Hunters shoot more than 52,000 deer during first weekend of Illinois firearm season

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information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 23, 2022) – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 52,354 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season, November 18–20.

Comparatively, hunters took 48,964 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2021.

Illinois’ seven-day firearm deer season will conclude December 1–4. Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead include:

  • Muzzleloader-only deer season December 9–11
  • Late-winter antlerless-only and Chronic Wasting Disease deer seasons (in select counties only) December 29 – January 1 and January 13–15
  • Archery deer season continues through January 15. (Note: archery deer hunting is closed December 1–4 in counties open for firearm deer season.)

For more details about deer hunting, open counties and other information, visit https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/hunting/Pages/DeerHunting.aspx.

A table of preliminary Illinois firearm deer harvest totals by county for the first weekend of the 2022 season, and comparable totals for 2020 and 2021, can be found below:

County

2020

2021

2022

ADAMS

1305

1311

1437

ALEXANDER

257

264

239

BOND

427

478

537

BOONE

79

73

71

BROWN

559

572

655

BUREAU

639

612

609

CALHOUN

360

427

465

CARROLL

355

373

331

CASS

384

386

423

CHAMPAIGN

163

143

137

CHRISTIAN

422

376

403

CLARK

630

692

721

CLAY

735

765

889

CLINTON

474

493

606

COLES

451

466

487

CRAWFORD

561

635

673

CUMBERLAND

544

531

542

DEKALB

78

87

73

DEWITT

223

195

220

DOUGLAS

115

115

120

EDGAR

332

370

424

EDWARDS

227

273

317

EFFINGHAM

614

637

653

FAYETTE

986

1106

1184

FORD

80

81

86

FRANKLIN

749

848

956

FULTON

1202

1154

1249

GALLATIN

235

253

305

GREENE

638

612

634

GRUNDY

151

154

172

HAMILTON

661

729

741

HANCOCK

1056

1001

1128

HARDIN

420

515

548

HENDERSON

308

262

283

HENRY

291

268

275

IROQUOIS

322

282

257

JACKSON

1230

1290

1484

JASPER

693

715

794

JEFFERSON

1087

1228

1249

JERSEY

350

416

425

JO DAVIESS

1029

830

843

JOHNSON

858

866

874

KANE

18

27

18

KANKAKEE

124

140

114

KENDALL

57

47

43

KNOX

686

720

737

LAKE

0

5

5

LASALLE

473

409

427

LAWRENCE

334

366

399

LEE

337

316

314

LIVINGSTON

279

312

268

LOGAN

200

217

193

MACON

157

148

155

MACOUPIN

997

1003

1120

MADISON

384

460

509

MARION

917

998

1186

MARSHALL

408

393

412

MASON

256

258

249

MASSAC

220

238

268

MCDONOUGH

455

488

495

MCHENRY

172

181

129

MCLEAN

412

398

349

MENARD

213

214

215

MERCER

533

538

509

MONROE

670

710

856

MONTGOMERY

523

541

619

MORGAN

378

364

442

MOULTRIE

143

146

158

OGLE

442

394

356

PEORIA

545

567

576

PERRY

719

783

969

PIATT

90

83

89

PIKE

1033

987

1129

POPE

888

934

1068

PULASKI

178

190

222

PUTNAM

209

236

228

RANDOLPH

1341

1457

1518

RICHLAND

405

475

487

ROCK ISLAND

462

404

408

SALINE

535

533

628

SANGAMON

330

354

327

SCHUYLER

763

833

904

SCOTT

176

209

190

SHELBY

825

864

883

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3 COMMENTS

  1. OMG! This is SOO WRONG!! Those poor deer😡😭! It’s not a sport when the “opponent” has no say, no weapons, no chance.

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