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Over 76,000 Deer Harvested During Illinois Firearm Season


Hunters harvested more than 76,000 deer during Illinois’ firearm hunting season.

State Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Rachel Torbert says the second half of what was a great season just wrapped up this past weekend.
"We ended up just a little ahead of where we were last year. So, hunters this year had a preliminary harvest of 76,579 compared with 75,417 last year. So. we're up just about a thousand."

Illinois counties with the largest harvests this year include Randolph, Jackson and Jefferson counties. Next up for hunters: muzzleloader-only season this weekend.

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