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Deer Hunting in Illinois Down this Season

Deer hunting season hasn't been as successful this year in Illinois.
Deer hunting season hasn't been as successful this year in Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says a little more than 74,000 deer were taken during the state's firearm season this year. That compares with nearly 100,000 taken during the same period in 2012.

Officials partly blame cool temperatures. The mercury fell to the single digits for part of this year's hunting season.
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