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Illinois Archery Deer and Muzzleloader Deer Season Harvest Updates

Mon, December 11, 2017

MUZZLELOADER DEER SEASON

During the 3-day Muzzleloader Deer Season (Dec. 8-10), Illinois deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 3,700 deer, compared to 3,308 in 2016.  Harvest sex ratios were 55% does and 45% males (2040:1660).  Top five counties were Pike (168), Adams (120), Jefferson (112), Randolph (103), and Fulton (102). A table with county harvest data is below.

ARCHERY DEER SEASON

Through Sunday, Dec. 10, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 52,650 deer, compared to 48,228 for the same period in 2016.  Total harvest to date has consisted of 44% does and 56% males (23322:29328).  During the past 7 days, harvest sex ratios have been 54% female and 46% male. Top five counties were Pike (1852), Fulton (1474), Jefferson (1236), Adams (1155), and Williamson (1040). A table with county harvest data is below.


Preliminary 2017 Muzzleloader Season Harvest compared to 2016 Final Figures
County 2016 2017
Adams 105 120
Alexander 28 31
Bond 14 13
Boone 2 0
Brown 57 78
Bureau 65 54
Calhoun 46 62
Carroll 26 27
Cass 27 43
Champaign 15 29
Christian 26 27
Clark 52 60
Clay 31 47
Clinton 7 21
Coles 19 20
Crawford 27 23
Cumberland 24 18
DeKalb 2 3
DeWitt 15 25
Douglas 7 8
Edgar 19 23
Edwards 17 22
Effingham 26 23
Fayette 43 47
Ford 4 4
Franklin 60 65
Fulton 92 102
Gallatin 22 18
Greene 41 40
Grundy 13 20
Hamilton 39 37
Hancock 76 85
Hardin 44 63
Henderson 25 31
Henry 20 20
Iroquois 32 40
Jackson 68 90
Jasper 29 52
Jefferson 84 112
Jersey 16 20
JoDaviess 84 72
Johnson 46 56
Kane 1 6
Kankakee 14 20
Kendall 5 5
Knox 52 50
LaSalle 34 20
Lawrence 37 36
Lee 33 18
Livingston 16 5
Logan 19 24
Macon 25 21
Macoupin 49 59
Madison 33 24
Marion 51 66
Marshall 26 24
Mason 15 27
Massac 23 18
McDonough 37 39
McHenry 10 13
McLean 25 19
Menard 32 25
Mercer 32 50
Monroe 22 28
Montgomery 19 24
Morgan 22 26
Moultrie 9 10
Ogle 41 20
Peoria 37 42
Perry 40 75
Piatt 6 6
Pike 160 168
Pope 48 77
Pulaski 18 25
Putnam 19 14
Randolph 88 103
Richland 29 18
Rock Island 39 22
Saline 37 57
Sangamon 40 40
Schuyler 50 71
Scott 12 20
Shelby 36 45
Stark 9 9
St. Clair 13 21
Stephenson 17 22
Tazewell 14 25
Union 63 64
Vermilion 46 31
Wabash 19 9
Warren 29 28
Washington 36 35
Wayne 46 65
White 37 40
Whiteside 31 29
Will 31 15
Williamson 45 47
Winnebago 13 13
Woodford 23 36
Totals 3308 3700

Preliminary Illinois archery deer harvest through 12/10/17
County 2016 2017
Adams 1103 1155
Alexander 138 149
Bond 316 325
Boone 108 114
Brown 757 784
Bureau 571 615
Calhoun 546 597
Carroll 494 524
Cass 483 532
Champaign 266 323
Christian 388 429
Clark 698 747
Clay 482 481
Clinton 304 371
Coles 464 595
Cook 78 100
Crawford 733 823
Cumberland 337 422
DeKalb 151 138
DeWitt 378 426
Douglas 124 171
Dupage 20 33
Edgar 341 379
Edwards 187 204
Effingham 389 389
Fayette 618 700
Ford 41 45
Franklin 832 878
Fulton 1338 1474
Gallatin 215 244
Greene 575 715
Grundy 259 282
Hamilton 592 599
Hancock 666 737
Hardin 356 399
Henderson 229 228
Henry 381 425
Iroquois 305 303
Jackson 879 1015
Jasper 455 510
Jefferson 1124 1236
Jersey 426 443
JoDaviess 911 964
Johnson 574 614
Kane 200 259
Kankakee 247 233
Kendall 143 151
Knox 782 832
Lake 198 282
LaSalle 636 605
Lawrence 420 448
Lee 370 359
Livingston 175 201
Logan 229 260
Macon 364 421
Macoupin 790 969
Madison 667 733
Marion 809 909
Marshall 313 283
Mason 276 333
Massac 294 292
McDonough 470 497
McHenry 433 447
McLean 414 456
Menard 299 353
Mercer 394 476
Monroe 322 374
Montgomery 546 584
Morgan 471 534
Moultrie 227 320
Ogle 641 547
Peoria 728 807
Perry 716 723
Piatt 115 154
Pike 1826 1852
Pope 759 773
Pulaski 200 200
Putnam 216 194
Randolph 904 975
Richland 352 385
Rock Island 585 639
Saline 390 475
Sangamon 591 683
Schuyler 795 948
Scott 183 221
Shelby 598 678
St. Clair 471 550
Stark 102 106
Stephenson 435 450
Tazewell 425 484
Union 663 682
Vermilion 681 720
Wabash 176 183
Warren 233 248
Washington 426 474
Wayne 740 835
White 448 458
Whiteside 426 431
Will 575 597
Williamson 863 1040
Winnebago 413 416
Woodford 431 474
Total 48228 52650

Comments

The DNR should sell all the permits possible so my neighbor can kill 5 more does and make his total kill 10 for the year. Amazing the mentality of some hunters. Hope these type of hunters have a good recipe for cooking coyote meat. That’s all that is going to be left to shoot. Think about it.

Posted by starkco on December 12

Deer Harvest

Posted by starkco on December 14

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