Youth turkey hunters should apply now for IRAP sites

December 06, 2013 at 08:03 AM

The Illinois Recreational Access Program is accepting applications from youth turkey hunters for private-land hunting sites in 25 counties throughout Illinois.

Youth under the age of 16 who have passed a hunter safety course are eligible to apply for spring turkey hunting on an IRAP site.

IRAP sites are available for spring youth turkey season and spring turkey seasons 3 and 4.

Applicants applying for Youth Turkey Season will need to fill out an application and mail it to IDNR prior to February 25, 2014.

Successful applicants will be notified and instructed as to where their hunting site is located within the county they applied for, will be given a map and an IRAP permit allowing them to hunt on the specified private property.

Youth hunters applying for an IRAP site for Seasons 3 or 4 will need to apply online for an IDNR turkey permit as soon as possible.

Successful youth receiving his or her turkey tag for their choice county in Season 3 or 4 will then need to send in an IRAP youth turkey application.

For more information or to apply for an IRAP turkey hunting site, go to this link:

http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/IRAP/Pages/YouthTurkeyHunting.aspx