Overall deer harvest drops significantly in Illinois
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.