Spring wild turkey permits for residents, nonresidents and youth still available
Prairie State Outdoors
Spring Turkey Applications:
Resident and non-resident hunters may apply for 2012 Illinois spring wild turkey season permits online.
The deadline to apply for the third lottery drawing is Feb. 9.
Random daily drawings begin Mar. 9.
Youth spring turkey special hunt area online permit applications will be accepted until Feb. 20.
IRAP youth spring turkey hunting:
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is offering additional youth hunting opportunities on private property this spring through the Illinois Recreational Access Program.
More than 6,000 acres on private property in at least 17 counties are available for kids under the age of 16 for the spring youth wild turkey season and seasons 3 and 4.
Hunters will need to choose the county in which they wish to hunt and a random drawing may be held for each county/site.
For more information or to download a youth turkey hunting permit, visit the IRAP website at http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/IRAP