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: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation
/wildlife/Documents/LateWinterDeer
SeasonMap.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.

[Illinois Department of Natural Resources]

 

 

 

2014

2014

2014

2013

County

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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