Overall deer harvest drops significantly in Illinois

Silhouette Of A 8 Point White Tailed Deer Buck Standing In A Cornfield

DNR finally released harvest figures for the 2021-22 Illinois deer season and, as expected, the numbers were down.

A total of 147,004 deer were taken, down significantly from the 162,752 harvested in 2020-2021.

Bowhunters took 67,637 deer during the archery season, a surprise after the record 75,106 taken during the 2020-21 archery season.

Look for a full report on the deer season in the March 11 issue of Illinois Outdoor News.

Categories: Bloggers on Hunting, Illinois – Ralph Loos, Whitetail Deer

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