Mercer County Archery Deer Numbers

Mercer County deer hunters have harvested 386 deer during the archery season that began on Oct. 1. A statewide update from Tim Schweizer with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Archery season continues through Jan. 16, but is closed during the firearm deer weekends—this weekend and Dec. 2-5.
Last year during the first firearm weekend, Mercer County hunters harvested 532 deer.