Monday, October 30, 2017

Fourth Round Archery Numbers Show Increase

Fourth round of archery season did not disappoint, with an increase of 3,259 from this time last year.  Here are third round numbers if you wish to compare. As you can see, there was a 7% increase of harvested bucks from last weeks.

Check out Jason's buck from 4th round archery season

Here’s an update on the Illinois Archery Deer Season harvest from the IDNR Division of Wildlife Resources:

Through Sunday, October 29, 2017, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 19,045 deer, compared to 15,785 for the same period in 2016.

Harvest to date has consisted of 59% does and 41% males (11228:7817). Top five counties were Pike (548), Fulton (509), Jefferson (476), JoDaviess (370), andRandolph (367).

This week's County by County numbers can be found here:
4th Round Archery Numbers

Up-to-date archery harvest figures (for either deer or turkey) by county/state sites can be tracked on the web at

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