Hunters in Illinois Harvest Preliminary Total of 80,896 Deer During Firearm Season

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Hunters in Illinois Harvest Preliminary Total of 80,896 Deer During Firearm Season

SPRINGFIELD, IL – A preliminary total of 80,896 deer were taken by hunters during the seven-day Illinois Firearm Deer Season that concluded on Sunday, Dec. 2. The 2018 preliminary harvest total compares to the final total of 80,117 deer harvested during the firearm season in 2017.

The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearm season on Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 was 22,060, compared with 28,656 during the second season in 2017.  The preliminary harvest for the first segment of firearm season on Nov. 16-18 was 58,836 deer.

Remaining 2018-19 deer season hunting opportunities in Illinois in the weeks ahead include:
• The Muzzleloader-Only Deer Season this weekend (Dec. 7-9); 
• The Late-Winter Antlerless-Only Deer Season and CWD Deer Season (in designated counties only) will be on two upcoming weekends – Dec. 27-30, 2018 and Jan. 18-20, 2019;
• The Archery Deer Season continues through Jan. 20, 2019.

Details on the Late-Winter and CWD seasons are available on the IDNR website at: https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/deer/Documents/2018-2019%20Late-WinterSHAHuntingPermitInformation.pdf

A map showing the counties open to the Late-Winter and CWD seasons can be found at:  https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Documents/2018-2019%20Illinois%20Late%20Winter%20Counties%20map.pdf

For more deer hunting information, visit: https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/DeerHunting.aspx

A table of preliminary Firearm Deer Season harvest totals for 2018 by county, and comparable totals for 2017, is below.

 
County 2018 1st Season 2018 2nd Season 2018 Total 2017 Total
ADAMS 1647 693 2340 2181
ALEXANDER 353 146 499 492
BOND 583 148 731 663
BOONE 110 31 141 136
BROWN 757 313 1070 1018
BUREAU 749 331 1080 1006
CALHOUN 618 234 852 813
CARROLL 511 175 686 686
CASS 489 204 693 653
CHAMPAIGN 152 57 209 198
CHRISTIAN 475 135 610 551
CLARK 873 310 1183 1148
CLAY 932 287 1219 1111
CLINTON 591 153 744 695
COLES 492 165 657 594
CRAWFORD 834 272 1106 1016
CUMBERLAND 563 213 776 776
DEKALB 87 38 125 106
DEWITT 244 115 359 337
DOUGLAS 115 38 153 132
EDGAR 413 152 565 561
EDWARDS 290 135 425 415
EFFINGHAM 773 215 988 872
FAYETTE 1193 395 1588 1545
FORD 75 35 110 112
FRANKLIN 961 420 1381 1373
FULTON 1329 569 1898 2000
GALLATIN 286 135 421 448
GREENE 700 328 1028 1059
GRUNDY 187 90 277 285
HAMILTON 836 314 1150 1175
HANCOCK 1132 583 1715 1818
HARDIN 690 197 887 963
HENDERSON 315 129 444 494
HENRY 346 136 482 536
IROQUOIS 342 122 464 519
JACKSON 1717 722 2439 2302
JASPER 778 237 1015 987
JEFFERSON 1334 568 1902 2081
JERSEY 474 196 670 641
JODAVIESS 1312 376 1688 1862
JOHNSON 1205 356 1561 1589
KANE 19 13 32 28
KANKAKEE 144 57 201 185
KENDALL 60 30 90 79
KNOX 862 256 1118 1145
LAKE 0 0 0 1
LASALLE 555 211 766 669
LAWRENCE 468 176 644 613
LEE 380 138 518 542
LIVINGSTON 325 99 424 364
LOGAN 281 101 382 325
MACON 152 84 236 240
MACOUPIN 1300 399 1699 1486
MADISON 618 160 778 736
MARION 1234 393 1627 1572
MARSHALL 460 142 602 601
MASON 309 125 434 379
MASSAC 286 169 455 526
MCDONOUGH 607 237 844 831
MCHENRY 199 93 292 292
MCLEAN 405 138 543 491
MENARD 269 101 370 367
MERCER 618 233 851 833
MONROE 828 191 1019 941
MONTGOMERY 613 187 800 789
MORGAN 518 228 746 714
MOULTRIE 179 47 226 203
OGLE 569 178 747 807
PEORIA 589 271 860 866
PERRY 1000 351 1351 1272
PIATT 85 34 119 101
PIKE 1361 692 2053 1995
POPE 1176 262 1438 1502
PULASKI 207 74 281 340
PUTNAM 254 89 343 342
RANDOLPH 1637 634 2271 2404
RICHLAND 525 168 693 732
ROCKISLAND 560 232 792 719
SALINE 666 279 945 977
SANGAMON 419 141 560 627
SCHUYLER 1005 496 1501 1313
SCOTT 214 115 329 315
SHELBY 837 294 1131 1069
STARK 132 45 177 199
STCLAIR 552 165 717 690
STEPHENSON 459 149 608 708
TAZEWELL 352 131 483 512
UNION 981 406 1387 1546
VERMILION 335 151 486 541
WABASH 149 50 199 205
WARREN 347 131 478 548
WASHINGTON 737 281 1018 1020
WAYNE 1022 457 1479 1546
WHITE 527 245 772 745
WHITESIDE 466 168 634 617
WILL 209 78 287 225
WILLIAMSON 1256 593 1849 1775
WINNEBAGO 267 74 341 354
WOODFORD 389 150 539 604
Total 58836 22060 80896 80117