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Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total of 86,771 Deer During Seven-Day Firearm Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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Chris Young
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Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total of 86,771 Deer During Seven-Day Firearm Season
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Deer hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 86,771 deer during the seven-day Firearm Deer Season that closed on Sunday, Dec. 6. That figure compares to 76,575 deer harvested during the seven days of firearm season in 2014.

Preliminary harvest figures for the second segment of the firearm season on Dec. 3-6 totaled 28,803, compared with 24,745 during the second season in 2014.  The preliminary harvest total for the first segment of firearm season on Nov. 20-22 was 57,968 deer, compared with the 51,830 deer taken by hunters during the first season in 2014.

Deer hunting opportunities remain in Illinois this fall and early winter.

• The Illinois Muzzleloader-only Season is this weekend, Dec. 11-13.
• The first Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and CWD Deer Seasons (in designated counties only) will be Dec. 31, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016.
• The second Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and CWD Deer Seasons (in designated counties only) will be Jan. 15-17, 2016.
• Archery Deer Season continues through Jan. 17, 2016.

Details on the Late-Winter and CWD seasons are available on the IDNR website at: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Documents/Late-WinterSHAHuntingPermitInformation.pdf

For more deer hunting information, visit: www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/deer

A PDF vresion of the news release/table can be found at this link:
http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/news/Documents/DeerFirearmHarvest-Dec2015.pdf

A table of preliminary Firearm Deer Season harvest numbers for 2015, broken down by county and compared with 2014, is below.

           2015          2015          2015   2014
County 1st Season 2nd Season Total Total
Adams 1561 826 2387 2114
Alexander 335 210 545 401
Bond 499 178 677 574
Boone 76 53 129 110
Brown 737 351 1088 997
Bureau 714 413 1127 1029
Calhoun 565 389 954 803
Carroll 500 280 780 742
Cass 490 268 758 631
Champaign 142 75 217 228
Christian 434 178 612 534
Clark 723 347 1070 927
Clay 761 335 1096 974
Clinton 426 189 615 583
Coles 389 175 564 430
Crawford 673 291 964 906
Cumberland 483 241 724 608
DeKalb 78 49 127 133
DeWitt 255 113 368 340
Douglas 123 28 151 156
Edgar 452 185 637 518
Edwards 317 144 461 397
Effingham 624 248 872 678
Fayette 1154 501 1655 1444
Ford 90 46 136 107
Franklin 911 440 1351 1173
Fulton 1391 773 2164 1979
Gallatin 322 194 516 470
Greene 770 414 1184 1036
Grundy 241 116 357 331
Hamilton 805 374 1179 1070
Hancock 1158 655 1813 1721
Hardin 694 306 1000 845
Henderson 375 185 560 531
Henry 479 269 748 645
Iroquois 384 173 557 570
Jackson 1586 781 2367 2118
Jasper 670 272 942 852
Jefferson 1405 710 2115 1948
Jersey 460 203 663 649
JoDaviess 1453 739 2192 1996
Johnson 1211 520 1731 1539
Kane 16 16 32 43
Kankakee 121 73 194 186
Kendall 54 35 89 84
Knox 830 501 1331 1171
Lake 4 4 3
LaSalle 547 316 863 794
Lawrence 430 225 655 558
Lee 418 203 621 540
Livingston 281 146 427 444
Logan 289 138 427 350
Macon 170 92 262 243
Macoupin 993 548 1541 1202
Madison 513 223 736 594
Marion 1090 457 1547 1359
Marshall 419 188 607 561
Mason 325 166 491 411
Massac 418 252 670 557
McDonough 545 291 836 765
McHenry 198 136 334 309
McLean 411 196 607 550
Menard 248 149 397 332
Mercer 536 364 900 739
Monroe 733 225 958 738
Montgomery 681 241 922 863
Morgan 525 266 791 702
Moultrie 151 67 218 206
Ogle 582 346 928 837
Peoria 735 365 1100 895
Perry 840 506 1346 1151
Piatt 65 33 98 117
Pike 1419 792 2211 2163
Pope 1237 385 1622 1501
Pulaski 358 175 533 498
Putnam 252 147 399 357
Randolph 1619 718 2337 1957
Richland 515 234 749 668
Rock Island 559 259 818 729
Saline 649 299 948 780
Sangamon 470 250 720 608
Schuyler 966 449 1415 1317
Scott 276 171 447 379
Shelby 832 327 1159 960
St. Clair 540 214 754 633
Stark 146 80 226 220
Stephenson 527 308 835 777
Tazewell 377 176 553 477
Union 1281 641 1922 1624
Vermilion 426 222 648 561
Wabash 151 99 250 236
Warren 375 226 601 490
Washington 721 279 1000 893
Wayne 1022 584 1606 1404
White 579 275 854 777
Whiteside 476 250 726 596
Will 223 112 335 275
Williamson 1202 751 1953 1627
Winnebago 224 144 368 340
Woodford 462 235 697 587
Total 57968 28803 86771 76575
 
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