Illinois Deer Hunting Seasons Preliminary Harvest Totals 153,048 Deer

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[January 27, 2020]    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 153,048 deer during all 2019-20 archery and firearm seasons, which concluded Jan. 19, 2020. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 151,709 deer in 2018-19.

During the 2019-20 deer seasons, hunters took 45 percent does and 55 percent males.

Archery: Archery deer hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 67,696 deer during the season which began Oct. 1, 2019 and concluded Jan. 19, 2020. That compares with the harvest of 61,096 deer during the 2018-19 archery season.

Youth: Youth deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 3,775 deer during the three-day Illinois Youth Deer Season Oct. 12-14, 2019, compared to 1,660 in 2018.

Traditional Firearm Season: Hunters took a preliminary total of 75,349 deer during the Illinois Firearm Deer Season Nov. 22-24, 2019 and Dec. 5-8, 2019, compared with 80,957 deer taken during the 2018 firearm season.



Muzzleloader: Hunters using muzzleloading rifles harvested a preliminary total of 3,061 deer during the Muzzleloader-Only Deer Season Dec. 13-15, 2019, compared with harvest of 3,900 in the 2018 muzzleloader season.

Late-Winter Seasons: The 2019-20 Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and Special CWD deer seasons concluded Jan. 19, 2020, with a combined preliminary harvest total for both seasons of 3,167 deer, compared with a harvest of 4,096 deer taken during those seasons in 2018-19.

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Season dates for the seven-day Late-Winter and CWD seasons were Dec. 26-30, 2019 and Jan. 17-19, 2020.

There were 15 northern Illinois counties open to the Special CWD Season, which is used to assist in slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease in the Illinois deer herd.

There were 20 counties open for the Late-Winter Antlerless Season in 2019-20. Counties that are at or below their individual deer population 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 2019-20, and final 2018-19 harvest results for comparison.

[Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

2019-2020 Preliminary Deer Harvest

County

Archery

Youth

Firearm

Muzzleloader

LW-CWD

Total

Adams

1491

126

2174

80

0

3871

Alexander

232

24

443

24

0

723

Bond

420

26

708

13

0

1167

Boone

145

4

146

2

21

318

Brown

877

62

970

39

171

2119

Bureau

719

30

962

44

0

1755

Calhoun

891

56

848

42

0

1837

Carroll

598

16

640

20

75

1349

Cass

666

25

597

28

0

1316

Champaign

393

17

206

19

0

635

Christian

546

29

563

27

0

1165

Clark

845

37

1036

59

0

1977

Clay

652

61

1095

29

90

1927

Clinton

564

33

630

22

0

1249

Coles

768

20

620

22

0

1430

Cook

145

0

0

0

0

145

Crawford

904

48

885

29

133

1999

Cumberland

583

42

770

31

0

1426

DeKalb

179

3

114

8

23

327

DeWitt

525

21

333

24

0

903

Douglas

180

9

136

9

0

334

DuPage

42

0

0

0

0

42

Edgar

489

20

530

28

0

1067

Edwards

308

22

365

19

0

714

Effingham

619

75

888

28

75

1685

Fayette

1081

58

1513

52

0

2704

Ford

59

5

106

5

0

175

Franklin

1239

42

1345

65

0

2691

Fulton

1747

100

1899

69

209

4024

Gallatin

314

10

399

14

0

737

Greene

913

66

1042

51

0

2072

Grundy

356

9

287

11

39

702

Hamilton

875

63

1041

40

147

2166

Hancock

902

71

1654

81

0

2708

Hardin

492

20

857

44

0

1413

Henderson

312

23

406

17

48

806

Henry

537

27

407

21

0

992

Iroquois

427

25

493

28

0

973

Jackson

1266

93

2099

74

0

3532

Jasper

733

58

1028

37

0

1856

Jefferson

1716

102

1888

99

0

3805

Jersey

638

41

627

21

0

1327

JoDaviess

1128

62

1464

37

316

3007

Johnson

784

54

1382

44

0

2264

Kane

327

1

20

2

6

356

Kankakee

305

10

216

11

34

576

Kendall

196

5

82

6

18

307

Knox

1006

38

1084

45

85

2258

Lake

291

0

5

-

0

296

LaSalle

719

25

683

25

114

1566

Lawrence

558

27

576

30

0

1191

Lee

436

25

448

21

39

969

Livingston

236

12

380

5

37

670

Logan

447

31

359

19

0

856

Macon

495

23

221

30

0

769

Macoupin

1236

80

1557

53

113

3039

Madison

987

47

632

26

36

1728

Marion

1186

76

1467

41

173

2943

Marshall

393

25

571

19

0

1008

Mason

497

26

355

15

0

893

Massac

401

14

434

16

0

865

McDonough

577

43

713

39

56

1428

McHenry

584

2

243

5

42

876

McLean

539

23

522

28

0

1112

Menard

442

23

359

20

0

844

Mercer

538

43

788

26

70

1465

Monroe

473

45

948

20

58

1544

Montgomery

841

49

799

22

0

1711

Morgan

678

30

632

20

0

1360

Moultrie

400

17

236

8

0

661

Ogle

637

27

612

18

119

1413

Peoria

968

37

848

28

0

1881

Perry

1005

67

1318

58

291

2739

Piatt

260

9

116

9

0

394

Pike

2152

174

1925

136

0

4387

Pope

938

35

1430

67

0

2470

Pulaski

299

22

279

10

0

610

Putnam

297

9

337

12

50

705

Randolph

1288

172

2253

73

0

3786

Richland

536

28

685

24

0

1273

Rock Island

682

29

602

22

41

1376

Saline

655

49

878

38

130

1750

Sangamon

935

29

524

27

0

1515

Schuyler

1075

72

1310

55

0

2512

Scott

298

16

317

13

0

644

Shelby

1004

53

1115

45

82

2299

St. Clair

746

39

635

17

0

1437

Stark

144

8

147

10

0

309

Stephenson

531

17

597

12

109

1266

Tazewell

677

28

494

18

0

1217

Union

943

54

1272

51

0

2320

Vermilion

943

21

509

37

0

1510

Wabash

225

9

147

8

0

389

Warren

281

10

464

13

0

768

Washington

623

43

908

32

0

1606

Wayne

1092

61

1415

50

0

2618

White

575

37

756

50

0

1418

Whiteside

493

28

559

13

0

1093

Will

732

14

247

14

50

1057

Williamson

1399

36

1857

60

0

3352

Winnebago

480

8

264

11

67

830

Woodford

695

59

603

22

0

1379

Total

67696

3775

75349

3061

3167

153048


 

2018-2019 Final Deer Harvest

County

Archery

Youth

Firearm

Muzzleloader

LW-CWD

Total

Adams

1398

78

2339

132

0

3947

Alexander

193

6

505

25

0

729

Bond

397

10

733

20

0

1160

Boone

125

3

140

2

27

297

Brown

938

30

1070

76

210

2324

Bureau

689

23

1082

70

0

1864

Calhoun

776

21

853

60

0

1710

Carroll

546

13

684

25

107

1375

Cass

643

11

693

48

0

1395

Champaign

375

6

209

11

0

601

Christian

529

9

610

26

0

1174

Clark

875

20

1187

62

0

2144

Clay

562

22

1219

28

119

1950

Clinton

473

9

745

22

0

1249

Coles

681

9

658

28

0

1376

Cook

143

0

0

0

0

143

Crawford

894

15

1106

23

117

2155

Cumberland

482

19

778

29

0

1308

DeKalb

160

0

120

5

21

306

DeWitt

547

4

376

41

0

968

Douglas

187

1

153

3

0

344

DuPage

29

0

0

0

0

29

Edgar

452

6

565

34

0

1057

Edwards

239

2

425

20

0

686

Effingham

489

27

988

37

0

1541

Fayette

887

20

1587

64

0

2558

Ford

50

1

110

11

0

172

Franklin

1093

16

1409

64

0

2582

Fulton

1576

53

1900

99

350

3978

Gallatin

257

5

421

21

0

704

Greene

843

24

1029

69

0

1965

Grundy

332

5

270

20

75

702

Hamilton

689

13

1149

40

136

2027

Hancock

854

41

1716

109

0

2720

Hardin

425

5

887

46

0

1363

Henderson

251

11

445

32

60

799

Henry

498

20

484

30

0

1032

Iroquois

383

7

466

33

0

889

Jackson

1155

36

2440

79

0

3710

Jasper

659

29

1015

50

0

1753

Jefferson

1490

57

1906

97

0

3550

Jersey

538

14

671

33

0

1256

JoDaviess

1090

47

1690

71

442

3340

Johnson

666

20

1562

54

0

2302

Kane

330

0

30

0

5

365

Kankakee

318

4

199

17

61

599

Kendall

165

1

87

8

32

293

Knox

928

18

1119

66

162

2293

Lake

309

0

1

0

0

310

LaSalle

743

15

749

31

162

1700

Lawrence

442

3

644

39

0

1128

Lee

400

10

519

33

50

1012

Livingston

219

6

387

13

57

682

Logan

341

9

385

25

0

760

Macon

474

9

238

16

0

737

Macoupin

1014

26

1703

55

162

2960

Madison

901

12

779

24

80

1796

Marion

968

27

1627

68

143

2833

Marshall

335

13

603

30

0

981

Mason

412

8

434

34

0

888

Massac

334

9

456

14

0

813

McDonough

583

19

844

44

105

1595

McHenry

562

1

275

15

62

915

McLean

529

12

543

18

63

1165

Menard

388

14

371

29

0

802

Mercer

520

38

852

49

87

1546

Monroe

384

13

1019

23

94

1533

Montgomery

733

19

800

29

0

1581

Morgan

581

12

747

31

0

1371

Moultrie

361

6

227

10

0

604

Ogle

626

19

737

30

170

1582

Peoria

839

17

860

39

0

1755

Perry

871

24

1351

61

278

2585

Piatt

182

1

119

6

0

308

Pike

2135

83

2056

168

0

4442

Pope

862

16

1440

51

0

2369

Pulaski

231

6

281

13

0

531

Putnam

252

5

343

25

49

674

Randolph

1104

76

2275

132

0

3587

Richland

429

7

694

18

0

1148

Rock Island

716

18

791

47

87

1659

Saline

570

17

945

41

99

1672

Sangamon

903

14

560

50

0

1527

Schuyler

1000

43

1506

81

0

2630

Scott

255

6

329

11

0

601

Shelby

832

26

1131

44

120

2153

St. Clair

679

14

718

17

0

1428

Stark

121

2

176

10

0

309

Stephenson

461

7

602

20

162

1252

Tazewell

619

16

483

25

0

1143

Union

870

33

1406

63

0

2372

Vermilion

886

9

488

40

0

1423

Wabash

183

1

199

14

0

397

Warren

271

5

478

31

0

785

Washington

528

15

1019

32

0

1594

Wayne

852

25

1485

56

0

2418

White

492

8

775

50

0

1325

Whiteside

488

6

635

28

0

1157

Will

801

7

276

21

50

1155

Williamson

1174

25

1854

56

0

3109

Winnebago

462

7

370

13

92

944

Woodford

570

30

542

37

0

1179

Total

61096

1660

80957

3900

4096

151709

 

 

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