Heartland Outdoors

Archery Deer Harvest Totals

Mon, November 18, 2019

Through Sunday, November 17, 2019, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 53,064 deer, compared to 47,647 for the same period in 2018.  (Note:  Part of this increase is because there was one more weekend of archery deer hunting prior to firearm season this year.)

Harvest to date has consisted of 45% does and 55% males (23787:29277).  The proportion of males in the harvest remained high this past week because of rutting activity; during the past seven days males comprised 68% of the harvest.

Top five counties were Pike (1660), Fulton (1441), Jefferson (1319), Adams (1205), and Macoupin (1008).