Turkey permits available at reopened parks
As part of the process of reopening Castle Rock State Park, Hidden Springs State Forest, Moraine View State Park, and Wolf Creek State Park, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is offering wild turkey hunters the opportunity to apply for spring wild turkey hunting permits on these state sites.
Applicants should submit their application form or apply online through DNR Direct for these special hunt areas:
- Castle Rock State Park in Ogle County (CRSP)
- Hidden Springs State Forest, 1st and 2nd season in Shelby County (HSSF)
- Moraine View State Park in McLean County (MVSP)
- Wolf Creek State Park, 1st and 2nd season in Shelby County (WCSP)
Hunters should send the completed application and check or money order to the address on the application or apply online by Mar. 23 to obtain first-season permits. Applications for later hunting seasons need to be submitted three weeks prior to the start of the season selected (see season dates below).
Click here for a permit application form or more information.