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Muzzleloaders have successful weekend

December 12, 2011 at 12:56 PM

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From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources:

Illinois deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 4,827 deer during the muzzleloader season Dec. 9 - 11.

This year’s tally compares to 3,328 deer killed during the 2010 muzzloader season.

Harvest sex ratios were 58 percent female to 42 percent male. 

The top five counties were Pike (285), Fulton (143), Hancock (123), Jefferson (114), and Randolph (108). 

The record muzzleloader season harvest occurred in 2006, with 5,973 deer taken. 

County by county totals are listed in the table below:


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