IL firearm deer season preliminary harvest totals 76,579

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Information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced a preliminary total of 76,579 deer were taken by hunters during the seven-day 2020 Illinois Firearm Deer Season that concluded Sunday, Dec. 6. A final total of 75,417 deer were harvested during the firearm season in 2019.

The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearm season (Dec. 3-6) was 29,432, compared with 25,176 during the second season in 2019. The preliminary harvest for the first segment of this year’s firearm season (Nov. 20-22) was 47,147 deer.

Remaining 2020-21 deer season hunting opportunities in Illinois in the weeks ahead include:

  • Muzzleloader-Only Deer Season, Dec. 11-13
  • Late-Winter Antlerless-Only Deer Season and CWD Deer Season (in designated counties only), Dec. 31, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021 and Jan. 15-17, 2021
  • Archery Deer Season, which continues through Jan. 17, 2021.

A map showing the counties open to the Late-Winter and CWD seasons can be found at:
https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/programs/CWD/Documents/Late_Winter_CWD_Map.pdf

For more deer hunting information, visit:

https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/hunting/Pages/DeerHunting.aspx

A table of preliminary Firearm Deer Season harvest totals for 2020 by county, and comparable totals for 2019, is below.

County

2020 1st Season

2020 2nd Season

2020 Total

2019 Total

ADAMS

1301

925

2226

2178

ALEXANDER

257

166

423

453

BOND

426

240

666

710

BOONE

79

58

137

109

BROWN

557

389

946

970

BUREAU

635

366

1001

967

CALHOUN

360

417

777

849

CARROLL

351

207

558

641

CASS

384

268

652

599

CHAMPAIGN

162

68

230

208

CHRISTIAN

419

189

608

564

CLARK

622

446

1068

1042

CLAY

728

488

1216

1098

CLINTON

474

212

686

631

COLES

443

229

672

621

CRAWFORD

554

376

930

885

CUMBERLAND

542

314

856

772

DEKALB

77

36

113

108

DEWITT

220

145

365

355

DOUGLAS

115

48

163

137

EDGAR

329

212

541

530

EDWARDS

227

156

383

365

EFFINGHAM

611

334

945

888

FAYETTE

980

630

1610

1514

FORD

79

44

123

106

FRANKLIN

743

525

1268

1376

FULTON

1193

720

1913

1904

GALLATIN

232

191

423

399

GREENE

632

434

1066

1043

GRUNDY

148

104

252

266

HAMILTON

657

408

1065

1043

HANCOCK

1052

726

1778

1655

HARDIN

419

266

685

858

HENDERSON

307

146

453

406

HENRY

290

159

449

407

IROQUOIS

321

171

492

493

JACKSON

1227

855

2082

2109

JASPER

691

386

1077

1031

JEFFERSON

1080

805

1885

1889

JERSEY

350

283

633

626

JODAVIESS

1027

517

1544

1455

JOHNSON

857

461

1318

1384

KANE

17

15

32

24

KANKAKEE

123

70

193

197

KENDALL

57

21

78

65

KNOX

682

454

1136

1086

LAKE

0

1

1

5

LASALLE

465

232

697

703

LAWRENCE

334

228

562

577

LEE

334

198

532

449

LIVINGSTON

279

107

386

363

LOGAN

198

137

335

359

MACON

158

111

269

221

MACOUPIN

987

548

1535

1557

MADISON

379

237

616

633

MARION

910

562

1472

1470

MARSHALL

407

186

593

572

MASON

256

130

386

357

MASSAC

219

172

391

435

MCDONOUGH

452

313

765

713

MCHENRY

170

122

292

241

MCLEAN

409

220

629

524

MENARD

211

170

381

361

MERCER

532

301

833

789

MONROE

667

310

977

949

MONTGOMERY

520

292

812

799

MORGAN

375

252

627

632

MOULTRIE

142

86

228

238

OGLE

437

241

678

634

PEORIA

539

327

866

853

PERRY

716

539

1255

1319

PIATT

89

44

133

116

PIKE

1029

842

1871

1929

POPE

884

387

1271

1431

PULASKI

177

107

284

279

PUTNAM

207

113

320

337

RANDOLPH

1340

905

2245

2260

RICHLAND

397

273

670

685

ROCK ISLAND

461

232

693

601

SALINE

534

333

867

880

SANGAMON

326

229

555

524

SCHUYLER

757

525

1282

1316

SCOTT

176

135

311

319

SHELBY

824

417

1241

1116

STARK

125

57

182

149

ST. CLAIR

474

243

717

639

STEPHENSON

405

210

615

548

TAZEWELL

314

181

495

494

UNION

772

464

1236

1293

VERMILION

329

224

553

510

WABASH

101

63

164

147

WARREN

292

179

471

465

WASHINGTON

599

360

959

909

WAYNE

861

580

1441

1416

WHITE

465

341

806

757

WHITESIDE

420

186

606

560

WILL

148

102

250

238

WILLIAMSON

943

695

1638

1860

WINNEBAGO

193

89

282

265

WOODFORD

372

214

586

605

Total

47147

29432

76579

75417