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Deer harvest in archery stays ahead of last season: Illinois deer hunting

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Bowhunters in Illinois are continuing with a harvest ahead of last season at the same time. Interesting note on the drop in male harvest in recent days.

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

Here is an update on the Illinois Archery Deer Season from the IDNR Division of Wildlife Resources. A reminder that the Illinois Firearm Deer Season resumes Nov. 29-Dec. 2, and archery hunting is closed on those dates in counties open to firearm deer hunting. ARCHERY DEER SEASON ThroughMonday, November 26, 2018, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of51,025deer, compared to50,738for the same period in 2017. Harvest for the last seven days was 2,918, with 611 deer taken on Saturday and 403 taken on Sunday. Harvestto date hasconsisted of46% does and54% males (23291:27734). Male harvest dropped significantly during the past seven days compared to the previous few weeks, comprising 57% of the weekly harvest. Sixty percent of the harvest has been taken using compound bows; 39% by crossbows; and 1% by traditional bows (longbows and recurves). The top five counties for archery harvest as of November 26 were Pike(1,729), Fulton (1,314), Jefferson (1,206), Adams (1,186), and JoDaviess (989). County results are included in the attached table.

Preliminary Illinois archery deer harvest through 11-26  
   
County20172018
Adams11241186
Alexander142163
Bond318347
Boone110115
Brown759787
Bureau596582
Calhoun579603
Carroll510494
Cass515537
Champaign313291
Christian417457
Clark725734
Clay461478
Clinton361407
Coles582585
Cook8999
Crawford790768
Cumberland413425
DeKalb130136
DeWitt407433
Douglas165158
Dupage3018
Edgar371393
Edwards195193
Effingham377413
Fayette679769
Ford4344
Franklin837874
Fulton14301314
Gallatin227204
Greene694678
Grundy269270
Hamilton569579
Hancock724736
Hardin382374
Henderson224210
Henry419428
Iroquois293315
Jackson966919
Jasper496568
Jefferson11931206
Jersey435462
JoDaviess943989
Johnson588573
Kane238249
Kankakee223271
Kendall147136
Knox801777
Lake257237
LaSalle589637
Lawrence435372
Lee348362
Livingston200199
Logan253268
Macon397361
Macoupin938885
Madison710756
Marion869794
Marshall279285
Mason308320
Massac269262
McDonough479501
McHenry426464
McLean439447
Menard344315
Mercer460468
Monroe365344
Montgomery559633
Morgan523501
Moultrie305288
Ogle536546
Peoria776707
Perry699682
Piatt147145
Pike17861729
Pope742776
Pulaski190179
Putnam189215
Randolph945931
Richland367354
Rock Island625601
Saline441463
Sangamon658717
Schuyler925870
Scott218203
Shelby660716
St. Clair532563
Stark105109
Stephenson437424
Tazewell460531
Union642700
Vermilion691731
Wabash172154
Warren243236
Washington457451
Wayne796675
White430357
Whiteside411402
Will559618
Williamson980925
Winnebago405406
Woodford463463
Total5073851025

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