Hunters harvested nearly 146,000 deer during the various deer hunting seasons this fall and winter in Illinois.  47% of the deer taken were does, and 53% males, with the most harvested during the popular traditional firearm season.

State Department of Natural Resources spokesman Chris Young says they will take a look at the numbers to see if any changes need to be made for next year.

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The total number of deer harvested this year is about 2,800 less than taken last year in Illinois.  For more information about deer hunting in Illinois, go to


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