Post by davecharles on Nov 23, 2011 16:44:19 GMT -8
My wife and I use about 2 large deer a year. In Illinois we can get unlimited archery permits and the firearm permits are by lottery by county. I just took a nice 8 pointer last weekend with the muzzle loader. I still have several seasons to go and permits in my pocket. We are limited to 2 antlered deer per year. It's a shame we can't use centerfire rifles for our deer hunts. Dave
Bag limits can vary by county. But where we hunt we can generally take 5 deer with no more than 2 being bucks.
We usually can get by with a harvest of 2 deer for our immediate family. But every couple of years we'll take a 3rd & give the meat for Christmas presents to some non hunting family members or donate it through "Hunters for the Hungry" program.