Last-minute hunting permits available

November 05, 2011 at 07:30 PM

Firearm Deer Permits: 

Remaining Illinois firearm deer permits are available over-the-counter through Dec. 11 or until quotas are exhausted.

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 Fall 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.

Late-Winter and CWD Deer Special Hunt Area Applications: 

Hunters may apply online through Nov. 28 for site-specific permits for designated DNR Special Hunt Areas for the Late-Winter Firearm and CWD Deer Hunts. 

The online application system is available at

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

Permits for these sites are limited and are only available through the online application until Nov. 28 (paper applications are not 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 County Permits: 

2011-2012 Late-Winter Firearm Antlerless-only Deer county permits will be available over the counter beginning on Tues., Dec. 13. 

County permits for the CWD Deer Season will also be available OTC beginning on Dec. 13. 

The dates for the seven-day Late-Winter and CWD deer seasons are Dec. 29, 2011-Jan. 1, 2012 and Jan. 13-15, 2012. 

For a list of permit vendors, visit: