Illinois Hunting Information Seasons

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Illinois Hunting Seasons

FIREARM DEER PERMITS (Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Late-Winter and CWD)

2010 Season Dates:
November 19, 20, 21 (first season)
December 2, 3, 4, 5 (second season)

Application Dates:
1st lottery deadline - April 30: Residents only
2nd lottery deadline - August 16: First time applicants, Non-Residents & rejected applicants
Random daily drawings - Sept 14 - Oct 4: multiple permits

Notice: October 19 - Remaining Random Daily Drawing County Permits will be sold over the counter on a first come, first serve basis. Permits will be sold until quotas are exhausted or until the close of the firearm season.

Residents only - Apply online (Firearm & Muzzleloader) beginning late March

Resident-only Applications available April (download & print)

Non-Resident (Firearm & Muzzleloader) Applications available July (download & print)

Non-Resident Combo Archery Lottery Application will be available online June 1

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Resident Firearm Deer Permit Fees

The cost of a Resident Either-Sex Firearm deer permit: $25

The cost of a Resident Antlerless-Only Firearm deer permit: $17.50

The cost of a Resident Combination Firearm deer permit (either-sex and antlerless-only): $42.50

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Non-Resident Firearm & Archery Deer Permit Info:

The cost of a Non-Resident Either-Sex Firearm and Antlerless Only, Special Hunt Area deer permit: $300

The cost of a Non-Resident Antlerless-Only Firearm deer permit: $25

The cost of a Non-Resident Combination Firearm deer permit (either-sex and antlerless-only): $325

The cost of a Non-Resident Combination Archery deer permit (either-sex and antlerless-only): $410

MUZZLELOADER - ONLY DEER PERMITS

Season Dates:
Dec 10, 11, 12 and Dec 2, 3, 4, 5 (second firearm season)

Application Dates:
1st lottery deadline - April 30: Residents only
2nd lottery deadline - August 16: First time applicants, non-residents & rejected applicants
Random daily drawings - Sept 14 - Oct 4: multiple permits

Notice: October 19 - Remaining Random Daily Drawing County Permits will be sold over the counter on a first come, first serve basis. Permits will be sold until quotas are exhausted or until the close of the muzzleloader season.

Residents only - Apply Online beginning April

Resident-only Applications available April (download & print)

Non-Resident Applications available July (download & print)

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Resident Muzzleloader-Only Deer Permit Fees

The cost of a Resident Either-Sex Muzzleloader-only deer permit: $25
The cost of a Resident Antlerless-Only Muzzleloader-only deer permit: $17.50
The cost of a Resident Combination Muzzleloader-only deer permit (either-sex and antlerless-only): $42.50
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Non-Resident Muzzleloader-only Permit Fees: The cost of a Non-Resident Either-Sex Muzzleloader-only deer permit: $300

The cost of a Non-Resident Anterless-Only Muzzleloader only deer permit: $25

The cost of a Non-Resident Combination Muzzleloader-only deer permit (either-sex and antlerless-only): $325

ARCHERY DEER PERMITS

Season Dates:
October 1 - January 16 in Cook, DuPage, Lake and portions of Kane County east of State Rt 47 . October 1 - January 16 in all other counties except that archery hunting is CLOSED November 19, 20, 21 and December 2, 3, 4, 5 for the two firearm deer seasons. Hunters must wear blaze orange during the Youth Season October 9, 10, the December 10, 11, 12 Muzzleloader season and the Late-winter and CWD Seasons (December 30 - January 2 and January 14 - 16, 2011).

Application dates:

Resident Archery Dates and Fees - Combo tags (Either-Sex and Antlerless-Only) - Over-the-Counter late August

Non-Resident Archery Dates and Fees :

2010 Non-Resident Archery Deer online lottery application - will go live June 1.
You can apply for your lottery permit via the internet. DNR Direct Online License Sales or by phone at 1-888-6PERMIT (1-888-673-7648)

Non-residents are allowed two combination archery permits per season. One from the lottery and one over-the-counter beginning mid August. Antlerless only permits for $25.50 will be available throughout the season over the counter at local license agents, by phone or by internet. If ordering by phone or internet, your permit will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 business days.

The cost of a Non-Resident Archery Combination Deer permit (one either-sex/one antlerless) will be $410. The quota will be 25,000 for Non-Resident combination tags.

The cost of a Non-Resident Archery Antlerless Deer permit (available over the counter) will be $25.50 and there is no quota.

Non-resident archery deer permits issued to outfitter clients who received a permit based on the preference given to outfitter clients are valid only on property controlled by the outfitter used to gain preference

License Requirements:

DO NOT PURCHASE A LICENSE UNTIL YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINED A PERMIT - REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED!! These prices do not reflect convenience fees that may be incurred

Non-Resident:
In addition to a valid deer hunting permit hunters are required to purchase either a 5-Day (35.75) OR Annual (57.75) Hunting License AND a Habitat Stamp (5.50).

All Hunters:
Only one annual license and habitat stamp is required to hunt for the entire 2010 deer season regardless of the number or type of permits held by a hunter. 2010 Licenses are good until March 31, 2011.

YOUTH EITHER SEX FIEARM DEER HUNT (Residents and Non-Residents)

Season Dates:
October 9 & 10

2010 Youth Either Sex Firearm Deer Permits will be sold over-the-counter at any license vendor starting August 3rd until the end of the Youth Deer Season, October 10th. Youth Deer hunters are limited to one Youth Deer Permit per season. The cost of a Youth Either Sex Firearm Deer Permit will be $10.50. If ordering by phone or internet, the permit will be mailed to your within 7 - 10 business days.

LATE WINTER FIREARM SEASON (Handgun, Shotgun, Muzzleloader/Antlerless-Only)

Season Dates:
December 30 - January 2 and January 14-16, 2011

Application dates (Residents and Non-Residents)
Permits will be available over-the-counter at local license agents in mid December. The cost for a Late-Winter Permit will be $17.50.

CWD SEASON (Handgun, Shotgun, Muzzleloader/Antlerless-Only)

Season Dates: December 30 - January 2 and January 14 - 16, 2011
CWD Counties: Boone, DeKalb, Kane (W of Rt. 47), McHenry & Winnebago.

Permits will be available over-the-counter at local license agents in mid December for $5.50

PROPERTY ONLY HUNTING

Definition:
Resident Property Only Hunting (POH) = Landowner/tenant/shareholder/limited liability company member/income trust beneficiary and partner of a partnership (39.5 acres or more)

Non-Resident Property Only Hunting (NR-POH) = Landowner/shareholder/limited liability company member/income trust beneficiary (39.5 acres or more)

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Application Dates:
2010 Resident Free Property Only Hunting Permit Applications available March

2010 Non-Resident Property Only Hunting Firearm Deer Permit Application will be available March

2010 Non-Resident Property Only Hunting Archery Deer Permit Application will be available March

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Non-Resident POH Hunting Permit Fees:

The cost of a NR-POH Either-Sex Firearm permit: $150

The cost of a NR-POH Antlerless-only Firearm deer permit:$25

The cost of a NR-POH Combination Firearm deer permit (either-sex and antlerless-only): $175

The cost of a NR-POH Combination Archery deer permit (either-sex and antlerless-only): $210

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