Hunters Harvest Nearly 81,000 Deer during Illinois’ Firearm Season

Hunters harvested nearly 81 thousand deer during Illinois’ firearm season.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Spokesperson Ed Cross says hunters took nearly 59 thousand deer the first weekend of firearm season and then about 22 thousand the second season. ‘
He says weather was a factor.

The total harvest of 80 thousand 896 deer is up by about 800 over last year.