Illinois deer hunting seasons preliminary harvest totals 153,048

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 28, 2020) – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 153,048 deer during all 2019-20 archery and firearm seasons, which concluded Jan. 19, 2020. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 151,709 deer in 2018-19.

During the 2019-20 deer seasons, hunters took 45 percent does and 55 percent males.

Archery:  Archery deer hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 67,696 deer during the season which began Oct. 1, 2019 and concluded Jan. 19, 2020. That compares with the harvest of 61,096 deer during the 2018-19 archery season.

Youth:  Youth deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 3,775 deer during the three-day Illinois Youth Deer Season Oct. 12-14, 2019, compared to 1,660 in 2018.

Traditional Firearm Season:  Hunters took a preliminary total of 75,349 deer during the Illinois Firearm Deer Season Nov. 22-24, 2019 and Dec. 5-8, 2019, compared with 80,957 deer taken during the 2018 firearm season.

Muzzleloader:  Hunters using muzzleloading rifles harvested a preliminary total of 3,061 deer during the Muzzleloader-Only Deer Season Dec. 13-15, 2019, compared with harvest of 3,900 in the 2018 muzzleloader season.

Late-Winter Seasons:  The 2019-20 Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and Special CWD deer seasons concluded Jan. 19, 2020, with a combined preliminary harvest total for both seasons of 3,167 deer, compared with a harvest of 4,096 deer taken during those seasons in 2018-19. Season dates for the seven-day Late-Winter and CWD seasons were Dec. 26-30, 2019 and Jan. 17-19, 2020.

There were 15 northern Illinois counties open to the Special CWD Season, which is used to assist in slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease in the Illinois deer herd.

There were 20 counties open for the Late-Winter Antlerless Season in 2019-20. Counties that are at or below their individual deer population goal for two consecutive years may be removed from the Late-Winter season.

The tables below provide a county-by-county summary of preliminary deer harvest results for 2019-20, and final 2018-19 harvest results for comparison.

2019-2020 Preliminary Deer Harvest
County
Archery
Youth
Firearm
Muzzleloader
LW-CWD
Total
Adams
1491
126
2174
80
0
3871
Alexander
232
24
443
24
0
723
Bond
420
26
708
13
0
1167
Boone
145
4
146
2
21
318
Brown
877
62
970
39
171
2119
Bureau
719
30
962
44
0
1755
Calhoun
891
56
848
42
0
1837
Carroll
598
16
640
20
75
1349
Cass
666
25
597
28
0
1316
Champaign
393
17
206
19
0
635
Christian
546
29
563
27
0
1165
Clark
845
37
1036
59
0
1977
Clay
652
61
1095
29
90
1927
Clinton
564
33
630
22
0
1249
Coles
768
20
620
22
0
1430
Cook
145
0
0
0
0
145
Crawford
904
48
885
29
133
1999
Cumberland
583
42
770
31
0
1426
DeKalb
179
3
114
8
23
327
DeWitt
525
21
333
24
0
903
Douglas
180
9
136
9
0
334
DuPage
42
0
0
0
0
42
Edgar
489
20
530
28
0
1067
Edwards
308
22
365
19
0
714
Effingham
619
75
888
28
75
1685
Fayette
1081
58
1513
52
0
2704
Ford
59
5
106
5
0
175
Franklin
1239
42
1345
65
0
2691
Fulton
1747
100
1899
69
209
4024
Gallatin
314
10
399
14
0
737
Greene
913
66
1042
51
0
2072
Grundy
356
9
287
11
39
702
Hamilton
875
63
1041
40
147
2166
Hancock
902
71
1654
81
0
2708
Hardin
492
20
857
44
0
1413
Henderson
312
23
406
17
48
806
Henry
537
27
407
21
0
992
Iroquois
427
25
493
28
0
973
Jackson
1266
93
2099
74
0
3532
Jasper
733
58
1028
37
0
1856
Jefferson
1716
102
1888
99
0
3805
Jersey
638
41
627
21
0
1327
JoDaviess
1128
62
1464
37
316
3007
Johnson
784
54
1382
44
0
2264
Kane
327
1
20
2
6
356
Kankakee
305
10
216
11
34
576
Kendall
196
5
82
6
18
307
Knox
1006
38
1084
45
85
2258
Lake
291
0
5
0
296
LaSalle
719
25
683
25
114
1566
Lawrence
558
27
576
30
0
1191
Lee
436
25
448
21
39
969
Livingston
236
12
380
5
37
670
Logan
447
31
359
19
0
856
Macon
495
23
221
30
0
769
Macoupin
1236
80
1557
53
113
3039
Madison
987
47
632
26
36
1728
Marion
1186
76
1467
41
173
2943
Marshall
393
25
571
19
0
1008
Mason
497
26
355
15
0
893
Massac
401
14
434
16
0
865
McDonough
577
43
713
39
56
1428
McHenry
584
2
243
5
42
876
McLean
539
23
522
28
0
1112
Menard
442
23
359
20
0
844
Mercer
538
43
788
26
70
1465
Monroe
473
45
948
20
58
1544
Montgomery
841
49
799
22
0
1711
Morgan
678
30
632
20
0
1360
Moultrie
400
17
236
8
0
661
Ogle
637
27
612
18
119
1413
Peoria
968
37
848
28
0
1881
Perry
1005
67
1318
58
291
2739
Piatt
260
9
116
9
0
394
Pike
2152
174
1925
136
0
4387
Pope
938
35
1430
67
0
2470
Pulaski
299
22
279
10
0
610
Putnam
297
9
337
12
50
705
Randolph
1288
172
2253
73
0
3786
Richland
536
28
685
24
0
1273
Rock Island
682
29
602
22
41
1376
Saline
655
49
878
38
130
1750
Sangamon
935
29
524
27
0
1515
Schuyler
1075
72
1310
55
0
2512
Scott
298
16
317
13
0
644
Shelby
1004
53
1115
45
82
2299
St. Clair
746
39
635
17
0
1437
Stark
144
8
147
10
0
309
Stephenson
531
17
597
12
109
1266
Tazewell
677
28
494
18
0
1217
Union
943
54
1272
51
0
2320
Vermilion
943
21
509
37
0
1510
Wabash
225
9
147
8
0
389
Warren
281
10
464
13
0
768
Washington
623
43
908
32
0
1606
Wayne
1092
61
1415
50
0
2618
White
575
37
756
50
0
1418
Whiteside
493
28
559
13
0
1093
Will
732
14
247
14
50
1057
Williamson
1399
36
1857
60
0
3352
Winnebago
480
8
264
11
67
830
Woodford
695
59
603
22
0
1379
Total
67696
3775
75349
3061
3167
153048