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Illinois Fall Archery Wild Turkey Season Summary for 2017-18

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Illinois Fall Archery Wild Turkey Season Summary for 2017-18
Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 688 wild turkeys during the 2017-18 Fall Archery Turkey Season. The 2017-18 total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 506 in 2016-17. The season dates were October 1, 2017 – January 14, 2018, and all 102 counties were open for hunting. The top counties for fall archery wild turkey harvest this season were Jefferson (25), Cass (21), Fulton (21), Knox (17), and Rock Island (17).

The table below includes the preliminary 2017 county-by-county fall archery turkey harvest results with comparable totals for 2016.

Illinois Fall Archery Turkey Harvest

County 2016 2017
Adams 12 12
Alexander 1 4
Bond 6 4
Boone 5 1
Brown 5 9
Bureau 5 12
Calhoun 3 9
Carroll 9 6
Cass 13 21
Champaign 2 4
Christian 7 5
Clark 6 9
Clay 1 11
Clinton 3 12
Coles 3 6
Crawford 8 5
Cumberland 1 3
DeWitt 2 2
Edgar 4 0
Edwards 0 1
Effingham 3 7
Fayette 7 11
Ford 1 1
Franklin 14 6
Fulton 11 21
Gallatin 1 1
Greene 4 3
Grundy 3 2
Hamilton 5 7
Hancock 8 14
Hardin 1 2
Henderson 3 9
Henry 6 8
Iroquois 5 1
Jackson 5 9
Jasper 8 6
Jefferson 5 25
Jersey 4 4
JoDaviess 16 15
Johnson 6 7
Kankakee 2 2
Kendall 2 3
Knox 8 17
Lake 3 1
LaSalle 9 6
Lawrence 4 4
Lee 5 11
Livingston 0 2
Logan 1 2
Macon 3 5
Macoupin 6 8
Madison 3 13
Marion 7 15
Marshall 7 4
Mason 9 10
Massac 5 4
McDonough 7 5
McHenry 12 7
McLean 7 5
Menard 5 4
Mercer 8 6
Monroe 4 7
Montgomery 10 2
Morgan 4 5
Moultrie 1 1
Ogle 9 14
Peoria 9 13
Perry 2 9
Piatt 2 0
Pike 10 13
Pope 4 9
Pulaski 1 1
Putnam 3 3
Randolph 8 5
Richland 1 3
Rock Island 13 17
Saline 3 4
Sangamon 9 13
Schuyler 11 12
Scott 0 4
Shelby 2 7
St. Clair 3 9
Stark 0 1
Stephenson 7 8
Tazewell 5 5
Union 6 10
Vermilion 2 12
Wabash 0 1
Warren 2 2
Washington 1 4
Wayne 10 14
White 4 2
Whiteside 8 7
Will 6 12
Williamson 7 11
Winnebago 7 10
Woodford 7 9
Grand Total 506 688

 
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