Illinois deer hunting: Harvest updates

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Preliminary harvest figures are out for the first late-winter deer seasons; as well as an update for bowhunting.

And archery harvest continues to lag behind the 2013-14 season; while, as expected with 20 less counties, first late-winter season is just over half of the harvest from last year.

ARCHERY DEER Through Tuesday, January 6, 2015, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 53,434 deer, compared to 54,922 for the same period in the 2013-14 archery deer season. Harvestto date has consisted of 47% does and 53% males (25,092F: 28,342M). Top five counties are Pike (2053), Fulton (1483), Jefferson (1325), Adams (1165), and JoDaviess (1088). A table of county results is attached. LATE WINTER/SPECIAL CWD SEASONS Illinois deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 2,986 deer during the first segment (January 1-4) of the Late Winter Antlerless Deer Season and the Special CWD Season. Thirty-five counties were open to the Late Winter Antlerless Deer Season, compared to 55 last year. Twelve counties were open to the Special CWD Season, compared to 11 last year. During the first segment of these seasons last year (2013-2014), 5,361 deer were harvested. The Special CWD Season is conducted to help manage deer populations in counties where Chronic Wasting Disease has been found in the deer herd. A table of county results is attached. Paul Shelton, Manager Forest Wildlife Program

SeasonCounty20132014
CWDBoone1416
CWDDeKalb1628
CWDGrundy5751
CWDJoDaviess224253
CWDKane156
CWDKendall2313
CWDLaSalle10163
CWDMcHenry5244
CWDOgle11195
CWDStephenson114114
CWDWillCLOSED22
CWDWinnebago7450
CWD Season Subtotal801755
# CWD counties1112
LWAdams144CLOSED
LWBond51CLOSED
LWBrown84113
LWBureau85CLOSED
LWCalhoun93CLOSED
LWCarroll8353
LWClark11463
LWClay6556
LWClinton28CLOSED
LWColes2715
LWCrawford8157
LWCumberland25CLOSED
LWEdgar5932
LWEdwards5037
LWEffingham5030
LWFayette92CLOSED
LWFulton157160
LWHamilton10084
LWHancock126CLOSED
LWHenderson4327
LWJefferson248CLOSED
LWJersey57CLOSED
LWKnox11691
LWLee5740
LWLogan23CLOSED
LWMacoupin11475
LWMadison5049
LWMarion144102
LWMarshall4432
LWMcDonough8442
LWMcLean3632
LWMenard23CLOSED
LWMercer7669
LWMonroe6437
LWMontgomery4238
LWPeoria9488
LWPerry164CLOSED
LWPike200199
LWPutnam3015
LWRandolph206CLOSED
LWRichland68CLOSED
LWRock Island7859
LWSaline8964
LWSangamon62CLOSED
LWSchuyler128112
LWScott19CLOSED
LWShelby5942
LWSt. Clair62CLOSED
LWStark1611
LWVermilion6240
LWWarren4934
LWWayne183116
LWWhite141117
LWWhiteside64CLOSED
LWWoodford51CLOSED
LW Season Subtotal45602231
# LW counties5535
Total counties open6647
Total53612986

And the bowhunting update
County20132014
Adams11531165
Alexander225189
Bond349332
Boone139144
Brown726695
Bureau639588
Calhoun689605
Carroll536548
Cass509517
Champaign328286
Christian450443
Clark763683
Clay487518
Clinton373370
Coles470487
Cook135106
Crawford726712
Cumberland340326
DeKalb170148
DeWitt503427
Douglas138129
Dupage4030
Edgar448387
Edwards226236
Effingham363352
Fayette668615
Ford6448
Franklin898940
Fulton15531483
Gallatin315303
Greene670615
Grundy329327
Hamilton550618
Hancock704667
Hardin381399
Henderson234252
Henry424410
Iroquois410318
Jackson10051007
Jasper409446
Jefferson13601325
Jersey493423
JoDaviess10181088
Johnson728760
Kane271296
Kankakee329291
Kendall207158
Knox852917
Lake376417
LaSalle818717
Lawrence416447
Lee459428
Livingston258223
Logan252243
Macon482456
Macoupin861802
Madison844822
Marion971935
Marshall307317
Mason325314
Massac368362
McDonough460438
McHenry518498
McLean507474
Menard272300
Mercer398398
Monroe311362
Montgomery590551
Morgan457453
Moultrie284305
Ogle674641
Peoria882839
Perry671728
Piatt175157
Pike23952053
Pope887923
Pulaski224250
Putnam249251
Randolph903946
Richland362366
Rock Island651658
Saline459500
Sangamon668671
Schuyler756781
Scott183210
Shelby653610
St. Clair561505
Stark124107
Stephenson392464
Tazewell578488
Union862863
Vermilion905742
Wabash194227
Warren248255
Washington438460
Wayne764798
White545582
Whiteside472446
Will856651
Williamson9731036
Winnebago369407
Woodford518428
Grand Total5492253434


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