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Illinois deer: Bowhunting update

Through Monday, Illinois bowhunters reported 62,801 deer, compared to last year’s total of 63,620 at the same time, according to Paul Shelton, forest wildlife program manager.

The deer season for bowhunters in Illinois runs through Sunday, Jan. 17.

Here’s the update from Shelton:

Preliminary archery deer harvest through Monday, January 11 stands at 62801, compared to last year’s total of 63620 at the same time. Top five counties are Pike (3472), Fulton (1766), Jefferson (1471), Adams (1379), and Peoria (1274). Current sex ratios in the harvest are 50.3% female to 49.7% male.