Illinois hunters killed 16,565 wild turkeys during the 2010 spring season. Chris Young/The State Journal-Register.
Spring wild turkey hunting season dates
Prairie State Outdoors
From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
The dates for the 2011 Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season:
2011 North Zone season dates
1st Season – Mon., April.11 - Fri., April 15
2nd Season – Sat., April 16 - Thur., April 21
3rd Season – Fri., April 22 - Wed. April 27
4th Season – Thur., April 28 - Wed., May 4
5th Season – Thur., May 5 - Thur., May 12
2011 South Zone season dates
1st Season – Mon., April 4 - Fri., April 8
2nd Season – Sat., April 9 - Thur., April 14
3rd Season – Fri., April 15 - Wed., April 20
4th Season – Thur., April 21 - Wed., April 27
5th Season – Thur., April 28 - Thur., May 5
Permits issued from the third lottery for the 2011 Spring Wild Turkey Season were printed with incorrect season dates.
In addition, some of those permits were printed without the county hunting area.
The hunting information sheet included with those permits does have the correct season dates.
A postcard will be mailed to each hunter receiving permits from the third lottery indicating the county and correct season dates.
2011 Resident Spring Youth Wild Turkey Hunt: Over-the-counter sales of county permits for the Resident Spring Youth Wild Turkey Season began on March 1.
The dates for the 2011 Spring Youth Wild Turkey Season are March 26-27 in the South Zone and April 2-3 in the North Zone.
Hunters killed 16,565 turkeys during the 2010 spring season.
For permit application and other information, check the IDNR website at http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/SpringTurkeyHunting.aspx.