(AP) -- The Illinois
firearm deer season begins Friday through Sunday and concludes Nov. 29 through
Hunters harvested more than 98,000 deer during last year's seven-day
hunt. So far this year, about 334,000 permits have been issued.
The legal hunting hours for the firearm season are one-half hour before
sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc is reminding
hunters to be safe while enjoying the hunt.
In most counties, hunters who succeed in taking a deer during the
firearm season must register online through the IDNR website or by phoning 1-866-IL-CHECK