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Hunters in Illinois harvested 50,300 deer during first weekend of 2021 Illinois firearm season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
11/29/2021
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Jayette Bolinski
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Hunters in Illinois harvested 50,300 deer during first weekend of 2021 Illinois firearm season
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 50,300 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season between Nov. 19-21.

Comparatively, hunters took 47,147 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2020.

Illinois’ seven-day firearm deer season will conclude Dec. 2-5. Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead include:

• Muzzleloader-only deer season Dec. 10-12;
• Late-winter antlerless-only and Chronic Wasting Disease deer seasons (in select counties only) Dec. 30-Jan. 2 and Jan.14-16; and
• Archery deer season continues through Jan. 16. (Note: archery deer hunting is closed Dec. 2-5 in counties open for firearm deer season.)

For more details about deer hunting, open counties, and other information, check the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website at
 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 2021 season, and comparable totals for 2020, can be found below.


County 2021 2020 2019
ADAMS 1352 1301 1437
ALEXANDER 267 257 311
BOND 488 426 500
BOONE 74 79 71
BROWN 581 557 604
BUREAU 619 635 622
CALHOUN 447 360 494
CARROLL 374 351 432
CASS 391 384 380
CHAMPAIGN 149 162 133
CHRISTIAN 386 419 372
CLARK 714 622 694
CLAY 782 728 774
CLINTON 498 474 453
COLES 481 443 417
CRAWFORD 651 554 562
CUMBERLAND 542 542 511
DEKALB 86 77 80
DEWITT 197 220 206
DOUGLAS 115 115 88
EDGAR 378 329 346
EDWARDS 280 227 219
EFFINGHAM 658 611 597
FAYETTE 1154 980 1004
FORD 82 79 73
FRANKLIN 864 743 853
FULTON 1176 1193 1243
GALLATIN 255 232 249
GREENE 635 632 632
GRUNDY 150 148 194
HAMILTON 756 657 717
HANCOCK 1013 1052 1032
HARDIN 520 419 602
HENDERSON 269 307 264
HENRY 280 290 254
IROQUOIS 287 321 339
JACKSON 1325 1227 1422
JASPER 731 691 667
JEFFERSON 1293 1080 1251
JERSEY 423 350 401
JO DAVIESS 858 1027 1005
JOHNSON 900 857 1026
KANE 26 17 18
KANKAKEE 140 123 132
KENDALL 47 57 53
KNOX 738 682 704
LAKE 5 0 5
LASALLE 409 465 469
LAWRENCE 375 334 348
LEE 323 334 311
LIVINGSTON 311 279 275
LOGAN 233 198 251
MACON 152 158 149
MACOUPIN 1038 987 1025
MADISON 470 379 442
MARION 1022 910 995
MARSHALL 400 407 402
MASON 270 256 235
MASSAC 249 219 261
MCDONOUGH 497 452 461
MCHENRY 180 170 170
MCLEAN 406 409 347
MENARD 223 211 236
MERCER 548 532 521
MONROE 724 667 699
MONTGOMERY 579 520 540
MORGAN 381 375 401
MOULTRIE 151 142 156
OGLE 391 437 436
PEORIA 585 539 571
PERRY 808 716 882
PIATT 88 89 83
PIKE 1016 1029 1174
POPE 950 884 1064
PULASKI 192 177 209
PUTNAM 243 207 250
RANDOLPH 1503 1340 1553
RICHLAND 493 397 431
ROCK ISLAND 417 461 415
SALINE 541 534 602
SANGAMON 396 326 329
SCHUYLER 854 757 800
SCOTT 217 176 197
SHELBY 883 824 757
STARK 117 125 94
ST. CLAIR 547 474 478
STEPHENSON 372 405 365
TAZEWELL 344 314 339
UNION 824 772 913
VERMILION 408 329 323
WABASH 122 101 105
WARREN 295 292 303
WASHINGTON 697 599 640
WAYNE 971 861 943
WHITE 447 465 456
WHITESIDE 353 420 373
WILL 122 148 160
WILLIAMSON 1148 943 1220
WINNEBAGO 172 193 173
WOODFORD 406 372 398
TOTAL 50300 47147 50173

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11/30/2021
 
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