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Hunters in Illinois Harvest Preliminary Total of 79,429 Deer During Seven-Day Firearm Season

Hunters harvested a preliminary total of 79,429 deer during the seven-day Illinois Firearm Deer Season that closed on Sunday, Dec. 4. That figure compares to the final total of 86,847 deer harvested during the seven days of the firearm season in 2015.

The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearm season on Dec. 1-4 totaled 24,977, compared with 28,977 during the second season in 2015.  The preliminary harvest total for the first segment of firearm season on Nov. 18-20 was 54,452 deer, compared with the 57,870 deer taken by hunters during the first season in 2015.

Deer hunting opportunities remain available in Illinois this late fall/early winter:

• The Illinois Muzzleloader-only Season is this weekend, Dec. 9-11.
• The Late-Winter Antlerless-Only Season and CWD Deer Season first segments (in designated counties only) will be Dec. 29, 2016 through Jan. 1, 2017.
• The second segments of the Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and CWD Deer Seasons (in designated counties only) will be Jan. 13-15, 2017.
• Archery Deer Season continues through Jan. 15, 2017.

Details on the Late-Winter and CWD seasons are available on the IDNR website at:https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Documents/Late-WinterSHAHuntingPermitInformation.pdf
For more deer hunting information, visit: https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/DeerHunting.aspx

A table of preliminary Firearm Deer Season harvest numbers for 2016, broken down by county and compared with 2015, is below.

County

2016 First Season

2016 Second Season

2016 Total

2015 Total

Adams

1642

716

2358

2398

Alexander

283

138

421

554

Bond

390

181

571

677

Boone

87

34

121

127

Brown

645

322

967

1089

Bureau

704

294

998

1129

Calhoun

482

310

792

956

Carroll

529

218

747

782

Cass

475

208

683

759

Champaign

165

63

228

217

Christian

420

188

608

612

Clark

715

283

998

1070

Clay

784

305

1089

1096

Clinton

457

169

626

616

Coles

388

161

549

564

Crawford

656

294

950

964

Cumberland

494

214

708

724

DeKalb

79

60

139

127

DeWitt

192

143

335

389

Douglas

105

33

138

151

Edgar

387

179

566

637

Edwards

282

130

412

462

Effingham

589

217

806

872

Fayette

1050

451

1501

1661

Ford

72

52

124

136

Franklin

807

458

1265

1350

Fulton

1344

666

2010

2166

Gallatin

296

172

468

518

Greene

660

395

1055

1187

Grundy

214

86

300

360

Hamilton

786

380

1166

1181

Hancock

1079

559

1638

1816

Hardin

605

284

889

1000

Henderson

372

149

521

560

Henry

404

188

592

748

Iroquois

326

190

516

557

Jackson

1562

681

2243

2368

Jasper

675

294

969

944

Jefferson

1276

599

1875

2114

Jersey

444

225

669

663

JoDaviess

1306

556

1862

2133

Johnson

1166

473

1639

1736

Kane

18

12

30

30

Kankakee

125

79

204

195

Kendall

67

34

101

85

Knox

820

376

1196

1332

Lake

5

0

5

4

LaSalle

537

216

753

844

Lawrence

375

208

583

655

Lee

359

151

510

623

Livingston

293

130

423

427

Logan

256

101

357

427

Macon

170

81

251

262

Macoupin

967

433

1400

1545

Madison

444

178

622

736

Marion

1051

401

1452

1552

Marshall

382

170

552

611

Mason

305

133

438

491

Massac

367

220

587

671

McDonough

597

251

848

836

McHenry

168

126

294

321

McLean

363

153

516

607

Menard

238

130

368

398

Mercer

605

261

866

900

Monroe

704

217

921

958

Montgomery

551

218

769

924

Morgan

508

266

774

792

Moultrie

134

67

201

218

Ogle

538

253

791

937

Peoria

639

322

961

1106

Perry

814

396

1210

1345

Piatt

75

36

111

98

Pike

1346

763

2109

2213

Pope

1096

333

1429

1626

Pulaski

281

133

414

534

Putnam

213

122

335

399

Randolph

1582

705

2287

2339

Richland

528

195

723

750

Rock Island

552

230

782

818

Saline

618

280

898

953

Sangamon

385

201

586

726

Schuyler

901

392

1293

1416

Scott

264

120

384

448

Shelby

782

303

1085

1161

Stark

136

58

194

226

St. Clair

480

181

661

755

Stephenson

597

256

853

826

Tazewell

351

164

515

555

Union

1060

497

1557

1952

Vermilion

392

189

581

649

Wabash

131

78

209

250

Warren

382

176

558

604

Washington

672

276

948

1001

Wayne

1035

539

1574

1608

White

547

284

831

852

Whiteside

390

184

574

729

Will

168

76

244

321

Williamson

1060

621

1681

1955

Winnebago

217

107

324

382

Woodford

417

177

594

699

Totals

54452

24977

79429

86847