Hunters in Illinois harvested fewer deer over the seven-day firearm hunting season compared to last year.
Hunters in Knox County had a busy first three days to the firearm season but not as good as it was last year.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – according to most Illinois deer hunters.
Illinois hunters were quite busy during the two weekends this year that made up the firearm deer hunting season.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Hunters harvested more than 80,000 deer during this year’s firearm season. That’s a slight increase over 2016.