Changes to deer hunting season

deer-featuredIllinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller announced changes last week to the 2014-15 deer hunting season, including the removal of 20 additional counties from the late-winter season and a reduction in the number of firearm permits available in some counties.

IDNR biologists made recommendations for the coming season following a review of deer hunting harvest numbers, deer-vehicle accident data, a survey of Illinois deer hunters, hemorrhagic disease reports and other factors. β€œSolid science is the basis of our deer program,” Miller said. In Monroe County, there will be 300 fewer permits issued for main firearm season. The late winter antler-less season will continue unchanged.

In Randolph County, there will be no changes to the main firearm season. But unlike in previous years, Randolph County will not have a late winter antler-less season.

St. Clair County, like Randolph County, will also not have any changes to the number of permits issued for the main firearm season. But they will not have a late winter antler-less season either.

For more information, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov or email chris.young@illinois.gov.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Republic-Times

The Republic-Times has been Monroe County's hometown newspaper since 1890. Serving Columbia, Waterloo, Valmeyer, Hecker and every town in between, we strive to provide the news that matters most to you in the timeliest manner possible. For more information on subscribing to the Republic-Times, call 939-3814 or visit the "Subscribe" page on this website.
HTC web
BoB_300x200_Digital_MortgageAds_Display_Monroe
BoB_300x200_Digital_MortgageAds_Display_Monroe
MonroeCountyElectric300X15012_19