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More than 155,000 deer were harvested by Illinois hunters during the 2015-2016 deer hunting seasons

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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — More than 155,000 deer were harvested by Illinois hunters during the 2015-2016 deer hunting seasons.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says about 155,130 deer were harvested this year, compared to 145,720 deer last year.

Hunters took about 56,730 deer during the archery season from Oct. 1 to Jan. 17. Young hunters harvested about 2,840 deer during the youth season from Oct. 10 to 12.

Nearly 86,900 deer were taken during the traditional firearm season from Nov. 20 to 22 and Dec. 3 to 6. Hunters harvested 2,375 deer during the muzzleloader-only season from Dec. 11 to 13.

About 6,345 deer were harvested during the two late-winter seasons from Dec. 31 to Jan. 3 and Jan. 15 to 17.

Of the deer taken this year, 46 percent were female and 54 percent were male.

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