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Hunters in Illinois Harvested 54,452 Deer During the First Weekend of the 2016 Firearm Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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Tim Schweizer
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Hunters in Illinois Harvested 54,452 Deer During the First Weekend of the 2016 Firearm Season
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 54,452 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season on Nov. 18-20.  Hunters took 57,870 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2015.

Illinois’ seven-day Firearm Deer Season will conclude on Dec. 1-4. 

Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead include:

• Muzzleloader-Only Deer Season on Dec. 9-11;
• Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and CWD Deer Seasons (first segment) in select counties only on Dec. 29, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017;
• Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and CWD Deer Seasons (second segment) in select counties only on Jan. 13-15, 2017;
• Archery Deer Season continues through Jan. 15, 2017 (archery is closed Dec. 1-4 in counties open for Firearm Deer Season)

Reminder:  A new rule allows hunters with a valid Illinois firearm deer permit to use archery equipment during firearm season on private land only; archery permits are not valid during the firearm season, except in those counties closed to firearm deer hunting.

For details on deer hunting, open counties, and other information, check the IDNR website at https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/DeerHunting.aspx

A table of preliminary Illinois firearm deer harvest totals by county for the first weekend of the 2016 season, and comparable totals for 2015, is below.

For a PDF version:  https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/news/Documents/IDNR-DeerHarvestNov2016.pdf


County 2015 2016
ADAMS 1562 1642
ALEXANDER 335 283
BOND 499 390
BOONE 74 87
BROWN 738 645
BUREAU 715 704
CALHOUN 565 482
CARROLL 502 529
CASS 491 475
CHAMPAIGN 142 165
CHRISTIAN 434 420
CLARK 723 715
CLAY 761 784
CLINTON 427 457
COLES 389 388
CRAWFORD 673 656
CUMBERLAND 483 494
DEKALB 80 79
DEWITT 256 192
DOUGLAS 123 105
EDGAR 452 387
EDWARDS 317 282
EFFINGHAM 624 589
FAYETTE 1157 1050
FORD 90 72
FRANKLIN 910 807
FULTON 1393 1344
GALLATIN 322 296
GREENE 771 660
GRUNDY 238 214
HAMILTON 807 786
HANCOCK 1159 1079
HARDIN 694 605
HENDERSON 375 372
HENRY 479 404
IROQUOIS 384 326
JACKSON 1586 1562
JASPER 670 675
JEFFERSON 1404 1276
JERSEY 460 444
JODAVIESS 1368 1306
JOHNSON 1213 1166
KANE 15 18
KANKAKEE 122 125
KENDALL 51 67
KNOX 831 820
LAKE 4 5
LASALLE 534 537
LAWRENCE 429 375
LEE 419 359
LIVINGSTON 281 293
LOGAN 289 256
MACON 170 170
MACOUPIN 995 967
MADISON 513 444
MARION 1093 1051
MARSHALL 421 382
MASON 325 305
MASSAC 418 367
MCDONOUGH 545 597
MCHENRY 186 168
MCLEAN 411 363
MENARD 249 238
MERCER 536 605
MONROE 733 704
MONTGOMERY 681 551
MORGAN 526 508
MOULTRIE 151 134
OGLE 582 538
PEORIA 736 639
PERRY 839 814
PIATT 65 75
PIKE 1419 1346
POPE 1239 1096
PULASKI 358 281
PUTNAM 252 213
RANDOLPH 1621 1582
RICHLAND 515 528
ROCKISLAND 559 552
SALINE 650 618
SANGAMON 471 385
SCHUYLER 966 901
SCOTT 276 264
SHELBY 834 782
STARK 146 136
STCLAIR 540 480
STEPHENSON 521 597
TAZEWELL 377 351
UNION 1281 1060
VERMILION 427 392
WABASH 151 131
WARREN 375 382
WASHINGTON 722 672
WAYNE 1022 1035
WHITE 578 547
WHITESIDE 477 390
WILL 213 168
WILLIAMSON 1203 1060
WINNEBAGO 219 217
WOODFORD 463 417
TOTAL 57870 54452
 
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