Illinois Hunters Harvested 162,575 Deer, But Just 407 in Kane County

Illinois Hunters Harvested 162,575 Deer, But Just 407 in Kane County

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 162,575 deer during all 2020-21 archery and firearm seasons, which concluded Jan. 17, 2021, according to a Monday news release from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 153,174 deer in 2019-20.

During the 2020-21 deer seasons, hunters took 45.4% does and 54.6% males.

Archery:  Archery deer hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 75,544 deer (new record) during the season which began on Oct. 1, 2020 and concluded on Jan. 17, 2021.  The total archery harvest during the 2019-20 season was 67,743 deer.

Youth:  Youth deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 2,321 deer during the three-day Illinois Youth Deer Season (Oct. 10-12, 2020), compared to 3,774 in 2019.

Traditional Firearm Season:  Hunters took a preliminary total of 76,579 deer during the Illinois Firearm Deer Season on Nov. 20-22, 2020 and Dec. 3-6, 2020, compared with 75,417 deer taken during the 2019 firearm season.

Muzzleloader:  Hunters using muzzleloading rifles harvested a preliminary total of 3,447 deer during the Muzzleloader-Only Deer Season on Dec. 11-13, 2020, compared with harvest of 3,076 deer in the 2019 muzzleloader season.

Late-Winter Seasons:  The 2020-21 Late-Winter Antlerless-Only and Special CWD deer seasons concluded on Jan. 17, 2021 with a combined preliminary harvest total for both seasons of 4,684 deer, compared with a harvest of 3,164 deer taken during those seasons in 2019-20. Season dates for the seven-day Late-Winter and CWD seasons were Dec. 31, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021 and Jan. 15-17, 2021.

There were 15 northern Illinois counties open to the Special CWD Season, which is used to assist in slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease in the Illinois deer herd.

There were 20 counties open for the Late-Winter Antlerless Season in 2020-21.  Counties that are at or below their individual deer population goal for two consecutive years may be removed from the Late-Winter season.

For more information on Illinois deer harvest in recent years (prior to 2020-21), check the IDNR website at https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/hunting/deer/Pages/AnnualDeerHarvestReports.aspx

The tables below provide a county-by-county summary of preliminary deer harvest results for 2020-21, and final 2019-20 harvest results for comparison.

