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Illinois Firearm Deer Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total of 76,547 Deer During Seven-Day Season

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Illinois Firearm Deer Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total of 76,547 Deer During Seven-Day Season
Deer Harvest up Slightly Over 2013
SPRINGFIELD, IL � Illinois deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 76,547 deer during the seven-day traditional firearm deer hunting season that closed Sunday, Dec. 7. That figure compares to 74,318 deer harvested during the 2013 firearm season. Preliminary figures for the second segment of the firearm season totaled 24,717, up 34 percent from 18,483 in 2013. Overall, the total represented a slight increase from 2013, with a preliminary first segment harvest of 51,830, compared with 55,708 deer harvested during the first weekend of the 2013 Firearm Season.

Hunters are reminded that an additional 20 counties have been closed to the Late-Winter Antlerless-Only Seasons, Jan. 1-4 and Jan. 16-18, 2015. To see a map of counties that are open for the Late-Winter Season, visit: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/wildlife/Documents/LateWinterDeerSeasonMap.pdf

Additional deer hunting opportunities remain.

� The Illinois Muzzleloader Season is Dec. 12-14.
� The first Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and CWD Deer Seasons will be Jan. 1 - 4, 2015.
� The second Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and CWD Deer Seasons will be Jan. 16 - 18, 2015.
� Archery Deer Season continues through Jan. 18, 2015.

For more deer hunting information, visit: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/deer/Pages/default.aspx

A table of preliminary deer harvest numbers broken down by county and compared with 2013 is below and at this link:
http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/news/Documents/IDNRFirearmDeerTotals12092014.pdf
 


County      2014            2014             2014      2013     
                1st Season    2nd Season   Total      Total
Adams 1414 691 2105 1785
Alexander 256 142 398 480
Bond 405 163 568 564
Boone 72 39 111 73
Brown 689 308 997 1008
Bureau 676 351 1027 986
Calhoun 453 350 803 792
Carroll 444 298 742 829
Cass 410 221 631 608
Champaign 142 86 228 225
Christian 389 143 532 536
Clark 648 278 926 1004
Clay 695 278 973 863
Clinton 455 128 583 547
Coles 318 112 430 451
Crawford 618 288 906 806
Cumberland 422 185 607 592
DeKalb 87 44 131 131
DeWitt 206 118 324 337
Douglas 105 50 155 143
Edgar 382 136 518 648
Edwards 290 107 397 339
Effingham 519 159 678 668
Fayette 1035 407 1442 1394
Ford 60 47 107 96
Franklin 775 398 1173 1077
Fulton 1296 681 1977 1894
Gallatin 320 146 466 439
Greene 633 403 1036 1103
Grundy 231 107 338 340
Hamilton 720 350 1070 975
Hancock 1082 638 1720 1584
Hardin 628 217 845 936
Henderson 378 153 531 517
Henry 417 226 643 645
Iroquois 365 205 570 628
Jackson 1534 580 2114 1932
Jasper 632 220 852 837
Jefferson 1295 648 1943 1689
Jersey 406 241 647 651
JoDaviess 1195 819 2014 1887
Johnson 1096 438 1534 1384
Kane 24 20 44 34
Kankakee 109 78 187 201
Kendall 44 40 84 82
Knox 769 401 1170 1019
Lake 4 4 3
LaSalle 540 264 804 794
Lawrence 406 152 558 467
Lee 344 197 541 554
Livingston 318 126 444 415
Logan 249 101 350 334
Macon 145 98 243 244
Macoupin 775 426 1201 1222
Madison 397 196 593 655
Marion 979 380 1359 1332
Marshall 366 194 560 571
Mason 296 115 411 428
Massac 344 212 556 551
McDonough 507 258 765 787
McHenry 190 136 326 263
McLean 372 178 550 567
Menard 200 132 332 322
Mercer 461 276 737 750
Monroe 553 184 737 810
Montgomery 587 275 862 831
Morgan 466 236 702 770
Moultrie 145 61 206 191
Ogle 514 330 844 868
Peoria 613 282 895 916
Perry 804 344 1148 1032
Piatt 77 40 117 119
Pike 1378 785 2163 2270
Pope 1178 321 1499 1370
Pulaski 350 146 496 561
Putnam 240 117 357 361
Randolph 1384 572 1956 1787
Richland 485 183 668 579
Rock Island 454 275 729 722
Saline 555 220 775 710
Sangamon 388 218 606 541
Schuyler 927 388 1315 1296
Scott 225 153 378 404
Shelby 693 266 959 919
St. Clair 473 158 631 648
Stark 151 69 220 205
Stephenson 449 341 790 737
Tazewell 328 148 476 478
Union 1143 480 1623 1662
Vermilion 352 210 562 573
Wabash 152 83 235 250
Warren 340 151 491 502
Washington 658 235 893 889
Wayne 964 438 1402 1269
White 524 253 777 691
Whiteside 357 238 595 640
Will 177 98 275 317
Williamson 1090 536 1626 1490
Winnebago 208 135 343 320
Woodford 416 169 585 572
Total 51830 24717 76547 74318

 
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