Harvest Information

Total deer harvest and the deer vehicle accident (DVA) rate in Illinois from 1991 to 2017.  The  DVA is calculated by dividing the number of DVAs by the number of vehicle miles travelled. Each county in Illinois is assigned a goal for reducing the deer-vehicle accident rate to a level at or below a set rate, achieved primarily by deer hunting. More hunting permits are issued as the DVA rate increases.  NOTE: The Illinois Department of Transportation did not collect data in 1996, which is why data is missing for that year.
NOTE: The Illinois Department of Transportation did not collect data in 1996, which is why data is missing for that year.
Bar graph showing male and female deer harvest in Illinois from 2005 to 2016.
Male deer harvest in Illinois from 2005 to 2016. Three lines show the harvest rates of the three age classes: adult, yearling, and fawn.
Female deer harvest in Illinois from 2005 to 2016 by age class. The two lines show the adult and fawn harvest.