Second And Final Firearm Deer Season Begins Thursday

deer second seasonMercer County deer hunters get set to take aim for the second and final weekend of the firearm deer season this Thursday through Sunday. During the first weekend November 22nd through the 24th 565 deer were harvested in Mercer County–that compares to 755 during the same period a year ago. Statewide, the deer harvest also down considerably from a year ago–55,700 this year compared to 72,100 last year says Tim Schweizer with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Last year during the second firearm weekend, Mercer County hunters took in 261 deer.