Illinois archery deer harvest stays up: Pattern remains the same

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Deer stand n central Illinois last fall during the rut.
Dale Bowman/Sun-Times

Illinois bowhunters continue a harvest pace well ahead of last season.

Here is the latest from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (an editorial note, as always, the link below for current harvest is only for this season,).

ARCHERY DEER SEASON ThroughSunday, December 17, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of53,731deer, compared to48,924for the same period in 2016. Total harvestto date hasconsisted of45% does and55% males (23942:29789). During the past week, does made up 57% of the harvest. Top five counties for the 2017-18 season through Dec. 17: Pike(1880),Fulton(1493), Jefferson (1257),Adams (1171),andWilliamson(1063). County results are included in the attached table. 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

Here is the county-by-county comparison to last year:

County20162017
Adams11151171
Alexander141156
Bond318327
Boone110119
Brown771797
Bureau583621
Calhoun552610
Carroll502529
Cass486544
Champaign270330
Christian391446
Clark707763
Clay486486
Clinton305377
Coles477603
Cook86105
Crawford739845
Cumberland341428
DeKalb158142
DeWitt383441
Douglas128174
Dupage2234
Edgar345386
Edwards188207
Effingham395398
Fayette621707
Ford4147
Franklin846898
Fulton13461493
Gallatin225245
Greene581735
Grundy260289
Hamilton598611
Hancock670740
Hardin359400
Henderson234234
Henry392437
Iroquois312314
Jackson8971036
Jasper461527
Jefferson11371257
Jersey432450
JoDaviess919979
Johnson578633
Kane206264
Kankakee251240
Kendall148158
Knox788850
Lake210297
LaSalle645617
Lawrence427459
Lee375365
Livingston179203
Logan231267
Macon373428
Macoupin798983
Madison677751
Marion818928
Marshall317291
Mason281344
Massac299300
McDonough472504
McHenry446466
McLean418468
Menard300357
Mercer397481
Monroe323378
Montgomery548603
Morgan473540
Moultrie230329
Ogle647555
Peoria738818
Perry729744
Piatt118158
Pike18541880
Pope763779
Pulaski202206
Putnam218195
Randolph918991
Richland355399
Rock Island594664
Saline405491
Sangamon601699
Schuyler801954
Scott184223
Shelby604691
St. Clair483571
Stark103108
Stephenson439456
Tazewell431491
Union675700
Vermilion690734
Wabash179191
Warren236249
Washington431483
Wayne752855
White453470
Whiteside439437
Will600624
Williamson8861063
Winnebago422424
Woodford436486
Total4892453731


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