Illinois deer harvest continues drop: Latest archery figures

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Provided by Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Deer harvest in Illinois continues its lag well behind last year, at least through the first month of archery season.

Here is the latest from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources:

ARCHERY DEER Through Sunday, October 30, 2016, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of16,763 deer, compared to 19,567 for the same period in 2015. Harvest to date has consisted of 60% does and 40% males (10139; 6624). Top five counties were Pike (573), Fulton (441), Jefferson (387), Adams (383), and JoDaviess (333). 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:

County20152016
Adams371383
Alexander4840
Bond142107
Boone5443
Brown243235
Bureau232208
Calhoun203174
Carroll219219
Cass172170
Champaign123120
Christian183161
Clark208190
Clay164168
Clinton118101
Coles215170
Cook3927
Crawford265231
Cumberland126128
DeKalb6555
DeWitt217178
Douglas6146
Dupage101
Edgar135101
Edwards7447
Effingham145158
Fayette227231
Ford1819
Franklin325280
Fulton562441
Gallatin7745
Greene204187
Grundy142105
Hamilton197171
Hancock222198
Hardin10887
Henderson8456
Henry180154
Iroquois138109
Jackson348267
Jasper156140
Jefferson507387
Jersey181162
JoDaviess396333
Johnson243194
Kane9366
Kankakee10194
Kendall7467
Knox362274
Lake10868
LaSalle283245
Lawrence139132
Lee171152
Livingston10577
Logan11185
Macon175153
Macoupin331279
Madison298272
Marion344267
Marshall127113
Mason12394
Massac6871
McDonough159146
McHenry210179
McLean194163
Menard12680
Mercer192138
Monroe11785
Montgomery252204
Morgan178177
Moultrie135103
Ogle284250
Peoria300294
Perry277244
Piatt5337
Pike629573
Pope206158
Pulaski6863
Putnam11593
Randolph347303
Richland11099
Rock Island257249
Saline156104
Sangamon236214
Schuyler266239
Scott6552
Shelby257239
St. Clair237177
Stark4548
Stephenson187190
Tazewell216168
Union282220
Vermilion335285
Wabash7151
Warren10281
Washington159121
Wayne277234
White147106
Whiteside170183
Will250256
Williamson385275
Winnebago162175
Woodford193171
Grand Total1956716763

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