An update on the deer archery season from the DNR

An update on the deer archery season from the DNR

IDNR Forest Wildlife Program Manager Paul Shelton provided this update on Illinois archery deer season….

As of January 6, 2013, Illinois archery deer harvest stood at 56,904, compared to 59,176 taken during the same time period last year.  Two weeks of hunting remain in the season.

Sex ratios of the harvest to date are 49.5% female:50.5% male, and harvest during the past three weeks has been greater than 60% female.

Top five counties to date are Pike (2679), Fulton (1918), Jefferson (1312), Adams (1283), and Peoria (1110). A table of individual county harvest results is seen below.

Archery season continues through Jan. 20, 2013. One additional weekend of firearm hunting remains in select counties.

County 2011 2012
Adams 1310 1283
Alexander 172 199
Bond 384 350
Boone 126 112
Brown 906 860
Bureau 708 735
Calhoun 864 732
Carroll 539 615
Cass 543 624
Champaign 380 376
Christian 500 441
Clark 768 795
Clay 610 516
Clinton 383 329
Coles 670 583
Cook 149 136
Crawford 798 744
Cumberland 426 398
DeKalb 183 179
DeWitt 594 485
Douglas 162 164
Dupage 55 34
Edgar 432 448
Edwards 211 192
Effingham 464 403
Fayette 741 671
Ford 69 61
Franklin 751 813
Fulton 1748 1918
Gallatin 324 261
Greene 749 780
Grundy 414 385
Hamilton 507 496
Hancock 732 713
Hardin 425 422
Henderson 239 240
Henry 423 509
Iroquois 453 444
Jackson 831 798
Jasper 578 513
Jefferson 1354 1312
Jersey 543 525
JoDaviess 990 1022
Johnson 655 605
Kane 362 321
Kankakee 295 289
Kendall 215 229
Knox 976 924
Lake 404 393
LaSalle 987 875
Lawrence 371 391
Lee 480 420
Livingston 274 290
Logan 277 247
Macon 570 428
Macoupin 915 831
Madison 1054 1067
Marion 1019 1041
Marshall 351 325
Mason 366 352
Massac 373 337
McDonough 543 465
McHenry 539 527
McLean 573 579
Menard 299 312
Mercer 418 371
Monroe 245 315
Montgomery 652 655
Morgan 549 524
Moultrie 359 257
Ogle 682 676
Peoria 1154 1110
Perry 629 636
Piatt 239 175
Pike 2833 2679
Pope 834 810
Pulaski 286 225
Putnam 308 276
Randolph 866 827
Richland 397 403
Rock Island 574 557
Saline 442 425
Sangamon 763 716
Schuyler 994 865
Scott 243 247
Shelby 806 669
St. Clair 567 596
Stark 141 148
Stephenson 423 423
Tazewell 713 700
Union 681 702
Vermilion 1017 888
Wabash 164 187
Warren 280 262
Washington 385 361
Wayne 881 849
White 569 508
Whiteside 441 480
Will 770 762
Williamson 779 793
Winnebago 365 379
Woodford 621 584
Grand Total 59176 56904

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