More than 76,000 deer harvested during Illinois firearm deer season

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Hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 76,232 deer during the seven-day 2023 Illinois firearm deer season that concluded Dec. 3. Comparatively, hunters harvested 76,854 deer during the 2022 firearm season.
The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the 2023 firearm season Nov. 30-Dec. 3 was 22,884, compared with 24,500 deer harvested during the second part of the 2022 season.
The preliminary harvest for the first segment of this year’s firearm season Nov. 17-19 was 53,348 deer.
Remaining 2023-2024 deer hunting opportunities in Illinois include:
A table of preliminary 2023 firearm deer season totals by county and comparable totals for 2022 follows.

County

First 2023

Second 2023

Total 2023

Total 2022

ADAMS

1423

711

2134

2151

ALEXANDER

199

95

294

375

BOND

562

197

759

747

BOONE

74

34

108

106

BROWN

591

279

870

989

BUREAU

695

288

983

904

CALHOUN

476

273

749

724

CARROLL

389

142

531

497

CASS

448

188

636

679

CHAMPAIGN

144

51

195

215

CHRISTIAN

417

165

582

558

CLARK

721

282

1003

1075

CLAY

1007

345

1352

1229

CLINTON

588

211

799

803

COLES

415

174

589

682

CRAWFORD

729

291

1020

936

CUMBERLAND

511

220

731

817

DEKALB

83

43

126

114

DEWITT

220

109

329

336

DOUGLAS

121

45

166

173

EDGAR

413

157

570

587

EDWARDS

283

146

429

458

EFFINGHAM

696

250

946

956

FAYETTE

1166

516

1682

1713

FORD

85

32

117

126

FRANKLIN

888

429

1317

1414

FULTON

1296

529

1825

1839

GALLATIN

306

122

428

441

GREENE

624

386

1010

1019

GRUNDY

217

75

292

272

HAMILTON

750

320

1070

1078

HANCOCK

992

524

1516

1710

HARDIN

467

156

623

736

HENDERSON

320

131

451

429

HENRY

321

138

459

447

IROQUOIS

344

133

477

401

JACKSON

1371

629

2000

2192

JASPER

784

296

1080

1148

JEFFERSON

1286

620

1906

1821

JERSEY

435

209

644

646

JO DAVIESS

967

424

1391

1273

JOHNSON

749

328

1077

1207

KANE

27

10

37

29

KANKAKEE

138

55

193

169

KENDALL

49

14

63

65

KNOX

821

357

1178

1077

LAKE

4

0

4

5

LASALLE

499

222

721

654

LAWRENCE

426

188

614

575

LEE

385

156

541

491

LIVINGSTON

310

92

402

368

LOGAN

215

102

317

307

MACON

135

75

210

230

MACOUPIN

1077

444

1521

1576

MADISON

484

171

655

692

MARION

1202

464

1666

1653

MARSHALL

429

166

595

578

MASON

280

112

392

379

MASSAC

247

139

386

387

MCDONOUGH

528

226

754

755

MCHENRY

204

69

273

211

MCLEAN

432

165

597

517

MENARD

262

114

376

348

MERCER

600

227

827

775

MONROE

821

275

1096

1138

MONTGOMERY

592

282

874

873

MORGAN

432

235

667

674

MOULTRIE

156

79

235

224

OGLE

503

164

667

538

PEORIA

581

267

848

875

PERRY

941

383

1324

1368

PIATT

84

37

121

134

PIKE

1189

624

1813

1840

POPE

994

318

1312

1433

PULASKI

208

87

295

328

PUTNAM

244

90

334

327

RANDOLPH

1506

668

2174

2203

RICHLAND

480

221

701

703

ROCK ISLAND

526

187

713

612

ST. CLAIR

560

331

891

775

SALINE

611

175

786

871

SANGAMON

357

257

614

515

SCHUYLER

875

134

1009

1341

SCOTT

254

426

680

337

SHELBY

895

123

1018

1224

STARK

150

45

195

170

STEPHENSON

375

156

531

524

TAZEWELL

377

128

505

529

UNION

813

355

1168

1195

VERMILION

419

184

603

572

WABASH

126

49

175

176

WARREN

337

153

490

460

WASHINGTON

747

290

1037

1063

WAYNE

938

469

1407

1513

WHITE

542

280

822

867

WHITESIDE

402

189

591

573

WILL

167

71

238

210

WILLIAMSON

1163

570

1733

1948

WINNEBAGO

181

85

266

226

WOODFORD

475

236

711

631

Total

53,348

22,884

76,232

76,854

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