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Illinois

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

Premier deer hunting opportunities with trophy quality

Terrain

Hilly in the northwest and the rest of the state consists of rolling farmland

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Bobcat
Bobcat
Closed Nov. 18-20 and Dec. 1-4.
Nov 10, 2022 Feb 15, 2023
Coyote
Coyote
Closed during firearm Deer season Nov. 18-20 and Dec. 1-4.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery
Some counties have different dates. Check regulations booklet for specific dates.
Oct 1, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Deer
Deer – Youth Firearm
Oct 8, 2022 Oct 10, 2022
Deer
Deer – Firearm Part 1
Nov 18, 2022 Nov 20, 2022
Deer
Deer – Firearm Part 2
Dec 1, 2022 Dec 4, 2022
Deer
Deer – Muzzleloader Part 2
Hunters may also use a muzzleloader permit with a muzzleloading rifle during 2nd Firearm Deer Season.
Dec 1, 2022 Dec 4, 2022
Deer
Deer – Muzzleloader Part 1
Dec 9, 2022 Dec 11, 2022
Dove
Dove – Early
Daily bag limit 15.
Sep 1, 2022 Nov 14, 2022
Dove
Dove – Late
Daily bag limit 15.
Dec 26, 2022 Jan 9, 2023
Duck
Duck – Teal
Teal Season
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 25, 2022
Duck
Duck, Coot, and Merganser – North Zone
Oct 22, 2022 Dec 20, 2022
Duck
Duck, Coot, and Merganser – Central Zone
Oct 29, 2022 Dec 27, 2022
Duck
Duck, Coot, and Merganser – South Central Zone
Nov 12, 2022 Jan 10, 2023
Duck
Duck, Coot, and Merganser – South Zone
Dec 3, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Fox
Fox
Closed during Firearm Deer season Nov. 18-20 and Dec. 1-4.
Nov 10, 2022 Feb 15, 2023
Goose
Goose – Early Canada
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 15, 2022
Goose
Goose – North Zone
Canada, Snow, and Brant Goose
Oct 22, 2022 Jan 19, 2023
Goose
Goose – White-fronted Goose – North Zone
Oct 24, 2022 Jan 19, 2023
Goose
Goose – Central Zone
Canada, Snow, and Brant Goose. Canada goose closed 11/7-11/11.
Oct 29, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – White-fronted Goose – Central Zone
Nov 4, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – South Central Zone
Canada, Snow, White-fronted, and Brant Goose
Nov 12, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – South Zone
Canada, Snow, White-fronted, and Brant Goose
Dec 3, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Pheasant
Pheasant – North
Daily bag limit 2.
Nov 5, 2022 Jan 8, 2023
Pheasant
Pheasant – South
Daily bag limit 2.
Nov 5, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Quail Game Type
Quail – North Zone
Daily bag limit 8.
Nov 5, 2022 Jan 8, 2023
Quail Game Type
Quail – South Zone
Daily bag limit 8.
Nov 5, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Youth 2nd Season
North and South zones open for youth.
Apr 2, 2022 Apr 3, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring South Zone
1st-5th season.
Apr 4, 2022 May 5, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Youth Season
North and South Zones open for youth.
Apr 9, 2022 Apr 10, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring North Zone
1st-5th season.
Apr 11, 2022 May 12, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Archery
Hunting allowed in certain counties. See regulations for more details.
Oct 1, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Shotgun
Oct 22, 2022 Oct 30, 2022

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Hunting GPS Maps

Illinois Hunting Map Layers

Hunting Layers

IL Private Lands Preview

IL Private Lands

Over 4,300,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Illinois. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

IL Gov Lands Preview

IL Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 1,700,000 acres in Illinois to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

IL Possible Access Preview

IL Possible Access

onX has mapped 26,000 acres of possible access lands in Illinois including timber companies and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.


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