2020-2021 Preliminary Deer Harvest

County

Archery

Youth

Firearm

Muzzleloader

LW-CWD

Total

Adams

1549

70

2223

107

0

3949

Alexander

224

12

423

27

0

686

Bond

495

19

664

19

0

1197

Boone

183

2

137

7

33

362

Brown

865

37

947

58

273

2180

Bureau

838

20

1001

49

0

1908

Calhoun

997

24

777

49

0

1847

Carroll

613

4

558

22

105

1302

Cass

745

19

652

28

0

1444

Champaign

429

15

230

16

0

690

Christian

583

23

608

32

0

1246

Clark

966

27

1070

57

0

2120

Clay

759

33

1217

35

134

2178

Clinton

674

18

685

28

0

1405

Coles

839

13

673

20

0

1545

Cook

191

0

0

0

0

191

Crawford

1094

20

932

24

108

2178

Cumberland

602

39

856

29

0

1526

DeKalb

217

2

113

6

27

365

DeWitt

631

10

365

19

0

1025

Douglas

226

9

163

7

0

405

DuPage

42

0

0

0

0

42

Edgar

589

11

542

31

0

1173

Edwards

331

8

383

17

0

739

Effingham

693

51

946

24

117

1831

Fayette

1226

32

1610

59

0

2927

Ford

63

2

123

5

0

193

Franklin

1352

29

1268

64

0

2713

Fulton

1714

54

1914

74

349

4105

Gallatin

352

12

423

15

0

802

Greene

1038

49

1066

53

0

2206

Grundy

370

7

252

10

71

710

Hamilton

1011

38

1065

47

189

2350

Hancock

1087

48

1778

94

0

3007

Hardin

461

8

684

37

0

1190

Henderson

411

12

454

14

75

966

Henry

583

16

448

23

0

1070

Iroquois

535

11

491

31

0

1068

Jackson

1394

61

2081

61

0

3597

Jasper

860

38

1076

49

0

2023

Jefferson

1949

63

1885

99

0

3996

Jersey

669

24

633

28

0

1354

JoDaviess

1213

28

1544

68

359

3212

Johnson

871

32

1318

41

0

2262

Kane

407

0

31

2

6

446

Kankakee

338

5

193

5

47

588

Kendall

215

0

78

3

25

321

Knox

1111

19

1136

43

188

2497

Lake

384

0

1

0

0

385

LaSalle

858

10

701

25

195

1789

Lawrence

599

11

562

36

0

1208

Lee

509

17

532

20

77

1155

Livingston

248

10

386

15

53

712

Logan

467

21

336

16

0

840

Macon

568

14

267

32

0

881

Macoupin

1296

25

1535

50

215

3121

Madison

1155

24

617

23

73

1892

Marion

1271

51

1472

60

221

3075

Marshall

432

20

592

26

0

1070

Mason

553

18

385

18

0

974

Massac

403

12

391

16

0

822

McDonough

655

16

765

48

119

1603

McHenry

664

5

291

17

66

1043

McLean

629

17

628

33

0

1307

Menard

514

6

382

25

0

927

Mercer

626

16

833

39

93

1607

Monroe

536

33

977

26

114

1686

Montgomery

932

31

811

33

0

1807

Morgan

685

19

627

26

0

1357

Moultrie

489

9

228

12

0

738

Ogle

767

14

680

22

182

1665

Peoria

1117

16

866

39

0

2038

Perry

1159

36

1254

63

376

2888

Piatt

287

5

133

11

0

436

Pike

2419

115

1871

140

0

4545

Pope

1049

27

1272

55

0

2403

Pulaski

300

19

284

13

0

616

Putnam

290

8

320

18

51

687

Randolph

1426

112

2244

111

0

3893

Richland

579

23

670

25

0

1297

Rock Island

681

8

693

29

120

1531

Saline

740

42

867

41

208

1898

Sangamon

1005

22

555

29

0

1611

Schuyler

1115

44

1283

59

0

2501

Scott

343

12

311

15

0

681

Shelby

1048

42

1240

51

150

2531

St. Clair

889

31

717

18

0

1655

Stark

145

5

182

8

0

340

Stephenson

555

12

614

21

0

1202

Tazewell

803

17

495

16

142

1473

Union

967

37

1236

62

0

2302

Vermilion

1179

15

555

36

0

1785

Wabash

267

4

164

16

0

451

Warren

319

6

471

18

0

814

Washington

700

20

959

36

0

1715

Wayne

1249

43

1441

75

0

2808

White

708

29

806

56

0

1599

Whiteside

579

14

606

22

0

1221

Will

829

10

250

23

61

1173

Williamson

1596

36

1639

57

0

3328

Winnebago

564

5

280

7

62

918

Woodford

792

33

586

23

0

1434

Total

75544

2321

76579

3447

