Illinois DNR EHD Outbreak Affecting White-Tailed Deer Population By Johnny Cather • Sep 23, 2015 Credit: Ray F. on Flickr (FLICKR.COM/FETHERBRAIN) The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has confirmed nearly 50 cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer so far in 2015 and more are expected in the coming months. State Law Requires Life Jackets For All Passengers By Frannie Smith • May 28, 2014 www.DNR.state.il.us The Illinois DNR says there is something very simple boaters can do to ensure their safety. IL & IA Face Deer Virus Outbreak for 2nd Year By Scott Stuntz • Nov 21, 2013 http://www.michigan.gov/dnr A virus that is deadly to deer is being seen in Illinois and Iowa for the second year in a row. IL Deer Harvest Largely Unaffected by Drought By Scott Stuntz • Jan 28, 2013 doublearrowhunting.com One thing the ongoing drought did not seem to affect was the number of deer in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said hunters killed nearly 181-thousand deer, only one thousand less than one year ago.