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Illinois Deer Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total of 155,131 Deer During 2015-2016 Seasons

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Illinois Deer Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total of 155,131 Deer During 2015-2016 Seasons
SPRINGFIELD, IL.   Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 155,131 deer during all 2015-16 seasons, which concluded Jan. 17. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons of 155,131 compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 145,720 in 2014-15.  During this year’s deer seasons, hunters took 46 percent does and 54 percent males. 

A breakdown of Illinois deer hunting seasons is as follows:

Archery:  Archery deer hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 56,732 deer during the archery season (Oct. 1, 2015-Jan. 17, 2016), compared with the archery deer harvest of 56,143 in the 2014-15 archery season.

Youth:  Young deer hunters harvested 2,841 deer during the 2015 Illinois Youth Deer Season (Oct. 10-12, 2015), compared with 2,770 deer in 2014. 

Traditional Firearm Season:  Hunters took a preliminary total of 86,839 deer during the 2015 Illinois Firearm Deer Season (Nov. 20-22 and Dec. 3-6, 2015), compared with 76,575 taken during the 2014 season.

Muzzleloader:  Hunters using muzzleloading rifles harvested 2,375 deer during the 2015 Muzzleloader-Only Deer Season (Dec. 11-13, 2015), compared with 3,471 in 2014.

Late-Winter Seasons:  The 2015-16 Late-Winter Antlerless Only and Special CWD deer seasons concluded on Jan. 17, with a combined preliminary harvest total for both seasons of 6,344 deer, compared with a harvest of 6,761 deer taken during those seasons in 2014-15.  Season dates for the Late-Winter and CWD seasons were Dec. 31, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016 and Jan. 15-17, 2016. 
  
With the addition of Kankakee and Kendall counties this year, 14 northern Illinois counties were open to the Special CWD Season, compared to 12 in 2014-15.  The Special CWD season is used to assist in slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease in the Illinois deer herd.

Eight fewer counties were open for the Late-Winter Antlerless Season in 2015-16 because they had reached deer population goals. The number of open counties went from 35 in 2014-15 to 27 for 2015-16. Counties that are at or below their individual goal for two consecutive years may be removed from the late-winter season.

The tables below provide a county-by-county summary of preliminary deer harvest results for 2015-16 and harvest results for 2014-15.  The tables can also be found at this link:  http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/news/Documents/DeerFinalPrelimHarvestJan2016.pdf


