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Hunters Harvested 50,173 Deer During Opening Weekend of Illinois Firearm Season

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 50,173 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season on Nov. 22-24. Hunters took 58,836 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2018.

Illinois’ seven-day Firearm Deer Season will conclude Dec. 5-8.

Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead include:

• Muzzleloader-Only Deer Season on Dec. 13-15;
• Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and CWD Deer Seasons (in select counties only) on Dec. 26-29, 2019 and Jan. 17-19, 2020;
• Archery Deer Season continues through Jan. 19, 2020 (archery deer hunting is closed Dec. 5-8 in counties open for Firearm Deer Season)

For more details on deer hunting, open counties, and other information, check the IDNR website at https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/DeerHunting.aspx.

A table of preliminary Illinois firearm deer harvest totals by county for the first weekend of the 2019 season, and comparable totals for 2018, is below.

County
2018
2019

ADAMS
1647
1437

ALEXANDER
353
311

BOND
583
500

BOONE
110
71

BROWN
757
604

BUREAU
749
622

CALHOUN
618
494

CARROLL
511
432

CASS
489
380

CHAMPAIGN
152
133

CHRISTIAN
475
372

CLARK
873
694

CLAY
932
774

CLINTON
591
453

COLES
492
417

CRAWFORD
834
562

CUMBERLAND
563
511

DEKALB
87
80

DEWITT
244
206

DOUGLAS
115
88

EDGAR
413
346

EDWARDS
290
219

EFFINGHAM
773
597

FAYETTE
1193
1004

FORD
75
73

FRANKLIN
961
853

FULTON
1329
1243

GALLATIN
286
249

GREENE
700
632

GRUNDY
187
194

HAMILTON
836
717

HANCOCK
1132
1032

HARDIN
690
602

HENDERSON
315
264

HENRY
346
254

IROQUOIS
342
339

JACKSON
1717
1422

JASPER
778
667

JEFFERSON
1334
1251

JERSEY
474
401

JODAVIESS
1312
1005

JOHNSON
1205
1026

KANE
19
18

KANKAKEE
144
132

KENDALL
60
53

KNOX
862
704

LAKE
0
5

LASALLE
555
469

LAWRENCE
468
348

LEE
380
311

LIVINGSTON
325
275

LOGAN
281
251

MACON
152
149

MACOUPIN
1300
1025

MADISON
618
442

MARION
1234
995

MARSHALL
460
402

MASON
309
235

MASSAC
286
261

MCDONOUGH
607
461

MCHENRY
199
170

MCLEAN
405
347

MENARD
269
236

MERCER
618
521

MONROE
828
699

MONTGOMERY
613
540

MORGAN
518
401

MOULTRIE
179
156

OGLE
569
436

PEORIA
589
571

PERRY
1000
882

PIATT
85
83

PIKE
1361
1174

POPE
1176
1064

PULASKI
207
209

PUTNAM
254
250

RANDOLPH
1637
1553

RICHLAND
525
431

ROCK ISLAND
560
415

SALINE
666
602

SANGAMON
419
329

SCHUYLER
1005
800

SCOTT
214
197

SHELBY
837
757

STARK
132
94

ST. CLAIR
552
478

STEPHENSON
459
365

TAZEWELL
352
339

UNION
981
913

VERMILION
335
323

WABASH
149
105

WARREN
347
303

WASHINGTON
737
640

WAYNE
1022
943

WHITE
527
456

WHITESIDE
466
373

WILL
209
160

WILLIAMSON
1256
1220

WINNEBAGO
267
173

WOODFORD
389
398

Total
58836
50173