More than 1,200 deer killed in Fayette County during first season

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By The Staff

There were 1,264 deer killed in Fayette County during the first season, according to totals released by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Seventy-two fewer deer were killed in the county from Nov. 19-21 than were killed during the first season last year.

Statewide, 68,037 deer were killed, an increase of 1,911 from last year.

Pike County, located in west-central Illinois, recorded the highest total for the first season, with 1,957.

The second season is this Thursday through Sunday.

Listed below are totals from the counties surrounding Fayette County, with the differential from last year in parenthesis.

Bond – 535 (-31)
Clay – 947 (+5)
Clinton – 588 (+7)
Effingham – 774 (+9)
Marion – 1,276 (-98)
Montgomery – 820 (-21)
Shelby – 1012 (+16)