The numbers are in. Hunters in Illinois harvested 57,968 deer during first weekend of firearm season  Nov 20-22.

Illinois hunters blew past last year's total of deer harvested during the first weekend state's firearm season by more than 6,000 deer. The numbers are provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

  • 2015: 57,968 deer
  • 2014: 51,830 deer

The second weekend of this year's deer season is runs through this Sunday, December 6th.

  • The Illinois County that topping the list was Randolph County: 1,619 deer.
  • The fewest were in Lake County where only four deer were taken.

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 57,968 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season, Nov. 20-22. Hunters took 51,830 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2014.

Here are the 2015 results for Stateline Counties (Weekend #1)

  1. Jo Davies: 1453
  2. Ogle County: 582
  3. Stephenson County: 527
  4. Lee: 418
  5. Winnebago: 224
  6. McHenry: 198
  7. DeKalb County: 78
  8. Boone County: 76
  9. Lake: 4

Here are the numbers by County: (2014 number / 2015 Number)

Adams 1414 1561
Alexander 256 335
Bond 405 499
Boone 72 76
Brown 689 737
Bureau 676 714
Calhoun 453 565
Carroll 444 500
Cass 410 490
Champaign 142 142
Christian 389 434
Clark 648 723
Clay 695 761
Clinton 455 426
Coles 318 389
Crawford 618 673
Cumberland 422 483
DeKalb 87 78
DeWitt 206 255
Douglas 105 123
Edgar 382 452
Edwards 290 317
Effingham 519 624
Fayette 1035 1154
Ford 60 90
Franklin 775 911
Fulton 1296 1391
Gallatin 320 322
Greene 633 770
Grundy 231 241
Hamilton 720 805
Hancock 1082 1158
Hardin 628 694
Henderson 378 375
Henry 417 479
Iroquois 365 384
Jackson 1534 1586
Jasper 632 670
Jefferson 1295 1405
Jersey 406 460
JoDaviess 1195 1453
Johnson 1096 1211
Kane 24 16
Kankakee 109 121
Kendall 44 54
Knox 769 830
Lake 4 4
LaSalle 540 547
Lawrence 406 430
Lee 344 418
Livingston 318 281
Logan 249 289
Macon 145 170
Macoupin 775 993
Madison 397 513
Marion 979 1090
Marshall 366 419
Mason 296 325
Massac 344 418
McDonough 507 545
McHenry 190 198
McLean 372 411
Menard 200 248
Mercer 461 536
Monroe 553 733
Montgomery 587 681
Morgan 466 525
Moultrie 145 151
Ogle 514 582
Peoria 613 735
Perry 804 840
Piatt 77 65
Pike 1378 1419
Pope 1178 1237
Pulaski 350 358
Putnam 240 252
Randolph 1384 1619
Richland 485 515
Rock Island 454 559
Saline 555 649
Sangamon 388 470
Schuyler 927 966
Scott 225 276
Shelby 693 832
St. Clair 473 540
Stark 151 146
Stephenson 449 527
Tazewell 328 377
Union 1143 1281
Vermilion 352 426
Wabash 152 151
Warren 340 375
Washington 658 721
Wayne 964 1022
White 524 579
Whiteside 357 476
Will 177 223
Williamson 1090 1202
Winnebago 208 224
Woodford 416 462