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The firearm deer hunting season drew to a close December 2nd, and just over 80,000 total deer were harvested in Illinois. The preliminary harvest for the first segment of firearm season was around 58,000, but Ed Cross of the IDNR says numbers were down in the second segment due to weather.



The exact number of deer harvested was 80,896, about 700 more than 2017.



Remaining deer hunting seasons in Illinois are the Muzzleloader only season now through December 9th, archery season through January 20th, and in some counties antlerless only season December 27-30th, and January 18-20th.

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