Deer harvest during archery season stays up: Illinois deer hunting

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Provided by Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Harvest of deer by Illinois bowhunters this season, which ends Saturday, remains well ahead of the 2016-17 season.

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

Here’s an update on the Illinois Archery Deer Season from the IDNR Division of Wildlife Resources. A reminder: The 2017-18 archery season closes this comingSunday, Jan. 14. ARCHERY DEER SEASON ThroughMonday, January 8, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of56,648deer, compared to52,263for the same period in 2016. Total harvestto date hasconsisted of45% does and55% males (25657:30991). During the past 7 days, harvest sex ratios have been 59% female and 41% male. The top five counties for preliminary archery harvest werePike(1989),Fulton(1584), Jefferson (1337),Adams (1243),andWilliamson(1134). 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 athttp://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/IDNRHarvestQuery.aspx

Here is the county-by-county breakdown through Monday, Jan. 8.

County20162017
Adams11821243
Alexander157188
Bond328337
Boone114124
Brown806837
Bureau621644
Calhoun611646
Carroll533546
Cass524574
Champaign287353
Christian414464
Clark755793
Clay513511
Clinton314384
Coles513634
Cook102111
Crawford768878
Cumberland351446
DeKalb176146
DeWitt417474
Douglas134182
Dupage2936
Edgar365407
Edwards205218
Effingham410415
Fayette649737
Ford4249
Franklin937969
Fulton14641584
Gallatin249272
Greene626784
Grundy283300
Hamilton620648
Hancock706766
Hardin383431
Henderson249251
Henry425462
Iroquois337335
Jackson9641101
Jasper484558
Jefferson12021337
Jersey457468
JoDaviess9631008
Johnson614666
Kane246285
Kankakee274253
Kendall161169
Knox835890
Lake260313
LaSalle682644
Lawrence465475
Lee402383
Livingston185207
Logan242287
Macon399453
Macoupin8361016
Madison707784
Marion866971
Marshall331301
Mason301362
Massac316324
McDonough497532
McHenry507496
McLean449488
Menard315379
Mercer410501
Monroe340394
Montgomery572624
Morgan506558
Moultrie248347
Ogle678580
Peoria798865
Perry791800
Piatt125169
Pike19951989
Pope801812
Pulaski217224
Putnam233210
Randolph9761063
Richland374419
Rock Island634685
Saline438525
Sangamon648750
Schuyler835995
Scott195233
Shelby634726
St. Clair511601
Stark109111
Stephenson468469
Tazewell465519
Union737762
Vermilion735773
Wabash193202
Warren241260
Washington458504
Wayne811895
White492522
Whiteside475462
Will690671
Williamson9571134
Winnebago447448
Woodford467517
Total5226356648


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