Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 54,452 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season--the most of which coming from Adams County. Adams County hunters harvested 1,642 deer from November 18 to 20 which is up 80 from 2015 when Randolph and Jackson Counties ranked first and second respectively.

Here is a full breakdown courtesy of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources:

County20152016
ADAMS15621642
ALEXANDER335283
BOND499390
BOONE7487
BROWN738645
BUREAU715704
CALHOUN565482
CARROLL502529
CASS491475
CHAMPAIGN142165
CHRISTIAN434420
CLARK723715
CLAY761784
CLINTON427457
COLES389388
CRAWFORD673656
CUMBERLAND483494
DEKALB8079
DEWITT256192
DOUGLAS123105
EDGAR452387
EDWARDS317282
EFFINGHAM624589
FAYETTE11571050
FORD9072
FRANKLIN910807
FULTON13931344
GALLATIN322296
GREENE771660
GRUNDY238214
HAMILTON807786
HANCOCK11591079
HARDIN694605
HENDERSON375372
HENRY479404
IROQUOIS384326
JACKSON15861562
JASPER670675
JEFFERSON14041276
JERSEY460444
JODAVIESS13681306
JOHNSON12131166
KANE1518
KANKAKEE122125
KENDALL5167
KNOX831820
LAKE45
LASALLE534537
LAWRENCE429375
LEE419359
LIVINGSTON281293
LOGAN289256
MACON170170
MACOUPIN995967
MADISON513444
MARION10931051
MARSHALL421382
MASON325305
MASSAC418367
MCDONOUGH545597
MCHENRY186168
MCLEAN411363
MENARD249238
MERCER536605
MONROE733704
MONTGOMERY681551
MORGAN526508
MOULTRIE151134
OGLE582538
PEORIA736639
PERRY839814
PIATT6575
PIKE14191346
POPE12391096
PULASKI358281
PUTNAM252213
RANDOLPH16211582
RICHLAND515528
ROCKISLAND559552
SALINE650618
SANGAMON471385
SCHUYLER966901
SCOTT276264
SHELBY834782
STARK146136
STCLAIR540480
STEPHENSON521597
TAZEWELL377351
UNION12811060
VERMILION427392
WABASH151131
WARREN375382
WASHINGTON722672
WAYNE10221035
WHITE578547
WHITESIDE477390
WILL213168
WILLIAMSON12031060
WINNEBAGO219217
WOODFORD463417
TOTAL5787054452