Thursday, January 21, 2010

ILLINOIS NEWS: Near Record Deer Harvest in 2009

Officials say hunters killed nearly 200,000 deer in the latest deer hunting season.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources says a still-preliminary figure of 189,277 deer for the 2009-2010 season compares with a similar total of 188,901 for the 2008-2009 period.

The agency says hunters took 50.5 percent does and 49.5 percent males in the latest harvest.

Illinois' record deer harvest occurred in 2005-2006 season, when 201,301 deer were taken.


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