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

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Tim Schweizer
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Hunters in Illinois Harvest Preliminary Total of 79,429 Deer During Seven-Day Firearm Season
SPRINGFIELD, IL – 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: http://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.

For a PDF version of this release: 
 https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/news/Documents/IDNR-DeerFirearmHarvestDec2016.pdf


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
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