Second shotgun deer season yields bump in harvest

Hunters took 28,803 deer this past weekend during the second firearms season, up from the 24,745 harvested during the second season in 2014. The number puts the total 2015 shotgun harvest at 86,771, a sizable increase from the 76,575 harvested last year.

The statewide muzzleloader season will be held this weekend (Dec. 11-13).

Read more about the 2015 deer harvest in the Dec. 25 issue of Illinois Outdoor News.
Categories: Bloggers on Hunting, Hunting News, IllBlogs, Illinois – Ralph Loos, Whitetail Deer

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