First weekend of firearm deer season surpasses last year

Deer harvest in Illinois
Deer harvest in Illinois(25 News Now)
Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 2:22 PM CST
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(25 News Now) - Hunters in Illinois have harvested a total of 52,354 deer during the first weekend of firearm deer season, according to preliminary numbers provided by the state.

That’s an increase of 48,964 deer taken during the first weekend last year.

In Fulton County, 1,249 deer were taken. In Peoria County, 576 deer were taken.

A full table of county numbers can be found at this state link.