Controlled Pheasant Hunting Program

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Welcome to the 2022 Controlled Pheasant Hunting Permit Reservation System

Online Applications for IDNR Operated Controlled Pheasant Hunting Areas (CPHA)

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Lottery Information

First Lottery Period - Applications from Illinois resident hunters only will be accepted beginning Monday, Aug. 1st at 8:30 a.m. through Monday, Aug. 8th at 1:00 p.m. CDT for inclusion in the first random drawing.

Second Lottery Period - Illinois resident hunters that did not apply or who were unsuccessful in the first lottery and nonresident hunters can apply from Monday, Aug. 8th at 3:00 p.m. through Monday, Aug. 15th at 1:00 p.m. CDT for inclusion in the second random drawing.

Third Lottery Period - A third lottery beginning Monday Aug. 15th at 3:00 p.m. through Monday, Aug. 22nd at 1:00 p.m. CDT is available to resident and nonresident hunters who want a second permit.

First-Come First-Served Permits - Hunters can acquire additional permits on a first-come first-served basis beginning at 8:00 a.m. CDT, Saturday, Aug. 27th. Permits will remain available until reserved permit quotas are depleted or until 9:00 a.m. the day prior to any hunt date, whichever occurs first.  Disabled Hunter Permits remain available until disabled hunter permits are depleted or until 12:00 a.m. (Midnight) two days prior to any applicable hunt date.


CPHA Information


Most questions can be answered by reviewing the pages under the "CPHA Information" listed above. If after reviewing this information, you have questions: E-mail us.