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Illinois deer hunting: 181,936

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Illinois deer hunters bagged a preliminary total of 181,936 deer in all seasons, down nearly 10 percent from the record year of 2005-06.

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Here's the official word from the IDNR:

Hunters in Illinois Harvest 181,936 Deer During 2010-11 Seasons


SPRINGFIELD, IL -
Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 181,936 deer during all 2010-11 seasons. Deer hunting in the state closed on Jan. 16 as hunters wrapped up the archery season and the last segments of the late-winter and special Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) deer hunting seasons.

The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons of 181,936 compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 189,277 in 2009-10. In this year's deer harvest, hunters took 50 percent does and 50 percent males. Illinois' record deer harvest occurred in 2005-06, when 201,301 deer were taken.

"During the past seven years, liberal permit quotas and seasons have allowed Illinois deer hunters to reach record harvest levels as biologists have worked to control herds and curb population growth in many counties," said IDNR Forest Wildlife Program Manager Paul Shelton. "However, as goals are achieved, harvests tend to decline and stabilize. Management is all about maintaining a quality herd at desirable and sustainable densities, so we'll be studying the data so that we can adjust harvest levels as appropriate to strike a balance between the need for herd control and the need to provide recreational opportunities."

Hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 63,584 deer during the 2010-11 archery deer season (Oct. 1, 2010-Jan. 16, 2011), compared with the archery deer harvest of 64,864 in the 2009-10 season.

The combined preliminary harvest total of both the late-winter antlerless-only and the special CWD deer seasons was 14,843, compared with a harvest of 17,826 deer taken during those seasons last year. The seven-day split seasons for the late-winter and special CWD hunts seasons were Dec. 30, 2010-Jan.2, 2011 and Jan. 14-16, 2011. Hunters in Boone, DeKalb, McHenry and Winnebago Counties and Kane County west of Ill. Rt. 47 participated in the special CWD season, while another 70 counties were open for the late-winter antlerless-only deer season. The special CWD season is used to assist in controlling the spread of chronic wasting disease in the Illinois deer herd, while the late-winter season provides additional harvest opportunities as a deer population management tool.

Hunters took a preliminary total of 98,700 deer during the 2010 Illinois firearm deer season (Nov. 19-21 and Dec. 2-5), 3,276 deer during the 2010 muzzleloader-only deer season (Dec. 10-12), and 1,533 deer during the 2010 Illinois youth deer season (Oct. 9-10).

Preliminary county harvest totals for all the 2010-11 Illinois deer seasons are detailed below, followed by a table of comparable figures for the 2009-10 seasons.


