Illinois archery deer harvest up by 4469: Leads overall deer harvest spike January 22, 2018

Illinois Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 147,535 deer during all 2017-18 archery and firearm seasons, which concluded on Jan. 14. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 144,303 deer in 2016-17.  During the 2017-18 deer seasons, hunters took 44 percent does and 56 percent males..,

Deer harvest up and down in region December 16, 2017 Illinois, Jacksonville Journal-Courier
... Most west-central Illinois counties saw an increase in the number of deer harvested during firearm season ... Scott County ... saw a decrease, going dropping more than 18 percent from last year’s harvest... decreased numbers from last season were Pike County ... and Cass County ..,

Hunters harvest more than 80K deer during firearm season December 7, 2017 Illinois, 13 Your News Leader
... the preliminary total for the seven-day season that ended Sunday was 80,021 deer. Last year hunters harvested 79,559 deer..,

Deer Numbers Slightly Down November 30, 2017 Illinois,
... Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 51,365 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season on Nov. 17-19. We are a little down on the numbers this year as hunters took 54,452 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2016..,

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