Hunters in Illinois Harvest 181,936 Deer During 2010-11 Seasons

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From the IL DNR...

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 181,936 deer during all 2010-11 seasons.  Deer hunting in the state closed on Jan. 16 as hunters wrapped up the archery season and the last segments of the late-winter and special Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) deer hunting seasons.

The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons of 181,936 compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 189,277 in 2009-10.  In this year's deer harvest, hunters took 50 percent does and 50 percent males.  Illinois' record deer harvest occurred in 2005-06, when 201,301 deer were taken.

"During the past seven years, liberal permit quotas and seasons have allowed Illinois deer hunters to reach record harvest levels as biologists have worked to control herds and curb population growth in many counties," said IDNR Forest Wildlife Program Manager Paul Shelton.  "However, as goals are achieved, harvests tend to decline and stabilize.   Management is all about maintaining a quality herd at desirable and sustainable densities, so we'll be studying the data so that we can adjust harvest levels as appropriate to strike a balance between the need for herd control and the need to provide recreational opportunities."

Hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 63,584 deer during the 2010-11 archery deer season (Oct. 1, 2010-Jan. 16, 2011), compared with the archery deer harvest of 64,864 in the 2009-10 season.

 

The combined preliminary harvest total of both the late-winter antlerless-only and the special CWD deer seasons was 14,843, compared with a harvest of 17,826 deer taken during those seasons last year.  The seven-day split seasons for the late-winter and special CWD hunts seasons were Dec. 30, 2010-Jan.2, 2011 and Jan. 14-16, 2011.  Hunters in Boone, DeKalb, McHenry and Winnebago Counties and Kane County west of Ill. Rt. 47 participated in the special CWD season, while another 70 counties were open for the late-winter antlerless-only deer season.  The special CWD season is used to assist in controlling the spread of chronic wasting disease in the Illinois deer herd, while the late-winter season provides additional harvest opportunities as a deer population management tool.

Hunters took a preliminary total of 98,700 deer during the 2010 Illinois firearm deer season (Nov. 19-21 and Dec. 2-5), 3,276 deer during the 2010 muzzleloader-only deer season (Dec. 10-12), and 1,533 deer during the 2010 Illinois youth deer season (Oct. 9-10). 

Preliminary county harvest totals for all the 2010-11 Illinois deer seasons are detailed below, followed by a table of comparable figures for the 2009-10 seasons.

 

 

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

County

Youth

Firearm

Muzzleloader

LW-CWD

Archery

Total

Adams

31

2,468

47

436

1,342

4,324

Alexander

4

510

29

 

212

755

Bond

11

755

7

103

416

1,292

Boone

2

134

6

30

126

298

Brown

23

1,308

49

318

961

2,659

Bureau

20

1,418

74

308

801

2,621

Calhoun

22

1,101

39

330

980

2,472

Carroll

8

1,026

35

206

713

1,988

Cass

7

682

21

106

595

1,411

Champaign

8

317

29

 

427

781

Christian

10

649

29

64

446

1,198

Clark

22

1,329

51

256

824

2,482

Clay

19

1,366

38

213

611

2,247

Clinton

10

792

19

74

410

1,305

Coles

16

774

13

94

654

1,551

Cook

 

 

 

 

158

158

Crawford

8

1,179

24

247

841

2,299

Cumberland

10

884

23

113

371

1,401

DeKalb

5

224

13

61

238

541

DeWitt

7

411

24

 

616

1,058

Douglas

2

198

9

 

164

373

DuPage

 

 

 

 

68

68

Edgar

20

816

43

92

458

1,429

Edwards

4

488

19

83

251

845

Effingham

23

1,029

13

89

418

1,572

Fayette

28

1,756

46

287

764

2,881

Ford

0

129

7

 

67

203

Franklin

17

1,221

38

 

825

2,101

Fulton

42

2,495

84

536

1,846

5,003

Gallatin

14

612

30

 

371

1,027

Greene

25

1,439

30

246

844

2,584

Grundy

5

460

26

126

435

1,052

Hamilton

13

1,196

46

233

589

2,077

Hancock

23

1,959

60

328

758

3,128

Hardin

15

1,003

51

 

402

1,471

Henderson

10

624

16

95

234

979

Henry

9

794

24

152

497

1,476

Iroquois

16

731

66

 