Illinois Deer Harvest Summary for 2010-2011 Season

2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010
County Youth Firearm Muzzleloader LW-CWD Archery Total
Adams 31 2,468 47 436 1,342 4,324
Alexander 4 510 29 212 755
Bond 11 755 7 103 416 1,292
Boone 2 134 6 30 126 298
Brown 23 1,308 49 318 961 2,659
Bureau 20 1,418 74 308 801 2,621
Calhoun 22 1,101 39 330 980 2,472
Carroll 8 1,026 35 206 713 1,988
Cass 7 682 21 106 595 1,411
Champaign 8 317 29 427 781
Christian 10 649 29 64 446 1,198
Clark 22 1,329 51 256 824 2,482
Clay 19 1,366 38 213 611 2,247
Clinton 10 792 19 74 410 1,305
Coles 16 774 13 94 654 1,551
Cook 158 158
Crawford 8 1,179 24 247 841 2,299
Cumberland 10 884 23 113 371 1,401
DeKalb 5 224 13 61 238 541
DeWitt 7 411 24 616 1,058
Douglas 2 198 9 164 373
DuPage 68 68
Edgar 20 816 43 92 458 1,429
Edwards 4 488 19 83 251 845
Effingham 23 1,029 13 89 418 1,572
Fayette 28 1,756 46 287 764 2,881
Ford 0 129 7 67 203
Franklin 17 1,221 38 825 2,101
Fulton 42 2,495 84 536 1,846 5,003
Gallatin 14 612 30 371 1,027
Greene 25 1,439 30 246 844 2,584
Grundy 5 460 26 126 435 1,052
Hamilton 13 1,196 46 233 589 2,077
Hancock 23 1,959 60 328 758 3,128
Hardin 15 1,003 51 402 1,471
Henderson 10 624 16 95 234 979
Henry 9 794 24 152 497 1,476
Iroquois 16 731 66 486 1,299
Jackson 26 2,179 44 914 3,163
Jasper 31 1,217 46 658 1,952
Jefferson 32 2,184 74 472 1,473 4,235
Jersey 6 940 19 140 568 1,673
JoDaviess 32 2,285 82 519 1,027 3,945
Johnson 22 1,704 40 254 722 2,742
Kane 0 60 7 18 406 491
Kankakee 6 232 11 317 566
Kendall 3 96 10 236 345
Knox 15 1,553 50 283 959 2,860
Lake 5 449 454
LaSalle 21 1,267 77 260 1,138 2,763
Lawrence 7 591 16 91 430 1,135
Lee 9 733 38 521 1,301
Livingston 8 641 25 319 993
Logan 6 438 16 86 290 836
Macon 8 330 26 603 967
Macoupin 26 1,733 35 214 957 2,965
Madison 21 888 20 137 1,139 2,205
Marion 31 1,829 48 343 1,114 3,365
Marshall 10 774 20 114 389 1,307
Mason 17 600 14 51 402 1,084
Massac 12 684 45 394 1,135
McDonough 15 1,089 26 187 564 1,881
McHenry 2 292 11 61 580 946
McLean 16 779 28 171 694 1,688
Menard 6 467 19 67 296 855
Mercer 12 975 21 164 428 1,600
Monroe 5 995 18 90 301 1,409
Montgomery 23 1,128 20 137 699 2,007
Morgan 13 929 19 142 554 1,657
Moultrie 8 338 13 313 672
Ogle 20 1,085 45 197 725 2,072
Peoria 24 1,558 46 334 1,255 3,217
Perry 9 1,240 38 283 701 2,271
Piatt 5 201 8 250 464
Pike 86 3,130 116 769 3,230 7,331
Pope 13 1,712 43 888 2,656
Pulaski 13 758 33 300 1,104
Putnam 6 496 28 133 326 989
Randolph 44 2,192 45 390 918 3,589
Richland 16 810 18 136 449 1,429
Rock Island 10 896 47 161 611 1,725
Saline 29 1,066 29 210 571 1,905
Sangamon 12 838 35 140 737 1,762
Schuyler 28 1,656 73 334 987 3,078
Scott 6 588 14 78 238 924
Shelby 19 1,411 31 165 746 2,372
St. Clair 14 902 27 125 649 1,717
Stark 7 361 10 51 158 587
Stephenson 10 1,092 41 175 428 1,746
Tazewell 11 712 22 112 727 1,584
Union 22 1,680 51 261 760 2,774
Vermilion 25 877 59 234 1,066 2,261
Wabash 8 313 8 71 211 611
Warren 5 643 23 58 306 1,035
Washington 9 1,152 25 452 1,638
Wayne 32 1,804 55 442 946 3,279
White 23 1,022 31 307 621 2,004
Whiteside 11 849 35 139 432 1,466
Will 1 357 22 864 1,244
Williamson 31 1,664 34 906 2,635
Winnebago 6 427 16 93 383 925
Woodford 20 976 52 218 670 1,936
Total 1,533 98,700 3,276 14,843 63,584 181,936


