More than 51,000 deer harvested over first weekend of Illinois gun season
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 51,365 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season Nov. 17-19. Hunters took 54,452 deer during the first firearms weekend in 2016.
Illinois’ seven-day gun season will conclude Nov. 30 through Dec. 3.
Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead include:
- Muzzleloader-only deer season on Dec. 8-10,
- Late-winter antlerless-only and CWD deer seasons (first segment) in select counties only Dec. 28-31.
- Late-winter antlerless-only and CWD deer seasons (second segment) in select counties only Jan. 12-14, 2018.
- Archery deer season continues through Jan. 14, 2018 (archery is closed Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in counties open for gun season).
For details on deer hunting, open counties, and other information, click here.