Deer Archery Hunting Information

2022-2023 DEER ARCHERY HUNTING SEASON DATES:

  • In Cook, DuPage and Lake counties, and that portion of Kane County east of State Rte 47: October 1, 2022, through January 15, 2023
  • In all other counties and that portion of Kane County west of State Rte 47: October 1, 2022, through January 15, 2023.  EXCEPTION: Archery deer hunting is CLOSED during Firearm Seasons Nov. 18–20 & Dec. 1–4, 2022.


NON-RESIDENTS

DATES TO PURCHASE OR APPLY FOR ARCHERY DEER PERMITS

  • Between June 1 - June 30, 2022: Combination Deer Archery Permit (1 either-sex and 1 antlerless-only permit). Online application only. 

  • Between August 2, 2022 - January 15, 2023:  Combination Deer Archery permit OR a Single Deer Archery Antlerless-Only Permit. Purchase over the counter at a License Vendor.

Non-Resident applicants may apply for and receive a maximum of one Nonresident Combination Archery Deer permit during a license year. (Receiving Nonresident Landowner Archery Deer permits does not preclude the recipient from also applying for and receiving the regular Nonresident Combination Archery Deer permit.)  

Non-Residents may not purchase a Combination Archery Deer permit after September 30 if they have previously purchased any Single Antlerless-Only Archery Deer permit for the current deer season.  


ILLINOIS RESIDENTS

DATES TO PURCHASE OR APPLY FOR ARCHERY DEER PERMITS

  • Between August 1, 2022 - September 1, 2022 - Single Deer Archery Either-Sex Permit.  Must complete and mail a paper application.

  • Between August 2, 2022 - January 15, 2023 - Combination Deer Archery Permit or a Single Deer Archery Antlerless-Only Permit. Purchase over the counter at a License Vendor only.