4684

162575

2019-2020 Final Deer Harvest

County

Archery

Youth

Firearm

Muzzleloader

LW-CWD

Total

Adams

1492

125

2178

80

0

3875

Alexander

232

24

453

24

0

733

Bond

420

26

710

13

0

1169

Boone

145

4

109

2

21

281

Brown

876

62

970

39

171

2118

Bureau

719

31

967

44

0

1761

Calhoun

891

56

849

42

0

1838

Carroll

598

16

641

20

75

1350

Cass

666

24

599

28

0

1317

Champaign

393

17

208

19

0

637

Christian

546

29

564

27

0

1166

Clark

846

35

1042

59

0

1982

Clay

652

61

1098

29

90

1930

Clinton

565

33

631

22

0

1251

Coles

769

20

621

22

0

1432

Cook

145

0

0

0

0

145

Crawford

904

48

885

29

133

1999

Cumberland

584

43

772

31

0

1430

DeKalb

179

3

108

8

23

321

DeWitt

526

21

355

24

0

926

Douglas

180

9

137

9

0

335

DuPage

42

0

0

0

0

42

Edgar

490

20

530

28

0

1068

Edwards

308

22

365

19

0

714

Effingham

620

75

888

28

74

1685

Fayette

1081

58

1514

52

0

2705

Ford

59

5

106

5

0

175

Franklin

1240

42

1376

65

0

2723

Fulton

1747

99

1904

69

209

4028

Gallatin

315

11

399

14

0

739

Greene

913

66

1043

52

0

2074

Grundy

356

10

266

11

39

682

Hamilton

876

64

1043

41

147

2171

Hancock

903

72

1655

83

0

2713

Hardin

494

20

858

44

0

1416

Henderson

312

23

406

17

48

806

Henry

537

27

407

21

0

992

Iroquois

428

25

493

28

0

974

Jackson

1267

92

2109

77

0

3545

Jasper

733

59

1031

37

0

1860

Jefferson

1720

101

1889

99

0

3809

Jersey

638

41

626

21

0

1326

JoDaviess

1129

62

1455

37

315

2998

Johnson

784

54

1384

44

0

2266

Kane

327

1

24

2

6

360

Kankakee

305

11

197

11

34

558

Kendall

196

5

65

6

18

290

Knox

1007

39

1086

45

85

2262

Lake

290

0

5

0

0

295

LaSalle

718

25

703

25

113

1584

Lawrence

559

27

577

30

0

1193

Lee

437

25

449

21

39

971

Livingston

236

12

363

5

37

653

Logan

448

31

359

20

0

858

Macon

495

23

221

31

0

770

Macoupin

1236

79

1557

53

113

3038

Madison

987

47

633

26

36

1729

Marion

1186

77

1470

41

173

2947

Marshall

393

25

572

19

0

1009

Mason

497

25

357

15

0

894

Massac

401

14

435

16

0

866

McDonough

577

44

713

39

56

1429

McHenry

582

2

241

5

43

873

McLean

540

22

524

27

0

1113

Menard

443

23

361

20

0

847

Mercer

538

42

789

26

70

1465

Monroe

473

44

949

20

58

1544

Montgomery

841

50

799

22

0

1712

Morgan

678

30

632

20

0

1360

Moultrie

400

17

238

8

0

663

Ogle

638

27

634

18

118

1435

Peoria

969

38

853

28

0

1888

Perry

1006

67

1319

58

291

2741

Piatt

262

9

116

9

0

396

Pike

2155

171

1929

142

0

4397

Pope

938

35

1431

68

0

2472

Pulaski

299

22

279

10

51

661

Putnam

296

9

337

12

0

654

Randolph

1289

173

2260

72

0

3794

Richland

537

28

685

24

0

1274

Rock Island

682

29

601

22

41

1375

Saline

656

48

880

38

131

1753

Sangamon

937

29

524

27

0

1517

Schuyler

1076

72

1316

55

0

2519

Scott

298

15

319

13

0

645

Shelby

1004

53

1116

45

82

2300

St. Clair

748

39

639

17

0

1443

Stark

144

8

149

10

0

311

Stephenson

532

17

548

12

107

1216

Tazewell

678

29

494

19

0

1220

Union

944

54

1293

51

0

2342

Vermilion

945

22

510

37

0

1514

Wabash

225

9

147

8

0

389

Warren

281

10

465

13

0

769

Washington

623

43

909

32

0

1607

Wayne

1092

60

1416

50

0

2618

White

576

37

757

50

0

1420

Whiteside

493

27

560

13

0

1093

Will

733

16

238

14

50

1051

Williamson

1402

36

1860

60

0

3358

Winnebago

480

8

265

11

67

831

Woodford

695

59

605

22

0

1381

Total

67743

3774

75417

3076

3164

153174