Turkey hunting update: Illinois hunting

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Illinois turkey hunters continue on a pace for a very good season.

Here is the latest harvest update from forest wildlife manager Paul Shelton, as forwarded by Illinois Department of Natural Resources communications director Chris Young:

Everyone, Here is an update on the spring turkey hunting season from Paul Shelton. South Zone: Through four seasons, South Zone turkey hunters have harvested 5,006 turkeys, compared to 4,732 during the same period in 2014. Twenty-two counties experienced increased harvest. Ten decreased and two remained the same. The top five counties are Jefferson (318), Pope (306), Marion (255), Union (240), and Randolph (225). North Zone: Through three seasons, North Zone turkey hunters have harvested 5,933 turkeys, compared to 4,952 during the same period in 2014. Forty-seven counties increased, 12 decreased, and seven remained the same. The top five counties are JoDaviess (449), Adams (284), Fulton (275), Pike (254), and Brown (240). Most significant harvest increases occurred in west-central Illinois. An Excel spreadsheet is attached. Paul Shelton, Manager Forest Wildlife Program IDNR

Here is the spreadsheet, if I can get it to fit the space with all the seasons:

NorthZonepreliminaryharvestthrough3seasons2015SeasonCounty1232015Total2014TotalAdams10811165284221Boone121893936Brown1167351240141Bureau40432210582Calhoun665542163155Carroll575228137163Cass736748188126Champaign584177Christian151563631Clark44343110981Coles12341922Cumberland1714124328DeKalb3341010DeWitt1313103625Douglas21033Edgar2220135550Ford13268Fulton11510060275232Greene425432128112Grundy141483619Hancock707349192177Henderson40402310395Henry1628166052Iroquois111673424Jersey605528143101JoDaviess187151111449442Kane00000Kankakee11452021Kendall2841415Knox724738157117Lake11130LaSalle3316227173Lee2721186641Livingston434119Logan61182520Macon7641712Macoupin977949225195Marshall181494131Mason50322510793McDonough3534279660McHenry157153736McLean101262828Menard3324187541Mercer463525106116Montgomery413434109110Morgan724944165104Moultrie6611313Ogle33403110481Peoria35433211082Piatt02355Pike9210062254219Putnam141083227RockIsland424336121114Sangamon2323186451Schuyler879052229139Scott1833106149Shelby2720136047Stark01122Stephenson605347160119Tazewell1517154744Vermilion3419237683Warren1516104147Whiteside37332191109Will1213103522Winnebago37412710588Woodford1514114046Total23432118147259334952SouthZonepreliminaryharvestthrough4seasons2015SEASONCounty12342015Total2014TotalAlexander41263623126115Bond30383427129107Clay32452623126155Clinton262115177963Crawford32293019110103Edwards252121158283Effingham262012228059Fayette54494525173152Franklin37403231140116Gallatin322616239797Hamilton43383339153161Hardin44362731138115Jackson72515244219258Jasper3231242110862Jefferson92827272318289Johnson63642650203190Lawrence322523199990Madison60605726203178Marion90704550255214Massac212923148764Monroe47312325126128Perry48543735174166Pope107706861306295Pulaski221517167094Randolph63644751225227Richland252416188383Saline2731202810686St.Clair352218189377Union78585153240232Wabash777194037Washington32281928107110Wayne63534957222220White252124188896Williamson63544044201210Total152613331085106250064732


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