Illinois' Archer Deer numbers

Illinois' Archer Deer numbers

From Paul Shelton, Manager - Forest Wildlife Program,  IDNR.

Through Sunday, October 21, 2012, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 15,401 deer.  Last year’s preliminary harvest for the same period was 15,185, and the five-year average for 2007-2011 was 15,617.

Harvest to date (for all weeks) consists of 67% does and 33% males (10327 F; 5074 M).  As is typical, the proportion of males in the harvest has begun to increase as the season approaches November, and males made up almost 37% of the harvest this week.  Top five counties were Pike (554), Fulton (446), Peoria (359), Jefferson (328), and Madison (303).  A table containing individual county harvest is attached.

Illinois preliminary archery deer harvest through October 21
County 2011 2012
Adams 295 291
Alexander 34 48
Bond 117 101
Boone 30 38
Brown 202 204
Bureau 168 213
Calhoun 179 163
Carroll 137 178
Cass 119 162
Champaign 121 146
Christian 144 139
Clark 154 172
Clay 170 142
Clinton 120 90
Coles 166 189
Cook 33 30
Crawford 194 164
Cumberland 119 113
DeKalb 52 63
DeWitt 222 175
Douglas 57 67
Dupage 11 7
Edgar 94 125
Edwards 41 37
Effingham 136 146
Fayette 222 185
Ford 25 28
Franklin 181 207
Fulton 421 446
Gallatin 55 51
Greene 172 205
Grundy 141 125
Hamilton 109 101
Hancock 157 158
Hardin 59 75
Henderson 42 55
Henry 128 160
Iroquois 140 151
Jackson 174 165
Jasper 155 154
Jefferson 354 328
Jersey 150 158
JoDaviess 212 265
Johnson 169 129
Kane 86 85
Kankakee 79 98
Kendall 49 74
Knox 216 227
Lake 79 93
LaSalle 299 300
Lawrence 95 81
Lee 125 129
Livingston 109 110
Logan 86 85
Macon 149 126
Macoupin 223 249
Madison 331 303
Marion 266 297
Marshall 99 107
Mason 84 89
Massac 72 54
McDonough 114 123
McHenry 129 156
McLean 217 219
Menard 80 89
Mercer 104 107
Monroe 76 82
Montgomery 210 185
Morgan 141 115
Moultrie 116 97
Ogle 174 207
Peoria 340 359
Perry 158 144
Piatt 83 69
Pike 610 554
Pope 156 124
Pulaski 65 50
Putnam 88 86
Randolph 221 216
Richland 95 102
Rock Island 165 182
Saline 100 110
Sangamon 204 244
Schuyler 186 183
Scott 48 62
Shelby 232 221
St. Clair 181 160
Stark 32 59
Stephenson 101 106
Tazewell 242 267
Union 170 153
Vermilion 339 301
Wabash 36 40
Warren 49 56
Washington 108 97
Wayne 207 193
White 115 97
Whiteside 123 174
Will 223 236
Williamson 223 219
Winnebago 90 97
Woodford 206 204
Grand Total 15185 15401

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