Hunters harvested 3,863 deer during the 2018 muzzleloader-only season, which took place this past weekend. The harvest tally was up slightly from the 3,765 taken in 2017. According to the Illinois DNR, harvest sex ratios were 56 percent does and 44 percent bucks…
A preliminary total of 80,896 deer were taken by hunters during the seven-day Illinois firearms season compared to 80,117 in 2017.
Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 58,836, up from 51,450 in 2017.
Harvest at 13,068 deer. At the same point in 2017, the harvest stood at 10,912.
More than 5,000 hunters/trappers applied for bobcat permits, and 1,000 permits will be issued.
55 EHD-reported cases from 17 counties so far in 2018.
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DNR implements non-toxic shot policies.
Public CWD meetings will include southern Illinois counties after disease appears in southeast Missouri
Just like last year in the days leading up to the Oct. 1 bowhunting opener, the Illinois DNR has scheduled a series of public meetings to provide information about CWD, its effect on future deer populations, and the state's efforts to control the disease.
Fishing/outdoors icon lauds effort to get kids into the outdoors.
The DNR estimates the new restriction will reduce doe harvest by 25 to 30 percent.
More than a third of those refuges are on lands in the Great Lakes region.
Federal grand jury indicts five Illinois men on charges of illegal waterfowl hunting in Fulton County
The five-count indictment includes charges of conspiracy and violating the Lacey Act, both felonies, which, if convicted, are punishable by up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.
Illinois youths harvested 664 turkeys, down from last year's opening weekend total of 776.
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