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Illinois Deer Hunters Harvest 51,830 Deer during First Weekend of 2014 Firearm Deer Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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Chris Young
217-557-1240
Illinois Deer Hunters Harvest 51,830 Deer during First Weekend of 2014 Firearm Deer Season
SPRINGFIELD, IL. - Illinois firearm deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 51,830 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season Nov. 21-23.  The first weekend�s total compares with 55,708 deer harvested during the first weekend of the 2013 Firearm Season. The second segment of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season is Dec. 4-7.

Hunters are reminded that an additional 20 counties have been closed to the Late-Winter Antlerless-Only Seasons, Jan. 1-4 and Jan. 16-18. To see a map of counties that are open for the Late-Winter Season, visit: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/wildlife/Documents/LateWinterDeerSeasonMap.pdf

Additional deer hunting opportunities remain.

� The Illinois Muzzleloader Season is Dec. 12-14.
� The first Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and CWD Deer Seasons will be Jan. 1 - 4, 2015.
� The second Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and CWD Deer Seasons will be Jan. 16 - 18, 2015.
� Archery Deer Season continues through Jan. 18, 2015.

For more deer hunting information, visit: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/deer/Pages/default.aspx

A table of preliminary deer harvest numbers broken down by county and compared with 2013 is below.
http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/news/Documents/IllinoisPreliminaryFirstSeasonFirearmHarvestResults2014.pdf
 
County 2013 2014
Adams 1393 1414
Alexander 319 256
Bond 427 405
Boone 49 72
Brown 734 689
Bureau 730 676
Calhoun 532 453
Carroll 597 444
Cass 421 410
Champaign 147 142
Christian 401 389
Clark 725 648
Clay 659 695
Clinton 420 455
Coles 355 318
Crawford 632 618
Cumberland 444 422
DeKalb 100 87
DeWitt 202 206
Douglas 108 105
Edgar 453 382
Edwards 269 290
Effingham 517 519
Fayette 1067 1035
Ford 70 60
Franklin 853 775
Fulton 1409 1296
Gallatin 323 320
Greene 763 633
Grundy 237 231
Hamilton 778 720
Hancock 1183 1082
Hardin 719 628
Henderson 374 378
Henry 458 417
Iroquois 413 365
Jackson 1526 1534
Jasper 658 632
Jefferson 1340 1295
Jersey 479 406
JoDaviess 1356 1195
Johnson 1134 1096
Kane 23 24
Kankakee 106 109
Kendall 56 44
Knox 750 769
Lake 3 4
LaSalle 588 540
Lawrence 341 406
Lee 385 344
Livingston 306 318
Logan 251 249
Macon 159 145
Macoupin 890 775
Madison 502 397
Marion 1007 979
Marshall 424 366
Mason 318 296
Massac 422 344
McDonough 569 507
McHenry 168 190
McLean 427 372
Menard 211 200
Mercer 565 461
Monroe 645 553
Montgomery 656 587
Morgan 543 466
Moultrie 138 145
Ogle 632 514
Peoria 689 613
Perry 832 804
Piatt 84 77
Pike 1535 1378
Pope 1108 1178
Pulaski 409 350
Putnam 278 240
Randolph 1436 1384
Richland 465 485
Rock Island 544 454
Saline 569 555
Sangamon 395 388
Schuyler 981 927
Scott 299 225
Shelby 714 693
St. Clair 483 473
Stark 156 151
Stephenson 517 449
Tazewell 338 328
Union 1297 1143
Vermilion 386 352
Wabash 189 152
Warren 394 340
Washington 715 658
Wayne 1037 964
White 556 524
Whiteside 482 357
Will 202 177
Williamson 1107 1090
Winnebago 223 208
Woodford 429 416
Total 55708 51830
 
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