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Hunters are filling the woods and wildlife areas this weekend for the start of firearm deer hunting season. But a few extra steps need to be taken if you shoot a deer in northern Illinois. 
Every hunter has to register the deer they kill with the IDNR but in northern counties where chronic wasting disease is a concern Ed Cross with DNR says you need to go to a state check in point before processing the deer. 
 
 
For hunters in areas where chronic wasting disease isn’t a problem you can check your deer online or by calling 1-866-IL-CHECK

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