Illinois Hunting

Seasons, Licenses, Regulations

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

Known ForPremier deer hunting opportunities with trophy quality

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

Government Lands1,821,011 acres

Government Lands %5%

Private Lands35,243,682 acres

Private Lands %95%

Illinois

Hunting Seasons

Deer

Total whitetail deer Boone and Crockett records for Illinois: 1,356

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Landowner Firearm Permit

Nonresident: $175

Landowner Archery Permit

Nonresident: $210

Firearm Deer Permit

Either sex.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $300

Firearm Deer Permit

Antlerless.

Resident: $17.50 | Nonresident: $25

Firearm Deer Permit

Either sex and antlerless.

Resident: $42.50 | Nonresident: $325

Muzzleloader Deer Permit

Either sex.

Resident: $25

Muzzleloader Deer Permit

Antlerless.

Resident: $17.50 | Nonresident: $25

Muzzleloader Deer PErmit

Either sex and antlerless.

Resident: $42.50 | Nonresident: $325

Firearm Deer Permit - OTC

Either sex.

Resident: $25.50 | Nonresident: $300.50

Muzzleloader Deer Permit - OTC

Either sex.

Resident: $25.50 | Nonresident: $300.50

Archery Deer Permit

Either sex.

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $410

Archery Deer Permit - OTC

Either sex.

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $411

Archery Deer Permit - OTC

Antlerless.

Resident: $15.50 | Nonresident: $25.50

Hunting License

Resident: $12.50 | Nonresident: $57.75

5-Day Hunting License

Nonresident: $35.75

Turkey

Total NWTF turkey records for Illinois: 474

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Fall Shotgun Permit

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $125

Fall Archery Permit

Resident: $5.50 | Nonresident: $75.50

Hunting License

Resident: $12.50 | Nonresident: $57.75

5-Day Hunting License

Nonresident: $35.75

Coyote

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Hunting License

Resident: $12.50 | Nonresident: $57.75

5-Day Hunting License

Nonresident: $35.75

Bobcat

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Hunting License

Resident: $12.50 | Nonresident: $57.75

5-Day Hunting License

Nonresident: $35.75

Fox

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Hunting License

Resident: $12.50 | Nonresident: $57.75

5-Day Hunting License

Nonresident: $35.75

Pheasant

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Hunting License

Resident: $12.50 | Nonresident: $57.75

5-Day Hunting License

Nonresident: $35.75

Quail

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Hunting License

Resident: $12.50 | Nonresident: $57.75

5-Day Hunting License

Nonresident: $35.75

Duck

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Federal Duck Stamp

Resident: $25.50 | Nonresident: $25.50

Hunting License

Resident: $12.50 | Nonresident: $57.75

5-Day Hunting License

Nonresident: $35.75

Goose

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Federal Duck Stamp

Resident: $25.50 | Nonresident: $25.50

Hunting License

Resident: $12.50 | Nonresident: $57.75

5-Day Hunting License

Nonresident: $35.75

Dove

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Hunting License

Resident: $12.50 | Nonresident: $57.75

5-Day Hunting License

Nonresident: $35.75