane, Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve, North Operations Shop, 42W797 Rohrsen Rd., Hampshire, M-F, 830 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LaSalle I & M Canal Seneca Grain Elevator, 124 W. William Street, Seneca, M-Sun  (east side of District Forester’s office).

Lee, Franklin Creek State Natural Area, 1872 Twist Rd., Franklin Grove, M-Sun.

Ogle, Castle Rock State Park, 1365 W. Castle Rd., Oregon, M-Sun.

Ogle, Lowden State Park, 1411 N. River Rd., Oregon, M-Sun.

Winnebago, Rock Cut State Park, 7318 Harlem Road, Loves Park, M-Sun.

Winnebago, Sugar River Forest Preserve, 10127 Forest Preserve Road, Durand, M-Sun.

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