http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-deer-death-chronic-wasting-disease-20180725-story.html# waiting for (soon to be Ex-) Gov. Rauner's signature (don't hold your breath - he ain't doing anything remotely controversial before the election; so this will sit on his desk.) Not sure how I feel about this. As much as I hate the forced culls; Illinois has done a pretty good job at slowing CWD. Sounds like the only people who are really pushing this are associated with the Industry. Nowhere is there any compelling evidence produced or cited that Illinois deer "need" this. Just some opinion that deer "need" more nutrients in their diets. I suspect the deer don't "need" it; but trophy hunters and supplement industries think they do. My favorite quote from the story: “Our whole landscape is this breadbasket of food for wildlife, and we have a history of having some of the largest deer that are produced anywhere, and yet Illinois is supposed to be deficient, our deer are supposed to be nutritionally deficient — even though they have evolved over the eons in concert with the landscape that’s available to them? “Suddenly, they are in need of man taking care of them, or they’re just not going to be healthy by themselves?” Shelton asked, pausing to laugh. “It’s preposterous.” I love big bucks and huge racks as much as the next hunter; but the overall health of the state herd is more important than another 20-30" on a few deer. I'd rather have a bunch of 100-130" deer running around than a very few 180" deer and a bunch of emaciated zombies staggering around the fields and carcasses stinking up the woods..