Just throwing this out there for our brothers in Illinois, or any state for that matter. Your DNR doesn't give a damn about you or the deer you chase. Lots of guys have this romantic image of bow hunters being admired and high on the govts list of who they aim to please.......that is a joke. They have a job to do and that job is to keep deer numbers under control. Any wishful thinking that they lose sleep over the size of the antlers on the bucks you see is pure delusion. States like Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, etc all enjoy great hunting IN SPITE of people due to the perfect storm of habitat, nutrition, and low hunting pressure. The northeast has every potential to grow bucks as big as they get but there are just too many people killing them for that to ever happen. Put 1,000,000 hunters in Kansas and the place would be devastated in 3 years. Illinois May not have that many hunters but give them all multiple tags and the same effect eventually occurs. What's the answer???...........sadly in my opinion I don't think there is one. DNR's have never and will never be on your side, they know you won't stop buying a license. Save your money and accumulate some land.........manage it yourself and with any luck and decent neighbors you will enjoy hunting the way you want to. Anyone hoping their DNR is going to fix their problems is in for years of heartbreak.