Archery harvest stays down: Illinois deer hunting

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The harvest rate for deer by Illinois deer hunters continues at lower levels than last year, and signs come of the building rut as the percentage of does in the harvest drops.

In other signs of the building rut is the photo above from Tim Walmsley of two bucks, who tangled in battle in Adams County and died.

Here is the harvest update from Illinois Department of Natural Resources:

ARCHERY DEER Through Sunday, October 23, 2016, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of12,387 deer, compared to 14,773 for the same period in 2015. Harvest to date has consisted of 66% does and 34% males (8142; 4245). Top five counties were Pike (396), Fulton (325), Jefferson (296), Adams (274), and JoDaviess (252). A table of county results is attached. Up-to-date archery harvest figures (for either deer or turkey) by county/state sites can be tracked on the web at http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/IDNRHarvestQuery.aspx Paul Shelton, Manager Forest Wildlife Program

Here is the county-by-county breakdown:

Preliminary archery deer harvest thru Oct. 23
County20152016
Adams256274
Alexander3529
Bond11172
Boone4236
Brown159160
Bureau178147
Calhoun148124
Carroll147163
Cass126132
Champaign96103
Christian155118
Clark159150
Clay129132
Clinton9069
Coles168130
Cook3118
Crawford206166
Cumberland9992
DeKalb5238
DeWitt172132
Douglas5735
Dupage71
Edgar10472
Edwards5434
Effingham116112
Fayette180173
Ford1513
Franklin263208
Fulton404325
Gallatin6229
Greene148134
Grundy10876
Hamilton157129
Hancock148147
Hardin7760
Henderson6140
Henry126108
Iroquois11279
Jackson267211
Jasper120113
Jefferson419296
Jersey131119
JoDaviess297252
Johnson199147
Kane6749
Kankakee8371
Kendall5944
Knox271206
Lake7343
LaSalle226186
Lawrence10593
Lee126104
Livingston8565
Logan8964
Macon126107
Macoupin237205
Madison229199
Marion256196
Marshall8979
Mason9366
Massac5248
McDonough101107
McHenry133146
McLean152123
Menard8758
Mercer14095
Monroe9268
Montgomery196156
Morgan120123
Moultrie10681
Ogle221196
Peoria242237
Perry215180
Piatt4129
Pike439396
Pope143104
Pulaski5248
Putnam7572
Randolph261236
Richland8971
Rock Island198174
Saline13872
Sangamon177164
Schuyler175158
Scott4636
Shelby193184
St. Clair179140
Stark3233
Stephenson125133
Tazewell175120
Union232169
Vermilion278219
Wabash5838
Warren6554
Washington12393
Wayne219179
White11682
Whiteside125133
Will184194
Williamson304223
Winnebago110109
Woodford159131
Grand Total1477312387


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