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52,000 deer taken in first firearm season weekend

52,000 deer taken in first firearm season weekend

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 52,354 deer during the first weekend of the firearm deer season Nov. 18-20.

Hunters took 48,964 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2021.

Illinois’ seven-day firearm deer season concludes Dec. 1-4. Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead include muzzleloader-only deer season Dec. 9-11; late-winter antlerless-only and CWD  deer seasons, in select counties only, Dec. 29-Jan. 1 and Jan.13-15. Archery deer season continues through Jan. 15 and is closed Dec. 1-4 in counties open for firearm deer season.

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