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Local Hunting Statistics

The deer and turkey hunting seasons are in full swing and DNR has some updated local figures for central Illinois.


DNR Spokesperson Rachel Torbert indicates numbers in DeWitt County and surrounding areas are steady with where we were last year at this time.



As always, safety needs to be the top priority for hunters who will be headed out this fall and winter. Torbert reminds hunters to check those tree stands, let someone know where you'll be and have a phone on you, of course, leaving it on the silence feature.



Firearm deer season is November 22-24 and then December 5-8 and the muzzle-loader season is December 13-15.


For any information on the upcoming seasons and safety information, visit dnr.illinois.gov. 

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