Figuring bowhunting for deer in Illinois as the season opener comes Oct. 1


Illinois bowhunters harvested more than half of their deer with crossbows last season for the first time.

That continues a steady upward trend since general use of crossbows was legalized in 2017. In the 2021-22 season, 51.5 percent of deer harvest by bowhunters was with a crossbow while…


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