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Illinois deer harvest: Bowhunters stay ahead of pace from last season

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Illinois bowhunters continue–right up until the final days–to keep the pace of deer harvest in archery season ahead of that in the 2017-18.

Also of interest is that 40 percent of the harvest so far has been by crossbows, which is about where it has been all season.

Here are the details from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources:

Here is an update on the Illinois Archery Deer Season harvest from the IDNR Division of Wildlife Resources. A reminder that the 2018-19 archery season closes next Sunday, Jan. 20. ARCHERY DEER SEASON ThroughSunday, January 13, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of59,545deer, compared to57,455for the same period inthe2017-2018 season. Harvestto date hasconsisted of48% does and52% males (28480:31065). Since the close of the regular firearm deer season in early December, antlerless deer have comprised 73% of the harvest. Fifty-nine percent of the harvest has been taken using compound bows; 40% by crossbows; and 1% by traditional bows (longbows and recurves). The top five counties for archery deer harvest through January 13 were Pike(2,061), Fulton (1,541), Jefferson (1,447), Adams (1,377), and Williamson (1,135). County results are included in the attached table.

Preliminary Illinois archery deer harvest through 1/13   
    
County20172018 
Adams12631377 
Alexander193187 
Bond339391 
Boone126124 
Brown853909 
Bureau652659 
Calhoun659753 
Carroll552541 
Cass581625 
Champaign356358 
Christian466519 
Clark807855 
Clay516554 
Clinton388467 
Coles636678 
Cook120134 
Crawford887886 
Cumberland446469 
DeKalb147157 
DeWitt482537 
Douglas183179 
Dupage3725 
Edgar413445 
Edwards220235 
Effingham422482 
Fayette742865 
Ford5249 
Franklin9871056 
Fulton16121541 
Gallatin273249 
Greene798815 
Grundy306319 
Hamilton662679 
Hancock774827 
Hardin439421 
Henderson254244 
Henry466488 
Iroquois343368 
Jackson11241104 
Jasper567651 
Jefferson13601447 
Jersey478524 
JoDaviess10201072 
Johnson674645 
Kane290314 
Kankakee256309 
Kendall172159 
Knox899907 
Lake321301 
LaSalle651721 
Lawrence484445 
Lee385397 
Livingston211216 
Logan292332 
Macon455452 
Macoupin1020998 
Madison793884 
Marion978947 
Marshall304322 
Mason365393 
Massac325318 
McDonough537574 
McHenry501553 
McLean492513 
Menard384379 
Mercer506516 
Monroe401379 
Montgomery630724 
Morgan565573 
Moultrie352349 
Ogle586616 
Peoria877819 
Perry819844 
Piatt172174 
Pike20202061 
Pope829841 
Pulaski228223 
Putnam211246 
Randolph10791079 
Richland429424 
Rock Island693700 
Saline535553 
Sangamon762870 
Schuyler1003988 
Scott237248 
Shelby734817 
St. Clair611657 
Stark115120 
Stephenson474454 
Tazewell528606 
Union782837 
Vermilion783856 
Wabash205182 
Warren261260 
Washington507523 
Wayne909826 
White536462 
Whiteside467473 
Will683760 
Williamson11501135 
Winnebago453450 
Woodford533556 
Total5745559545 
    
    
   


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