2015-16 All Seasons
County Archery Youth Firearm Muzzleloader LW/CWD Total
Adams 1207 90 2387 67 CLOSED 3751
Alexander 224 11 545 12 CLOSED 792
Bond 349 14 677 12 CLOSED 1052
Boone 146 3 129 2 35 315
Brown 756 51 1088 47 317 2259
Bureau 627 22 1127 46 CLOSED 1822
Calhoun 740 43 954 44 CLOSED 1781
Carroll 562 18 780 31 136 1527
Cass 605 23 758 19 CLOSED 1405
Champaign 306 12 217 11 CLOSED 546
Christian 464 19 612 16 CLOSED 1111
Clark 704 31 1070 47 174 2026
Clay 491 40 1096 26 130 1783
Clinton 339 22 615 10 CLOSED 986
Coles 533 15 564 21 CLOSED 1133
Cook 131 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 131
Crawford 796 34 964 22 164 1980
Cumberland 391 17 724 17 CLOSED 1149
DeKalb 149 2 127 4 34 316
DeWitt 487 17 385 17 CLOSED 906
Douglas 158 4 151 3 CLOSED 316
DuPage 37 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 37
Edgar 406 23 637 13 75 1154
Edwards 234 13 461 13 63 784
Effingham 411 29 872 15 CLOSED 1327
Fayette 641 52 1655 34 CLOSED 2382
Ford 49 3 136 4 CLOSED 192
Franklin 1050 58 1351 35 CLOSED 2494
Fulton 1621 70 2164 61 459 4375
Gallatin 347 29 516 15 CLOSED 907
Greene 661 32 1184 26 CLOSED 1903
Grundy 343 4 357 8 96 808
Hamilton 591 46 1179 28 186 2030
Hancock 692 49 1813 79 CLOSED 2633
Hardin 438 26 1000 33 CLOSED 1497
Henderson 282 10 560 11 115 978
Henry 464 18 748 18 CLOSED 1248
Iroquois 382 15 557 23 CLOSED 977
Jackson 1082 76 2367 48 CLOSED 3573
Jasper 496 43 942 37 CLOSED 1518
Jefferson 1263 91 2115 56 CLOSED 3525
Jersey 487 26 663 13 CLOSED 1189
Jo Daviess 1082 47 2214 46 519 3908
Johnson 669 61 1731 42 CLOSED 2503
Kane 323 0 32 0 24 379
Kankakee 274 5 194 9 62 544
Kendall 194 4 89 4 31 322
Knox 948 34 1331 30 189 2532
Lake 461 CLOSED 4 CLOSED CLOSED 465
LaSalle 721 19 863 12 186 1801
Lawrence 486 14 655 16 CLOSED 1171
Lee 447 16 621 17 79 1180
Livingston 244 13 427 12 54 750
Logan 272 29 427 15 CLOSED 743
Macon 469 14 262 16 CLOSED 761
Macoupin 916 55 1541 44 CLOSED 2556
Madison 857 34 736 8 82 1717
Marion 897 70 1547 32 183 2729
Marshall 337 19 607 6 64 1033
Mason 344 19 491 12 CLOSED 866
Massac 369 14 670 24 CLOSED 1077
McDonough 448 24 836 28 149 1485
McHenry 599 2 334 11 106 1052
McLean 462 17 607 21 62 1169
Menard 334 7 397 13 CLOSED 751
Mercer 519 24 900 25 137 1605
Monroe 312 22 958 11 70 1373
Montgomery 602 52 922 20 CLOSED 1596
Morgan 508 34 791 17 CLOSED 1350
Moultrie 312 13 218 8 CLOSED 551
Ogle 739 28 928 19 236 1950
Peoria 874 27 1100 30 CLOSED 2031
Perry 802 47 1346 50 CLOSED 2245
Piatt 124 4 98 4 CLOSED 230
Pike 2142 130 2211 97 472 5052
Pope 829 38 1622 42 CLOSED 2531
Pulaski 218 16 533 25 CLOSED 792
Putnam 266 5 399 5 73 748
Randolph 972 106 2337 53 CLOSED 3468
Richland 384 23 749 13 CLOSED 1169
Rock Island 715 19 818 23 143 1718
Saline 526 24 948 20 182 1700
Sangamon 726 25 720 33 CLOSED 1504
Schuyler 857 49 1415 48 342 2711
Scott 211 8 447 11 CLOSED 677
Shelby 674 34 1159 26 113 2006
St. Clair 604 29 754 17 CLOSED 1404
Stark 110 5 226 8 CLOSED 349
Stephenson 490 8 835 11 217 1561
Tazewell 560 18 553 11 CLOSED 1142
Union 791 55 1951 62 CLOSED 2859
Vermilion 820 31 648 23 120 1642
Wabash 211 11 250 7 CLOSED 479
Warren 278 8 601 18 CLOSED 905
Washington 479 27 1000 19 CLOSED 1525
Wayne 888 62 1606 46 CLOSED 2602
White 588 27 854 29 249 1747
Whiteside 477 13 726 14 CLOSED 1230
Will 754 9 335 16 81 1195
Williamson 1094 50 1953 26 CLOSED 3123
Winnebago 485 9 368 10 135 1007
Woodford 496 33 697 16 CLOSED 1242
Total 56732 2841 86839 2375 6344 155131

