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Archery deer hunters stay close to last year’s pace

November 07, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Prairie State Outdoors

From Paul Shelton, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Forest Wildlife Program Manager:

Through Nov. 6, Illinois archers have harvested 33,039 deer, compared to 33,459 during the same period last year. 

The top five counties to date are Pike (1,591), Fulton (1,000), Adams (720), Peoria (704), and Jefferson (702).

Hunters took 4,840 deer during the Nov. 5-6 weekend, the highest two-day total since opening weekend.

Conditions were best on Saturday, as significant winds blew throughout most the day Sunday.

The cumulative composition of the harvest to date has been 58 percent female and 42 percent male.

Last weekend’s harvest was 61 percent male.

County by county numbers are below:


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