Illinois deer hunting: Archery harvest update

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Through Sunday, bowhunters harvested a preliminary total of 61,567 deer, just below the comparable 2008 season total of 61,734, according to forest wildlife program manager Paul Shelton.

Top counties were Pike (3408), Fulton (1717), Jefferson (1445), Adams (1355) and Peoria (1253).

Archery deer hunting in Illinois runs through Jan. 17

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