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Illinois deer hunting: Degrees of difference

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By a couple degrees, Paul Shelton wasn't as surprised as I was by the more than 9,000 deer bagged by hunters during the first split portion of the late-winter/CWD seasons, which ended Sunday.

When asked if he was surprised, the forest wildlife program manager said,

No, I thought they would take at least 10,000. until I got up Friday morning and it was one degree.

Lucky him, on my trusty new Christmas-present, high-low thermometer, we bottomed out at -3 Friday morning and by Sunday morning hit -9.

Yikes, that's why I was surprised by the 9,491 deer harvested during the first time for a split portion of the late-winter/CWD seasons. That first four-day split ended Sunday.

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