The second half of the firearm deer hunting season begins Thursday in Illinois. Firearm hunters may once again take to the woods this Thursday thru Sunday. State Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Chris Young says they encourage hunters to be extra cautious, practicing gun safety and wearing bright orange to make sure they are seen by other hunters.
Hunters harvested nearly 58 thousand deer during the first weekend of the firearm season. That’s an increase of more than six thousand over last year.