2021 Illinois firearm deer season preliminary harvest totals 71,675

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12/8/2021
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2021 Illinois firearm deer season preliminary harvest totals 71,675
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced hunters took a preliminary total of 71,675 deer during the seven-day 2021 Illinois Firearm Deer Season that concluded Dec. 5. Hunters harvested a final total of 77,160 deer during the firearm season in 2020.

The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the 2021 firearm season Dec. 2-5 was 21,375, compared with 29,432 during the second season in 2020. The preliminary harvest for the first segment of this year’s firearm season Nov. 19-21 was 50,300 deer.

Remaining 2021-22 deer season hunting opportunities in Illinois include:
• Muzzleloader-only deer season Dec. 10-12, 2021;
• Late-winter antlerless-only deer season and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) deer season, in designated counties only, Dec. 30, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022 and Jan. 14-16, 2022;
• Archery deer season continues through Jan. 16, 2022.

Details on the late-winter season are available online at:
https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/hunting/Documents/2021-2022%20Late%20Winter%20Hunting%20Information_DJS.pdf

Details on the CWD season are available online at:
https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/hunting/Documents/2021-2022%20Special%20CWD%20Season%20Hunting%20Information_DJS.pdf

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 2021 by county, and comparable totals for 2020 and 2019, is below.

County 2021 1st 2021 2nd 2021 Total 2020 Total 2019 Total
ADAMS 1352 695 2047 2235 2178
ALEXANDER 267 95 362 430 453
BOND 488 172 660 668 710
BOONE 74 36 110 138 109
BROWN 581 241 822 950 970
BUREAU 619 290 909 1012 967
CALHOUN 447 231 678 779 849
CARROLL 374 124 498 566 641
CASS 391 198 589 655 599
CHAMPAIGN 149 60 209 232 208
CHRISTIAN 386 183 569 613 564
CLARK 714 330 1044 1083 1042
CLAY 782 348 1130 1225 1098
CLINTON 498 176 674 688 631
COLES 481 194 675 685 621
CRAWFORD 651 258 909 937 885
CUMBERLAND 542 235 777 860 772
DEKALB 86 29 115 115 108
DEWITT 197 120 317 390 355
DOUGLAS 115 33 148 163 137
EDGAR 378 156 534 548 530
EDWARDS 280 114 394 384 365
EFFINGHAM658 285 943 948 888
FAYETTE 1154 478 1632 1623 1514
FORD 82 29 111 124 106
FRANKLIN 864 389 1253 1278 1376
FULTON 1176 520 1696 1927 1904
GALLATIN 255 121 376 426 399
GREENE 635 346 981 1075 1043
GRUNDY 150 92 242 259 266
HAMILTON 756 284 1040 1072 1043
HANCOCK 1013 571 1584 1791 1655
HARDIN 520 163 683 689 858
HENDERSON 269 124 393 458 406
HENRY 280 168 448 455 407
IROQUOIS 287 146 433 494 493
JACKSON 1325 581 1906 2085 2109
JASPER 731 313 1044 1080 1031
JEFFERSON 1293 620 1913 1896 1889
JERSEY 423 174 597 634 626
JODAVIESS 858 416 1274 1561 1455
JOHNSON 900 299 1199 1321 1384
KANE 26 7 33 34 24
KANKAKEE 140 56 196 196 197
KENDALL 47 26 73 78 65
KNOX 738 355 1093 1143 1086
LAKE 5 0 5 1 5
LASALLE 409 174 583 709 703
LAWRENCE 375 175 550 563 577
LEE 323 132 455 536 449
LIVINGSTON 311 82 393 387 363
LOGAN 233 100 333 339 359
MACON 152 73 225 268 221
MACOUPIN 1038 424 1462 1551 1557
MADISON 470 182 652 625 633
MARION 1022 407 1429 1484 1470
MARSHALL 400 158 558 595 572
MASON 270 101 371 389 357
MASSAC 249 145 394 392 435
MCDONOUGH 497 237 734 771 713
MCHENRY 180 82 262 295 241
MCLEAN 406 135 541 638 524
MENARD 223 120 343 388 361
MERCER 548 212 760 836 789
MONROE 724 227 951 982 949
MONTGOMERY 579 272 851 816 799
MORGAN 381 237 618 632 632
MOULTRIE 151 64 215 230 238
OGLE 391 166 557 689 634
PEORIA 585 254 839 875 853
PERRY 808 329 1137 1260 1319
PIATT 88 28 116 135 116
PIKE 1016 642 1658 1882 1929
POPE 950 294 1244 1280 1431
PULASKI 192 92 284 286 279
PUTNAM 243 78 321 322 337
RANDOLPH 1503 659 2162 2249 2260
RICHLAND 493 202 695 679 685
ROCK ISLAND 417 185 602 696 601
SALINE 541 230 771 875 880
SANGAMON 396 194 590 563 524
SCHUYLER 854 445 1299 1293 1316
SCOTT 217 126 343 311 319
SHELBY 883 319 1202 1248 1116
STARK 117 40 157 183 149
ST. CLAIR 547 172 719 722 639
STEPHENSON 372 126 498 618 548
TAZEWELL 344 144 488 496 494
UNION 824 347 1171 1257 1293
VERMILION 408 201 609 560 510
WABASH 122 49 171 166 147
WARREN 295 149 444 474 465
WASHINGTON 697 268 965 960 909
WAYNE 971 443 1414 1446 1416
WHITE 447 284 731 811 757
WHITESIDE 353 160 513 611 560
WILL          122 54 176 253 238
WILLIAMSON 1148 515 1663 1657 1860
WINNEBAGO 172 78 250 285 265
WOODFORD 406 180 586 588 605
Total          50,300 21,375 71,675 77,160 75,417

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