Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Archery and Youth Deer Numbers In

Congrat to my nephew Tyler on his first deer!
Deer harvest numbers are in and they are down.  Not by a lot, only 132 and there were some warm and windy days that kept hunters home. Below you'll see the press release from the Illinois Department of Natural Resource Press.  Also we've included the county by county numbers for both arcarey and youth season.

Did your hunting buddy get their first deer during youth season?  Make sure to print up their First Deer Certificate.


ARCHERY DEER SEASON

Through Monday, October 9, 2017, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 5,281 deer, compared to 5,413 for the same period in 2016


Harvest  to date has consisted of 70% does and 30% males (3678:1603).  Top five counties were Jefferson (150), Pike (127), Franklin (122), Fulton (118), and Jackson (104).   

YOUTH DEER SEASON

Youth deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 2,372 deer during the 3-day Youth Deer Season (October 7-9, 2017), compared to 3,259 in 2016.

Harvest sex ratios were 48.5% female to 51.5% male (1151:1221).

Top five harvest counties were Pike (115), Adams (90), Randolph (88), Jefferson (76), and Jackson (67). 


County by County chart here!


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