486

1,299

Jackson

26

2,179

44

 

914

3,163

Jasper

31

1,217

46

 

658

1,952

Jefferson

32

2,184

74

472

1,473

4,235

Jersey

6

940

19

140

568

1,673

JoDaviess

32

2,285

82

519

1,027

3,945

Johnson

22

1,704

40

254

722

2,742

Kane

0

60

7

18

406

491

Kankakee

6

232

11

 

317

566

Kendall

3

96

10

 

236

345

Knox

15

1,553

50

283

959

2,860

Lake

 

5

 

 

449

454

LaSalle

21

1,267

77

260

1,138

2,763

Lawrence

7

591

16

91

430

1,135

Lee

9

733

38

 

521

1,301

Livingston

8

641

25

 

319

993

Logan

6

438

16

86

290

836

Macon

8

330

26

 

603

967

Macoupin

26

1,733

35

214

957

2,965

Madison

21

888

20

137

1,139

2,205

Marion

31

1,829

48

343

1,114

3,365

Marshall

10

774

20

114

389

1,307

Mason

17

600

14

51

402

1,084

Massac

12

684

45

 

394

1,135

McDonough

15

1,089

26

187

564

1,881

McHenry

2

292

11

61

580

946

McLean

16

779

28

171

694

1,688

Menard

6

467

19

67

296

855

Mercer

12

975

21

164

428

1,600

Monroe

5

995

18

90

301

1,409

Montgomery

23

1,128

20

137

699

2,007

Morgan

13

929

19

142

554

1,657

Moultrie

8

338

13

 

313

672

Ogle

20

1,085

45

197

725

2,072

Peoria

24

1,558

46

334

1,255

3,217

Perry

9

1,240

38

283

701

2,271

Piatt

5

201

8

 

250

464

Pike

86

3,130

116

769

3,230

7,331

Pope

13

1,712

43

 

888

2,656

Pulaski

13

758

33

 

300

1,104

Putnam

6

496

28

133

326

989

Randolph

44

2,192

45

390

918

3,589

Richland

16

810

18

136

449

1,429

Rock Island

10

896

47

161

611

1,725

Saline

29

1,066

29

210

571

1,905

Sangamon

12

838

35

140

737

1,762

Schuyler

28

1,656

73

334

987

3,078

Scott

6

588

14

78

238

924

Shelby

19

1,411

31

165

746

2,372

St. Clair

14

902

27

125

649

1,717

Stark

7

361

10

51

158

587

Stephenson

10

1,092

41

175

428

1,746

Tazewell

11

712

22

112

727

1,584

Union

22

1,680

51

261

760

2,774

Vermilion

25

877

59

234

1,066

2,261

Wabash

8

313

8

71

211

611

Warren

5

643

23

58

306

1,035

Washington

9

1,152

25

 

452

1,638

Wayne

32

1,804

55

442

946

3,279

White

23

1,022

31

307

621

2,004

Whiteside

11

849

35

139

432

1,466

Will

1

357

22

 

864

1,244

Williamson

31

1,664

34

 

906

2,635

Winnebago

6

427

16

93

383

925

Woodford

20

976

52

218

670

1,936

Total

1,533

98,700

3,276

14,843

63,584

181,936

 

 

Illinois Deer Harvest Summary for 2009-2010 Season

 

 

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

County

Youth

Firearm

Muzzleloader

LW-CWD

Archery

Total

Adams

81

2,480

81

560

1,411

4,613

Alexander

4

560

33

 

275

872

Bond

23

842

30

105

429

1,429

Boone

8

155

7

47

169

386

Brown

34

1,478

72

392

890

2,866

Bureau

25

1,285

97

444

895

2,746

Calhoun

42

1,385

91

366

1,081

2,965

Carroll

21

1,027

56

233

636

1,973

Cass

17

731

39

138

637

1,562

Champaign

11

286

44

 

410

751

Christian

18

606

27

122

498

1,271

Clark

29

1,328

62

192

812

2,423

Clay

36

1,318

46

211

632

2,243

Clinton

28

809

24

77

408

1,346

Coles

12

703

16

90

636

1,457

Cook

 

 

 

 

