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PRELIMINARY NUMBERS ARE IN AND IT LOOKS LIKE HUNTERS HARVESTED TWO PERCENT MORE DEER OVER THE VARIOUS SEASONS. 
 
HUNTERS TOOK 147 THOUSAND 535 DEER DURING THE 2017-2018 SEASON. 44 PERCENT OF THE DEER HARVESTED WERE DOES AND 56 PERCENT WERE MALES. ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SPOKESPERSON ED CROSS NOTES THE MOST POPULAR SEASON GOT OFF TO A SLOW START, BUT REBOUNDED WELL.
 
 
CROSS SAYS NOW IT’S TIME TO START PLANNING FOR THE FALL.
 
 
ILLINOIS COUNTIES WITH THE HIGHEST HARVEST TOTALS INCLUDE FULTON, PIKE, RANDOLPH, ADAMS AND JACKSON.
 
44 PERCENT OF THE DEER HARVESTED WERE DOES AND 56 PERCENT WERE MALES.

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