Deer Hunters Having Better Year

December 12, 2014

(Springfield, IL)  --  Illinois deer hunters are doing a little better this year, compared with last.  Preliminary numbers from the firearm season show a three-percent rise in the number of deer taken, which translates to a total of 76-thousand-500 animals.  Almost 60 counties had more deer killed; while almost 50 counties had fewer.  The top counties were Pike, Jackson and Adams, each with more than 21-hundred deer shot.  Fulton County followed with just under 2,000 deer shot.

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