February 7, 2023

Bow Hunters Successful in Thinning Deer Herd

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It was the first time that hunting was allowed in McHenry County, Illinois. The hunt was made as a special hunt in the 1500-acre Silver Creek and Hickory Grove conservation areas. Deer were too plentiful and were destroying their own habitat. Officials opted to allow bow hunters to go into the area from November 1-15.

There were a total of 117 deer taken in that area for the entire hunting season which began on October 1st, running for three months, but 51 deer were taken during the November special season. Officials declared the effort a success.

Tom Remington