Archery numbers behind last year
Prairie State Outdoors
From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources:
Illinois archery deer hunters have killed 55,188 deer through Dec. 11, behind last year’s pace of 57,398.
Cumulative sex ratios in the deer harvest to date have been 49.4 percent females to 50.6 percent males, but recent harvest has been more heavily weighted toward female deer.
Since the beginning of December, females have comprised 55 percent of deer taken.
Top five counties currently are Pike (2,656), Fulton (1,642), Adams (1,238), Jefferson (1,234), and Peoria (1,090).
he archery season continues through Jan. 15.