Illinois firearm deer hunters harvest preliminary total of 76,547
deer during seven-day season
Deer harvest up slightly over 2013
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[December 10, 2014]
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. To see a map of counties that are open for the
Late-Winter Season, visit:
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:
A table of preliminary deer harvest numbers broken down by
county and compared with 2013 is below.
[Illinois Department of Natural