Illinois deer harvest: Up a smidgen in early weeks of archery season

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Despite wicked weather across some of the state over the weekend, bowhunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of deer through Sunday up slightly from last year.

I would note that the percentage of does and bucks hasn’t started to dramatically shift yet.

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

ARCHERY DEER SEASON ThroughSunday, October 15, 2017, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of7,793deer, compared to7,738for the same period in 2016. Harvestto date hasconsisted of69% does and31% males (5340:2453). Top five counties were Jefferson (219), Fulton (201), Pike (201), Franklin (169), and Jackson (156).

Below is the county-by-county breakdown:

County20162017
Adams181124
Alexander1518
Bond4451
Boone1814
Brown10875
Bureau9190
Calhoun7955
Carroll114107
Cass8376
Champaign7355
Christian7167
Clark95101
Clay7653
Clinton3169
Coles76103
Cook1617
Crawford97127
Cumberland4667
DeKalb2533
DeWitt90100
Douglas2040
Dupage05
Edgar4149
Edwards2036
Effingham6466
Fayette92109
Ford1112
Franklin146169
Fulton210201
Gallatin1323
Greene8889
Grundy4740
Hamilton7871
Hancock9178
Hardin3737
Henderson2222
Henry8079
Iroquois5057
Jackson132156
Jasper6075
Jefferson193219
Jersey6654
JoDaviess161107
Johnson8989
Kane3642
Kankakee4349
Kendall2320
Knox128139
Lake3335
LaSalle12792
Lawrence4956
Lee6472
Livingston3245
Logan3741
Macon6379
Macoupin109131
Madison128111
Marion116153
Marshall5351
Mason4047
Massac2930
McDonough7446
McHenry9258
McLean68101
Menard3955
Mercer6377
Monroe4054
Montgomery9591
Morgan7072
Moultrie5157
Ogle123105
Peoria152128
Perry108104
Piatt1932
Pike276201
Pope5290
Pulaski2619
Putnam4525
Randolph153146
Richland3952
Rock Island131104
Saline5072
Sangamon110116
Schuyler10195
Scott1718
Shelby114118
St. Clair9288
Stark2114
Stephenson7670
Tazewell7983
Union9991
Vermilion139144
Wabash2327
Warren4027
Washington5370
Wayne96128
White4240
Whiteside9386
Will132119
Williamson150150
Winnebago6567
Woodford8075
Total77387793


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