Illinois DNR reports 180,669 deer harvested this season - – Rockford’s News Leader

Illinois DNR reports 180,669 deer harvested this season


Illinois hunters brought home a total of 180,669 deer during all 2012 - 2013 seasons.

Archery and the last parts of the Late-Winter and Special Chronic Wasting Disease seasons wrapped up on January 20. Other seasons include Youth, Firearm, and Muzzleloader. Forty-nine percent of deer harvested were does and 51 percent were males.

"We hope Illinois deer hunters had an enjoyable time afield this year, and took advantage of the many hunting opportunities afforded them," IDNR Forest Wildlife Program Manager Paul Shelton said. "In the coming months, deer biologists will be reviewing all available data and making any needed program changes in order to ensure the continued well-being of Illinois' deer herd for this and future generations."

Total deer harvested in local counties:

  • Boone - 286
  • Carroll - 2047
  • DeKalb - 429
  • JoDaviess - 4383
  • Lee - 1350
  • McHenry - 1062
  • Ogle - 2046
  • Stephenson - 1760
  • Whiteside - 1535
  • Winnebago - 1002

A total of 181,451 deer were harvested in the 2011 - 2012 season.


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