deer http://wuis.org en Illinois To Limit Deer Hunting Permits http://wuis.org/post/illinois-limit-deer-hunting-permits <p>Efforts to reduce the number of deer in Illinois have been so successful that the state plans to reduce the number of hunting permits this year.</p><p>Illinois already met its goal of reducing the deer population statewide a few years ago. But some counties still had herds deemed problematic — causing car accidents and crop damage.</p><p>Now, in more than 40 counties, officials at the Department of Natural Resources want to see the <a href="http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/wildlife/Pages/DeerOpenHouse.aspx">number of deer go up</a> by anywhere from one to 29 percent.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:40:13 +0000 Brian Mackey 18950 at http://wuis.org Illinois To Limit Deer Hunting Permits Sangamon County In Top Ten For Deer-Vehicle Accidents http://wuis.org/post/sangamon-county-top-ten-deer-vehicle-accidents <p>It's likely you or someone you know have struck a deer.&nbsp;&nbsp; While it seems as though they are always wandering into the road, the actual number of deer-vehicle accidents was down last year. &nbsp;<br /><br />State Farm Insurance has already predicted another decline based on claims filed.&nbsp;&nbsp; The company attributes the expected decline in accidents to a smaller deer population and increased driver awareness.&nbsp; It says Illinois drivers have less chance of hitting a deer than the national average. &nbsp;<br /> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:45:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 13815 at http://wuis.org Sangamon County In Top Ten For Deer-Vehicle Accidents There's Less Chance You'll Collide With A Deer http://wuis.org/post/theres-less-chance-youll-collide-deer <p>New figures released this week by State Farm say Illinois drivers are less likely to hit a deer in the next year.&nbsp; The insurance company says drivers in the state have a 1 in 214 chance of hitting a deer in the next 12 months. That compares with a 1 in 162 chance last<br />year. Nationwide, the figure is 1 in 174.<br />&nbsp;<br />Bloomington-based State Farm says Illinois drivers made 39,000 claims last year<br />for accidents involving deer. Nationwide, there were 1.2 million claims, down<br />about 3.5 percent.<br />&nbsp; Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:12:53 +0000 Sean Crawford 10020 at http://wuis.org There's Less Chance You'll Collide With A Deer