The first firearm deer hunt numbers were down statewide.
That's according to DNR Spokesperson Rachel Torbert. Wednesday morning on the WHOW Morning Show, Torbert says several factors could be at play.
The first firearm season wasn't without incidents in the fields. Torbert says they had incidents of hunters falling from tree stands and accidental shootings. She says that's a reminder for hunters to be safe when they go out.
Torbert breaks down the deer hunt totals for central Illinois and popular hunting areas in Illinois...
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