Preliminary Illinois firearms deer harvest totals crack 80,000 mark

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Hunters harvested a preliminary total of 80,021 deer during the seven-day Illinois firearms deer season that concluded Sunday, Dec. 3.

The 2017 preliminary harvest total compares to the final total of 79,559 deer harvested during the firearms season in 2016.

The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearms season, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, was 28,656, compared with 24,977 during the second season in 2016.  The preliminary harvest for the first segment of the firearms season, Nov. 17-19, was 51,365 deer.

Deer hunting opportunities still remain in Illinois:

  • The Illinois muzzleloader-only season is this weekend, Dec. 8-10.
  • The late-winter antlerless-only season and CWD deer season first segments (in designated counties only) will be Dec. 28-31.
  • The second segments of the late-winter antlerless-only and CWD deer seasons (in designated counties only) will be Jan. 12-14, 2018.
  • Archery deer season continues through Jan. 14, 2018.

Following is a table of preliminary firearms deer season harvest totals for 2017 by county, and comparable totals for 2016:

County

2017 1st Season

2017 2nd Season

2017 Total

2016 Total

ADAMS

1408

771

2179

2362

ALEXANDER

291

197

488

424

BOND

441

217

658

579

BOONE

82

47

129

121

BROWN

663

355

1018

967

BUREAU

632

373

1005

1001

CALHOUN

505

308

813

793

CARROLL

425

260

685

750

CASS

429

223

652

684

CHAMPAIGN

133

66

199

227

CHRISTIAN

360

191

551

608

CLARK

775

370

1145

998

CLAY

760

352

1112

1091

CLINTON

495

199

694

627

COLES

382

210

592

550

CRAWFORD

673

343

1016

949

CUMBERLAND

478

297

775

708

DEKALB

67

40

107

139

DEWITT

180

136

316

356

DOUGLAS

96

36

132

138

EDGAR

365

197

562

566

EDWARDS

273

142

415

412

EFFINGHAM

580

292

872

807

FAYETTE

1008

536

1544

1501

FORD

64

48

112

124

FRANKLIN

854

496

1350

1297

FULTON

1270

727

1997

2013

GALLATIN

282

166

448

470

GREENE

641

418

1059

1055

GRUNDY

157

124

281

296

HAMILTON

779

396

1175

1167

HANCOCK

1082

737

1819

1639

HARDIN

646

317

963

890

HENDERSON

319

175

494

522

HENRY

356

178

534

592

IROQUOIS

297

220

517

518

JACKSON

1487

816

2303

2247

JASPER

663

321

984

973

JEFFERSON

1328

755

2083

1878

JERSEY

410

231

641

674

JODAVIESS

1155

704

1859

1859

JOHNSON

1091

496

1587

1640

KANE

19

10

29

29

KANKAKEE

118

75

193

186

KENDALL

52

30

82

98

KNOX

697

448

1145

1200

LAKE

3

0

3

4

LASALLE

431

260

691

745

LAWRENCE

394

219

613

584

LEE

328

212

540

510

LIVINGSTON

246

133

379

400

LOGAN

206

119

325

357

MACON

150

89

239

251

MACOUPIN

945

541

1486

1404

MADISON

493

240

733

621

MARION

1081

489

1570

1452

MARSHALL

424

177

601

553

MASON

231

148

379

439

MASSAC

282

242

524

587

MCDONOUGH

525

305

830

849

MCHENRY

151

149

300

266

MCLEAN

324

167

491

516

MENARD

226

141

367

368

MERCER

518

315

833

866

MONROE

661

280

941

923

MONTGOMERY

509

281

790

775

MORGAN

452

262

714

774

MOULTRIE

138

65

203

201

OGLE

443

367

810

793

PEORIA

524

339

863

971

PERRY

815

458

1273

1210

PIATT

69

32

101

111

PIKE

1187

803

1990

2131

POPE

1092

410

1502

1432

PULASKI

221

119

340

414

PUTNAM

232

110

342

335

RANDOLPH

1603

802

2405

2290

RICHLAND

481

251

732

725

ROCKISLAND

455

264

719

784

SALINE

618

355

973

904

SANGAMON

391

237

628

589

SCHUYLER

871

441

1312

1293

SCOTT

196

119

315

385

SHELBY

733

336

1069

1087

STARK

135

64

199

194

STCLAIR

477

211

688

662

STEPHENSON

417

295

712

843

TAZEWELL

333

179

512

519

UNION

977

553

1530

1573

VERMILION

330

214

544

582

WABASH

123

82

205

209

WARREN

328

220

548

562

WASHINGTON

695

325

1020

949

WAYNE

977

567

1544

1576

WHITE

497

247

744

831

WHITESIDE

393

221

614

576

WILL

153

85

238

233

WILLIAMSON

1048

727

1775

1684

WINNEBAGO

161

143

304

346

WOODFORD

404

200

604

596

TOTAL

51365

28656

80021

79559

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