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A scene earlier in the deer season in Illinois.
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Illinois bowhunters stay ahead of pace during last season: Deer harvest update

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Illinois deer hunters continue to stay ahead of the pace last season in the archery season.

On an interesting side note, the harvest by compound bows continues about where it has been all season at 60 percent.

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

Here is an update on the 2018-19 Illinois Archery Deer Season from the IDNR Division of Wildlife Resources. A reminder that the season continues through Jan. 20. ARCHERY DEER SEASON ThroughTuesday, January 1, 2019, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of57,237deer, compared to55,599for the same period inthe2017-18season. Harvestto date hasconsisted of47% does and53% males (27024:30213). During the past twoweeks, antlerless deer have comprised 75% of the 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 deer harvest as of January 1 were Pike(1,958), Fulton (1,479), Jefferson (1,369), Adams (1,316), and Williamson (1,073). County results are included in the attached table.

Preliminary Illinois archery deer harvest through January 1  
   
County20172018
Adams12181316
Alexander171179
Bond334381
Boone123122
Brown824872
Bureau635639
Calhoun636716
Carroll538531
Cass559603
Champaign337336
Christian457495
Clark785819
Clay505535
Clinton382442
Coles629655
Cook107127
Crawford870842
Cumberland440461
DeKalb144150
DeWitt460514
Douglas179171
Dupage3523
Edgar401434
Edwards216225
Effingham410459
Fayette726841
Ford4946
Franklin9431005
Fulton15581479
Gallatin260232
Greene763771
Grundy296306
Hamilton638658
Hancock751802
Hardin423400
Henderson247233
Henry453478
Iroquois329356
Jackson10791048
Jasper549628
Jefferson13101369
Jersey465510
JoDaviess9891051
Johnson650623
Kane279296
Kankakee245301
Kendall164151
Knox873872
Lake309288
LaSalle634702
Lawrence468425
Lee373389
Livingston206214
Logan280318
Macon444430
Macoupin1006957
Madison773852
Marion961913
Marshall297312
Mason357369
Massac310297
McDonough524559
McHenry486539
McLean483500
Menard368358
Mercer495509
Monroe392366
Montgomery618705
Morgan554552
Moultrie342339
Ogle566597
Peoria845780
Perry777806
Piatt165165
Pike19561958
Pope796826
Pulaski220207
Putnam203241
Randolph10421044
Richland413409
Rock Island679679
Saline514528
Sangamon735823
Schuyler978955
Scott229241
Shelby720795
St. Clair592638
Stark110116
Stephenson463446
Tazewell510585
Union739802
Vermilion764819
Wabash198174
Warren256253
Washington497508
Wayne877800
White500433
Whiteside448455
Will650712
Williamson11031073
Winnebago435438
Woodford505535
Total5559957237
   
  


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