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A scene earlier in the deer season in Illinois.
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Deer harvest keeps ahead of 2017: Illinois archery update

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Illinois bowhunters stay ahead of the deer-harvest pace of the same time last year.

Signs of the rut built with 61 percent of the deer harvested last week being male.

TheIllinois Department of Natural Resources has added an interesting update the last couple weeks with a breakdown of what type of archery equipment is being used by successful hunters. So far, crossbows are accounting for 39 percent of the harvest, while compound bows account for 60.

Here is the update from the IDNR:

Here’s an update on the Illinois Archery Deer Season from the IDNR Division of Wildlife Resources. ARCHERY DEER SEASON ThroughSunday, November 4, 2018, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of26,530deer, compared to25,848for the same period in 2017. Harvest for the past week was 8,048, peaking on Saturday with 2,665 deer, and slowing with the widespread rain and wind on Sunday. Harvestto date hasconsisted of55% does and45% males (14667:11863), but males comprised 61% of the harvest during the past seven days. 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 season harvest through November 4 were Pike(890), Fulton (701), Adams (649), JoDaviess (591), and Jefferson (564). County results are included in the attached table.

Preliminary Illinois archery deer harvest through 11/4   
    
County20172018 
Adams530649 
Alexander6175 
Bond168195 
Boone6881 
Brown393433 
Bureau319331 
Calhoun261319 
Carroll329317 
Cass268286 
Champaign184159 
Christian250255 
Clark299312 
Clay207225 
Clinton205219 
Coles304304 
Cook5157 
Crawford375387 
Cumberland207202 
DeKalb8686 
DeWitt255256 
Douglas9983 
Dupage1110 
Edgar175184 
Edwards8371 
Effingham204216 
Fayette347400 
Ford2426 
Franklin415415 
Fulton730701 
Gallatin10067 
Greene364361 
Grundy136160 
Hamilton213238 
Hancock352386 
Hardin133136 
Henderson102107 
Henry257252 
Iroquois161183 
Jackson451421 
Jasper237297 
Jefferson576564 
Jersey221248 
JoDaviess561591 
Johnson235253 
Kane141136 
Kankakee133153 
Kendall7877 
Knox434435 
Lake126137 
LaSalle341364 
Lawrence184168 
Lee214226 
Livingston119134 
Logan142152 
Macon225193 
Macoupin493484 
Madison362400 
Marion406368 
Marshall151164 
Mason173171 
Massac9780 
McDonough229263 
McHenry239272 
McLean253253 
Menard174172 
Mercer264260 
Monroe172144 
Montgomery263330 
Morgan265283 
Moultrie166146 
Ogle314329 
Peoria459438 
Perry305321 
Piatt8282 
Pike840890 
Pope281289 
Pulaski7177 
Putnam91115 
Randolph464414 
Richland169153 
Rock Island375354 
Saline210198 
Sangamon360380 
Schuyler438433 
Scott105100 
Shelby357401 
St. Clair292306 
Stark6967 
Stephenson271273 
Tazewell272309 
Union282313 
Vermilion406402 
Wabash9170 
Warren117133 
Washington234206 
Wayne369289 
White146132 
Whiteside273262 
Will316375 
Williamson438422 
Winnebago250256 
Woodford250258 
Total2584826530 
    
   


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