Illinois turkey hunters continue on a pace for a very good season.

Here is the latest harvest update from forest wildlife manager Paul Shelton, as forwarded by Illinois Department of Natural Resources communications director Chris Young:

Everyone,

Here is an update on the spring turkey hunting season from Paul Shelton.

South Zone:

Through four seasons, South Zone turkey hunters have harvested 5,006 turkeys, compared to 4,732 during the same period in 2014. Twenty-two counties experienced increased harvest. Ten decreased and two remained the same. The top five counties are Jefferson (318), Pope (306), Marion (255), Union (240), and Randolph (225).

North Zone:

Through three seasons, North Zone turkey hunters have harvested 5,933 turkeys, compared to 4,952 during the same period in 2014. Forty-seven counties increased, 12 decreased, and seven remained the same. The top five counties are JoDaviess (449), Adams (284), Fulton (275), Pike (254), and Brown (240). Most significant harvest increases occurred in west-central Illinois.

An Excel spreadsheet is attached.

Paul Shelton, Manager

Forest Wildlife Program

IDNR

Here is the spreadsheet, if I can get it to fit the space with all the seasons:

North Zone preliminary harvest through 3 seasons 

2015 Season
County 1 2 3 2015 Total 2014 Total
Adams 108 111 65 284 221
Boone 12 18 9 39 36
Brown 116 73 51 240 141
Bureau 40 43 22 105 82
Calhoun 66 55 42 163 155
Carroll 57 52 28 137 163
Cass 73 67 48 188 126
Champaign 5 8 4 17 7
Christian 15 15 6 36 31
Clark 44 34 31 109 81
Coles 12 3 4 19 22
Cumberland 17 14 12 43 28
DeKalb 3 3 4 10 10
DeWitt 13 13 10 36 25
Douglas 2 1 0 3 3
Edgar 22 20 13 55 50
Ford 1 3 2 6 8
Fulton 115 100 60 275 232
Greene 42 54 32 128 112
Grundy 14 14 8 36 19
Hancock 70 73 49 192 177
Henderson 40 40 23 103 95
Henry 16 28 16 60 52
Iroquois 11 16 7 34 24
Jersey 60 55 28 143 101
JoDaviess 187 151 111 449 442
Kane 0 0 0 0 0
Kankakee 11 4 5 20 21
Kendall 2 8 4 14 15
Knox 72 47 38 157 117
Lake 1 1 1 3 0
LaSalle 33 16 22 71 73
Lee 27 21 18 66 41
Livingston 4 3 4 11 9
Logan 6 11 8 25 20
Macon 7 6 4 17 12
Macoupin 97 79 49 225 195
Marshall 18 14 9 41 31
Mason 50 32 25 107 93
McDonough 35 34 27 96 60
McHenry 15 7 15 37 36
McLean 10 12 6 28 28
Menard 33 24 18 75 41
Mercer 46 35 25 106 116
Montgomery 41 34 34 109 110
Morgan 72 49 44 165 104
Moultrie 6 6 1 13 13
Ogle 33 40 31 104 81
Peoria 35 43 32 110 82
Piatt 0 2 3 5 5
Pike 92 100 62 254 219
Putnam 14 10 8 32 27
Rock Island 42 43 36 121 114
Sangamon 23 23 18 64 51
Schuyler 87 90 52 229 139
Scott 18 33 10 61 49
Shelby 27 20 13 60 47
Stark 0 1 1 2 2
Stephenson 60 53 47 160 119
Tazewell 15 17 15 47 44
Vermilion 34 19 23 76 83
Warren 15 16 10 41 47
Whiteside 37 33 21 91 109
Will 12 13 10 35 22
Winnebago 37 41 27 105 88
Woodford 15 14 11 40 46
Total 2343 2118 1472 5933 4952

South Zone preliminary harvest through 4 seasons

2015 SEASON
County 1 2 3 4 2015 Total 2014 Total
Alexander 41 26 36 23 126 115
Bond 30 38 34 27 129 107
Clay 32 45 26 23 126 155
Clinton 26 21 15 17 79 63
Crawford 32 29 30 19 110 103
Edwards 25 21 21 15 82 83
Effingham 26 20 12 22 80 59
Fayette 54 49 45 25 173 152
Franklin 37 40 32 31 140 116
Gallatin 32 26 16 23 97 97
Hamilton 43 38 33 39 153 161
Hardin 44 36 27 31 138 115
Jackson 72 51 52 44 219 258
Jasper 32 31 24 21 108 62
Jefferson 92 82 72 72 318 289
Johnson 63 64 26 50 203 190
Lawrence 32 25 23 19 99 90
Madison 60 60 57 26 203 178
Marion 90 70 45 50 255 214
Massac 21 29 23 14 87 64
Monroe 47 31 23 25 126 128
Perry 48 54 37 35 174 166
Pope 107 70 68 61 306 295
Pulaski 22 15 17 16 70 94
Randolph 63 64 47 51 225 227
Richland 25 24 16 18 83 83
Saline 27 31 20 28 106 86
St. Clair 35 22 18 18 93 77
Union 78 58 51 53 240 232
Wabash 7 7 7 19 40 37
Washington 32 28 19 28 107 110
Wayne 63 53 49 57 222 220
White 25 21 24 18 88 96
Williamson 63 54 40 44 201 210
Total 1526 1333 1085 1062 5006 4732