Hunting permits available

October 07, 2011 at 01:04 PM

From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources:

Remaining Firearm Deer Permits:  Illinois firearm deer permits remaining following the close of random daily drawings will be available over-the-counter from Oct. 18-Dec. 11.

Resident Archery Deer and Fall Turkey Permits:  Resident combination archery deer permits, resident antlerless-only archery deer permits, and resident archery fall turkey hunting permits are available over-the-counter.

Non-Resident Deer and Turkey Permits: Remaining non-resident 2011 Illinois combination archery deer permits, non-resident antlerless-only archery deer permits, and non-resident archery fall turkey permits are available over-the-counter.

Find license and permit vendors:

Late-Winter and CWD Deer Special Hunt Area Applications: Hunters may apply online from Oct. 25-Nov. 28 for site-specific permits for designated IDNR Special Hunt Areas for the Late-Winter Firearm and CWD Deer Hunts. 

A list of Special Hunt Areas open only to hunters with site-specific Late-Winter and CWD season permits is available at this link:

Apply online only. Paper applications will not be available.

Hunters may submit only one online Special Hunt Area application.  Unfilled 2011 site-specific firearm, muzzleloader or youth permits for these sites are not valid during the Late-Winter Firearm and CWD Deer season (except at sites where standby hunting is available).

Late-Winter and CWD Deer Hunt Open Counties/Permits:  Permits for Illinois counties that are open for the 2011-12 Late-Winter Firearm Deer and CWD Deer Hunting Seasons will be available over-the-counter from Dec. 13 through Jan. 15, 2012. 

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