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Deer Population and Management

Illinois Deer Population and Management News Archive
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Annual Reported Deer Hunt
1957  1,955 
1958  2,813 
1959  2,727 
1960  2,553 
1961  4,481 
1962  6,457 
1963  6,960 
1964  7,457 
1965  7,845 
1966  7,530 
1967  6,929 
1968  8,581 
1969  8,695 
1970  9,694 
1971  10,947 
1972  11,000 
1973  14,686 
1974  14,278 
1975  17,222 
1976  16,908 
1977  19,041 
1978   20,381 
1979   21,132 
1980   22,288 
1981  22,566 
1982  24,862 
1983   28,666 
1984   32,235 
1985   35,515 
1986  40,413 
1987  49,578 
1988  55,606 
1989  66,143 
1990  81,296 
1991  100,285 
1992  103,203 
1993  115,491 
1994  123,330 
1995  142,233 
1996  132,737 
1997  133,274 
1998  135,336 
1999  136,534 
2000  149,660 
2001  153,066 
2002  159,858 
2003  168,762
2004  190,456 
2005  201,209 
2006  196,241 
2007  199,610 
2008  188,901 
2009  189,634 
2010  182,270 
2011  181,451 
2012  180,811
2013  148,614


Major concern is chronic wasting disease. Harvest Sex Ratio: 50.4% male, 49.6 % female. (37.9 % antelered 62.1% antlerless)

  Summary of 2010-2011 Illinois Deer Season August 14, 2011



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