2014-15 All Seasons
County Archery Youth Firearm Muzzleloader LW/CWD Total
Adams 1215 67 2114 104 CLOSED 3500
Alexander 200 16 401 32 CLOSED 649
Bond 344 17 574 29 CLOSED 964
Boone 152 2 110 3 30 297
Brown 727 45 997 66 239 2074
Bureau 622 26 1029 61 CLOSED 1738
Calhoun 651 34 803 50 CLOSED 1538
Carroll 565 12 742 26 129 1474
Cass 534 25 631 24 CLOSED 1214
Champaign 298 12 228 21 CLOSED 559
Christian 463 22 534 18 CLOSED 1037
Clark 708 36 927 44 139 1854
Clay 530 41 974 36 117 1698
Clinton 380 15 583 18 CLOSED 996
Coles 496 16 430 19 36 997
Cook 119 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 119
Crawford 738 33 906 40 131 1848
Cumberland 334 3 608 13 CLOSED 958
DeKalb 162 1 133 7 45 348
DeWitt 461 17 340 23 CLOSED 841
Douglas 131 4 156 10 CLOSED 301
DuPage 36 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 36
Edgar 395 30 518 33 79 1055
Edwards 249 17 397 13 77 753
Effingham 354 25 678 20 51 1128
Fayette 637 42 1444 54 CLOSED 2177
Ford 50 7 107 7 CLOSED 171
Franklin 998 52 1173 34 CLOSED 2257
Fulton 1558 80 1979 105 444 4166
Gallatin 329 12 470 27 CLOSED 838
Greene 641 41 1036 55 CLOSED 1773
Grundy 345 9 331 9 90 784
Hamilton 646 33 1070 45 171 1965
Hancock 699 42 1721 81 CLOSED 2543
Hardin 429 28 845 50 CLOSED 1352
Henderson 264 12 531 24 81 912
Henry 441 15 645 25 CLOSED 1126
Iroquois 346 17 570 31 CLOSED 964
Jackson 1080 64 2118 71 CLOSED 3333
Jasper 462 38 852 31 CLOSED 1383
Jefferson 1375 69 1948 99 CLOSED 3491
Jersey 437 30 649 31 CLOSED 1147
Jo Daviess 1130 49 1996 78 510 3763
Johnson 784 48 1539 59 CLOSED 2430
Kane 341 1 43 1 24 410
Kankakee 308 9 186 12 CLOSED 515
Kendall 164 2 84 5 37 292
Knox 973 56 1171 46 216 2462
Lake 460 CLOSED 3 CLOSED CLOSED 463
LaSalle 753 24 794 36 140 1747
Lawrence 468 22 558 27 CLOSED 1075
Lee 446 17 540 16 98 1117
Livingston 236 11 444 19 CLOSED 710
Logan 255 28 350 24 CLOSED 657
Macon 479 19 243 20 CLOSED 761
Macoupin 821 60 1202 54 145 2282
Madison 854 20 594 26 108 1602
Marion 964 60 1359 65 189 2637
Marshall 327 21 561 15 76 1000
Mason 331 15 411 20 CLOSED 777
Massac 395 17 557 29 CLOSED 998
McDonough 461 20 765 35 103 1384
McHenry 526 8 309 10 107 960
McLean 504 27 550 28 70 1179
Menard 311 12 332 15 CLOSED 670
Mercer 418 34 739 27 140 1358
Monroe 373 30 738 20 59 1220
Montgomery 566 25 863 21 72 1547
Morgan 469 32 702 25 CLOSED 1228
Moultrie 316 19 206 13 CLOSED 554
Ogle 668 22 837 26 226 1779
Peoria 888 26 895 45 196 2050
Perry 796 39 1151 64 CLOSED 2050
Piatt 162 8 117 5 CLOSED 292
Pike 2178 152 2163 147 528 5168
Pope 959 35 1501 52 CLOSED 2547
Pulaski 272 21 498 42 CLOSED 833
Putnam 255 10 357 16 51 689
Randolph 998 81 1957 88 CLOSED 3124
Richland 386 23 668 22 CLOSED 1099
Rock Island 690 22 729 36 136 1613
Saline 524 34 780 37 147 1522
Sangamon 715 27 608 37 CLOSED 1387
Schuyler 811 61 1317 66 268 2523
Scott 217 14 379 24 CLOSED 634
Shelby 626 25 960 35 86 1732
St. Clair 519 16 633 23 CLOSED 1191
Stark 110 5 220 6 24 365
Stephenson 471 8 777 19 219 1494
Tazewell 521 24 477 19 CLOSED 1041
Union 909 65 1624 86 CLOSED 2684
Vermilion 784 28 561 37 108 1518
Wabash 240 10 236 9 CLOSED 495
Warren 279 9 490 30 76 884
Washington 477 20 893 32 CLOSED 1422
Wayne 841 41 1404 58 286 2630
White 640 34 777 39 276 1766
Whiteside 473 15 596 17 CLOSED 1101
Will 725 20 275 22 51 1093
Williamson 1100 41 1627 58 CLOSED 2826
Winnebago 425 7 340 10 130 912
Woodford 450 34 587 29 CLOSED 1100
Total 56143 2770 76575 3471 6761 145720
 
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