Heartland Outdoors

Preliminary Youth Firearm Season Harvest Numbers

Wed, October 16, 2019

Was it the moon? Was it the weather? Were more young hunters in the field? What ever the answer, the preliminary numbers for the 2019 Youth Firearm deer season show a substantial increase over the 2018 season.



Per IDNR:

YOUTH DEER SEASON
Youth deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 3,775 deer during the 3-day Youth Deer Season (October 12-14, 2019), compared to 1,659 in 2018.

Harvest sex ratios were 54% male to 46% female (2026:1749).

Top five harvest counties were Pike (174), Randolph (172), Adams (126), Jefferson (102), and Fulton (100).

County results for each season are included in the table below:



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