Deer not always a common sight in Illinois January 7, 2020

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Deer not always a common sight in Illinois January 7, 2020 LaSalle News Tribune
... Aldo Leopold of the Illinois Game Survey ...wrote in 1931 the last instance of deer in Northern Illinois occurred in 1874, although there were still deer kept in pens across the state... by 1940 the nearly non-existent deer population was up to 500 statewide.  Limited hunting was allowed again in 1957 after the deer population was properly recovered at a reported 3,100 known...

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