Mercer County Hunters Ready For First Firearm Deer Weekend

Mercer County hunters gearing up for the first weekend of the firearm deer season in Illinois. A reminder about tree stand safety from conservation police officer Zach Williams.

The first firearm deer weekend runs Friday through Sunday. Last year during the first weekend, Mercer County hunters harvested 548 deer. The second and final firearm season in Illinois runs Dec. 1-4.