Archery deer hunters top 60,000 as season enters home stretch

January 11, 2012 at 03:54 PM

Archery deer hunters have killed 60,213 deer as of Jan. 11, and need just over 3,000 deer to match last year’s total.

Last year, archery hunters killed 63,597 deer.

Deer hunting in Illinois concludes Sunday.

The top counties so far this season for archery are:

1. Pike (2,879)

2. Fulton (1,770)

3. Jefferson (1,390)

4. Adams (1,334)

5. Peoria (1,175)

The second segment of the seven-day split late-winter, antlerless-only and special chronic wasting disease season will be held Friday - Sunday.