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Illinois hunting: Great opening weekend for bowhunters

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A great weekend for the opening of bowhunting for Illinois deer translated to great harvest numbers by Illinois hunters.

Forest wildlife program manager Paul Shelton sent this:

Archery deer season began with near-perfect hunting conditions for the weekend of October 1 and 2. Preliminary weekend harvest was 5345, compared to a harvest of 3136 for the first 2 days of the season in 2010 (note that the season opened on a Friday last year, not Saturday).

Top 5 counties were Pike (153), Fulton (147), Vermilion (146), Jefferson (128), and Peoria (125).

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So I go out this morning to find an action photo of harvesting and, of course, a thick fog is just lifting, so farmers are only working on equipment and such; but fields are being harvested.... Read More

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