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Deer harvest by Illinois bowhunters stays well ahead of pace in 2018-19

Illinois bowhunters continue to harvest deer faster than they did in 2018-19 season.

File photo of a mounted deer head against the sky. 
File photo of a mounted deer head against the sky. 
Dale Bowman

Deer harvest by Illinois bowhunters continues to run well ahead of the 2018-19 season.

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

Here’s an update on the Illinois archery deer harvest from the IDNR Division of Wildlife Resources:

ARCHERY DEER SEASON

Through Sunday , October 20, 2019, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 13,948 deer, compared to 11,351 for the same period in 2018.

Harvest to date has consisted of 67% does and 33% males (9344:4604).

The top five counties for archery deer harvest through October 20, 2019 were Jefferson (393), Fulton (392), Pike (359), Williamson (292), and Macoupin (288).

County results are [below]

County 2018 2019
Adams 237 280
Alexander 28 51
Bond 81 90
Boone 34 25
Brown 171 164
Bureau 140 168
Calhoun 119 153
Carroll 148 158
Cass 136 123
Champaign 62 70
Christian 103 140
Clark 111 159
Clay 91 148
Clinton 101 143
Coles 150 169
Cook 19 25
Crawford 174 199
Cumberland 83 113
DeKalb 40 44
DeWitt 136 147
Douglas 28 30
Dupage 2 7
Edgar 78 87
Edwards 20 39
Effingham 98 124
Fayette 170 192
Ford 14 13
Franklin 194 272
Fulton 303 392
Gallatin 22 34
Greene 148 180
Grundy 76 83
Hamilton 92 125
Hancock 151 167
Hardin 51 62
Henderson 48 47
Henry 94 122
Iroquois 78 95
Jackson 177 235
Jasper 129 170
Jefferson 265 393
Jersey 99 145
JoDaviess 224 254
Johnson 79 134
Kane 67 59
Kankakee 65 60
Kendall 34 44
Knox 203 254
Lake 55 42
LaSalle 173 165
Lawrence 65 109
Lee 91 112
Livingston 68 72
Logan 68 106
Macon 49 66
Macoupin 219 288
Madison 204 213
Marion 179 229
Marshall 81 9
Mason 68 99
Massac 28 46
McDonough 108 123
McHenry 112 121
McLean 124 133
Menard 81 99
Mercer 135 127
Monroe 62 108
Montgomery 152 194
Morgan 116 143
Moultrie 51 73
Ogle 132 173
Peoria 204 262
Perry 144 212
Piatt 37 35
Pike 356 359
Pope 91 123
Pulaski 29 54
Putnam 53 67
Randolph 171 246
Richland 61 73
Rock Island 170 166
Saline 79 108
Sangamon 189 193
Schuyler 150 206
Scott 38 49
Shelby 200 249
St. Clair 138 168
Stark 36 26
Stephenson 114 129
Tazewell 148 179
Union 127 180
Vermilion 180 209
Wabash 27 43
Warren 50 49
Washington 82 117
Wayne 135 190
White 40 95
Whiteside 116 106
Will 186 149
Williamson 162 292
Winnebago 111 103
Woodford 133 185
Total 11351 13948