Illinois Deer Harvest Summary for 2009-2010 Season

2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009
County Youth Firearm Muzzleloader LW-CWD Archery Total
Adams 81 2,480 81 560 1,411 4,613
Alexander 4 560 33 275 872
Bond 23 842 30 105 429 1,429
Boone 8 155 7 47 169 386
Brown 34 1,478 72 392 890 2,866
Bureau 25 1,285 97 444 895 2,746
Calhoun 42 1,385 91 366 1,081 2,965
Carroll 21 1,027 56 233 636 1,973
Cass 17 731 39 138 637 1,562
Champaign 11 286 44 410 751
Christian 18 606 27 122 498 1,271
Clark 29 1,328 62 192 812 2,423
Clay 36 1,318 46 211 632 2,243
Clinton 28 809 24 77 408 1,346
Coles 12 703 16 90 636 1,457
Cook 221 221
Crawford 24 1,161 40 188 838 2,251
Cumberland 13 889 26 110 402 1,440
DeKalb 4 215 17 82 225 543
DeWitt 9 391 29 576 1,005
Douglas 2 188 12 164 366
DuPage 70 70
Edgar 20 771 43 106 442 1,382
Edwards 6 510 25 80 220 841
Effingham 34 1,028 23 105 489 1,679
Fayette 61 1,909 60 329 815 3,174
Ford 5 113 7 73 198
Franklin 31 1,206 48 796 2,081
Fulton 79 2,616 124 709 1,816 5,344
Gallatin 14 644 42 388 1,088
Greene 32 1,385 57 285 765 2,524
Grundy 9 398 23 132 432 994
Hamilton 27 1,307 54 178 550 2,116
Hancock 37 1,953 109 466 808 3,373
Hardin 26 1,062 67 340 1,495
Henderson 4 601 27 134 255 1,021
Henry 12 698 56 193 547 1,506
Iroquois 20 654 47 489 1,210
Jackson 33 2,154 82 748 3,017
Jasper 35 1,246 62 656 1,999
Jefferson 81 2,381 103 492 1,555 4,612
Jersey 26 938 34 174 589 1,761
JoDaviess 50 2,282 114 640 1,061 4,147
Johnson 31 1,771 67 219 614 2,702
Kane 1 55 3 29 410 498
Kankakee 4 207 14 345 570
Kendall 3 97 14 273 387
Knox 37 1,431 85 409 1,004 2,966
Lake 10 487 497
LaSalle 30 1,140 71 421 1,291 2,953
Lawrence 7 670 28 108 437 1,250
Lee 18 668 47 514 1,247
Livingston 8 483 30 333 854
Logan 4 395 19 112 266 796
Macon 11 318 32 580 941
Macoupin 47 1,737 56 272 952 3,064
Madison 26 941 33 135 1,037 2,172
Marion 68 1,998 68 332 1,154 3,620
Marshall 23 761 35 145 396 1,360
Mason 28 644 34 106 417 1,229
Massac 11 657 41 332 1,041
McDonough 22 1,109 64 277 610 2,082
McHenry 4 376 18 121 621 1,140
McLean 20 673 49 193 585 1,520
Menard 8 449 26 115 364 962
Mercer 12 871 50 180 410 1,523
Monroe 20 1,088 24 94 278 1,504
Montgomery 27 1,191 36 175 737 2,166
Morgan 23 1,093 39 169 641 1,965
Moultrie 17 292 28 353 690
Ogle 21 1,105 58 333 831 2,348
Peoria 43 1,514 68 432 1,307 3,364
Perry 31 1,345 37 285 606 2,304
Piatt 6 194 10 234 444
Pike 120 3,266 221 945 3,579 8,131
Pope 7 1,769 63 763 2,602
Pulaski 7 726 36 279 1,048
Putnam 9 563 37 174 363 1,146
Randolph 77 2,259 82 381 879 3,678
Richland 18 879 22 130 427 1,476
Rock Island 20 914 43 271 673 1,921
Saline 25 965 56 179 501 1,726
Sangamon 30 831 45 172 816 1,894
Schuyler 36 1,687 93 431 988 3,235
Scott 10 560 27 92 245 934
Shelby 34 1,443 53 210 749 2,489
St. Clair 25 922 40 130 711 1,828
Stark 9 306 22 64 153 554
Stephenson 17 935 37 262 527 1,778
Tazewell 21 736 31 177 748 1,713
Union 32 1,761 79 309 768 2,949
Vermilion 26 824 52 290 1,160 2,352
Wabash 6 310 11 38 222 587
Warren 3 612 29 128 298 1,070
Washington 13 1,172 37 405 1,627
Wayne 42 1,890 82 483 1,007 3,504
White 27 1,043 61 278 656 2,065
Whiteside 18 771 50 193 524 1,556
Will 9 362 27 956 1,354
Williamson 39 1,626 50 753 2,468
Winnebago 10 447 23 192 442 1,114
Woodford 25 938 55 255 685 1,958
Total 2,409 99,493 4,704 17,826 64,845 189,277


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