99,000 Deer Taken During IL Firearm Season

Dec 7, 2012

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says hunters harvested more than 99 thousand deer during this year's firearm season. The preliminary total is about 2,500 higher than last year.  I-D-N-R Forest Wildlife Program Manager Paul Shelton says hunters probably benefited from this year’s split season because of warmer weather.

The state's three-day muzzleloader season is Friday through Sunday.