221

221

Crawford

24

1,161

40

188

838

2,251

Cumberland

13

889

26

110

402

1,440

DeKalb

4

215

17

82

225

543

DeWitt

9

391

29

 

576

1,005

Douglas

2

188

12

 

164

366

DuPage

 

 

 

 

70

70

Edgar

20

771

43

106

442

1,382

Edwards

6

510

25

80

220

841

Effingham

34

1,028

23

105

489

1,679

Fayette

61

1,909

60

329

815

3,174

Ford

5

113

7

 

73

198

Franklin

31

1,206

48

 

796

2,081

Fulton

79

2,616

124

709

1,816

5,344

Gallatin

14

644

42

 

388

1,088

Greene

32

1,385

57

285

765

2,524

Grundy

9

398

23

132

432

994

Hamilton

27

1,307

54

178

550

2,116

Hancock

37

1,953

109

466

808

3,373

Hardin

26

1,062

67

 

340

1,495

Henderson

4

601

27

134

255

1,021

Henry

12

698

56

193

547

1,506

Iroquois

20

654

47

 

489

1,210

Jackson

33

2,154

82

 

748

3,017

Jasper

35

1,246

62

 

656

1,999

Jefferson

81

2,381

103

492

1,555

4,612

Jersey

26

938

34

174

589

1,761

JoDaviess

50

2,282

114

640

1,061

4,147

Johnson

31

1,771

67

219

614

2,702

Kane

1

55

3

29

410

498

Kankakee

4

207

14

 

345

570

Kendall

3

97

14

 

273

387

Knox

37

1,431

85

409

1,004

2,966

Lake

 

10

 

 

487

497

LaSalle

30

1,140

71

421

1,291

2,953

Lawrence

7

670

28

108

437

1,250

Lee

18

668

47

 

514

1,247

Livingston

8

483

30

 

333

854

Logan

4

395

19

112

266

796

Macon

11

318

32

 

580

941

Macoupin

47

1,737

56

272

952

3,064

Madison

26

941

33

135

1,037

2,172

Marion

68

1,998

68

332

1,154

3,620

Marshall

23

761

35

145

396

1,360

Mason

28

644

34

106

417

1,229

Massac

11

657

41

 

332

1,041

McDonough

22

1,109

64

277

610

2,082

McHenry

4

376

18

121

621

1,140

McLean

20

673

49

193

585

1,520

Menard

8

449

26

115

364

962

Mercer

12

871

50

180

410

1,523

Monroe

20

1,088

24

94

278

1,504

Montgomery

27

1,191

36

175

737

2,166

Morgan

23

1,093

39

169

641

1,965

Moultrie

17

292

28

 

353

690

Ogle

21

1,105

58

333

831

2,348

Peoria

43

1,514

68

432

1,307

3,364

Perry

31

1,345

37

285

606

2,304

Piatt

6

194

10

 

234

444

Pike

120

3,266

221

945

3,579

8,131

Pope

7

1,769

63

 

763

2,602

Pulaski

7

726

36

 

279

1,048

Putnam

9

563

37

174

363

1,146

Randolph

77

2,259

82

381

879

3,678

Richland

18

879

22

130

427

1,476

Rock Island

20

914

43

271

673

1,921

Saline

25

965

56

179

501

1,726

Sangamon

30

831

45

172

816

1,894

Schuyler

36

1,687

93

431

988

3,235

Scott

10

560

27

92

245

934

Shelby

34

1,443

53

210

749

2,489

St. Clair

25

922

40

130

711

1,828

Stark

9

306

22

64

153

554

Stephenson

17

935

37

262

527

1,778

Tazewell

21

736

31

177

748

1,713

Union

32

1,761

79

309

768

2,949

Vermilion

26

824

52

290

1,160

2,352

Wabash

6

310

11

38

222

587

Warren

3

612

29

128

298

1,070

Washington

13

1,172

37

 

405

1,627

Wayne

42

1,890

82

483

1,007

3,504

White

27

1,043

61

278

656

2,065

Whiteside

18

771

50

193

524

1,556

Will

9

362

27

 

956

1,354

Williamson

39

1,626

50

 

753

2,468

Winnebago

10

447

23

192

442

1,114

Woodford

25

938

55

255

685

1,958

Total

2,409

99,493

4,704

17,826

64,845

189,277

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