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Macoupin County records highest area deer harvest totals from first weekend of firearm season

Macoupin County ranked high on the charts once again statewide for the amount of deer harvested in the first weekend of the Ill. firearm deer season between Nov. 17-19. Macoupin County recorded 1,077 deer killed on the first weekend of firearm season compared to 1,120 the previous year.

Hunters in Ill. harvested a preliminary total of 53,348 deer between Nov. 17-19. Comparatively, hunters took 52,354 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2022.

Illinois’ seven-day firearm deer season concluded Nov. 30 - Dec. 3. Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead include:

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