Deer hunting seasons conclude with hunters taking total of 147,004 deer
March 2, 2022
Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 147,004 deer during all 2021-2022 archery and firearm seasons that concluded Jan. 16. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 162,752 deer in 2020-2021.
During the 2021-2022 deer seasons, hunters took 43.75% does and 56.25% males.
Archery: Archery deer hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 67,637 deer during the season that began Oct. 1 and concluded Jan. 16. The total archery harvest during the 2020-2021 season was 75,106 deer.
Youth: Youth deer hunters harvested a pre...