The firearm deer hunting season kicks off this weekend in Illinois.  It's the most popular hunting season of the year, according to State Department of Natural Resources spokesman Chris Young.  It runs this Friday through Sunday and then December 3rd through the 6th.

He issues this reminder:

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Those in certain northern Illinois counties where chronic wasting disease is a problem will have to register their harvest at a designated check station.  Most successful hunters must register their deer with DNR online, or by phone at 1-866-IL-CHECK, or through a link provided at this story at

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