Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Round Three Shows Slight Increase in Deer Archery Harvest Numbers

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released the third round of deer archery numbers.  The first two rounds showed a slight decrease from 2016.  This round showed 61 more deer harvested then last year.  You can check out Round One (Includes youth numbers) and Round Two of the harvested deer.  One may also notice that the number of bucks increased by three percent.  See below for information and county by county numbers.

Deer Hunting Illinois
Adam with his first deer of the season on
a cold and snowy day of 2016 season.  
Through Sunday, October 22, 2017, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 11,396 deer, compared to 11,335 for the same period in 2016.

Harvest to date has consisted of 66% does and 34% males (7494:3902). Top five counties were Jefferson (311), Pike (303), Fulton (290), Williamson (236), and Franklin (234).
Here are this week's County by County Numbers

If you're a die hard deer  hunters you maybe looking for more uptodate information on harvest numbers.  "Up-to-date archery harvest figures (for either deer or turkey) by county/state sites can be tracked on the web".

This is a vital tool/information for many hunters that help them determine where and even when to go.

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