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Deer Archery Hunting Information

 
2020-2021 DEER ARCHERY HUNTING SEASON DATES:
 

  • In Cook, DuPage and Lake counties, and that portion of Kane County east of State Rte 47: October 1, 2020, through January 17, 2021
  • In all other counties and that portion of Kane County west of State Rte 47: October 1, 2020, through January 17, 2021. EXCEPTION: Archery deer hunting is CLOSED during Firearm Seasons Nov. 20–22 & Dec. 3–6, 2020

 

2020-2021 DEER ARCHERY INFORMATION SHEET

Click here for the 2020-2021 Archery Deer Hunting Regulations & Harvest Reporting Information Sheet  


 

NON-RESIDENTS 

DATES TO PURCHASE OR APPLY FOR ARCHERY DEER PERMITS

  • Between June 1 - June 30, 2020: Combination Deer Archery Permit (1 either-sex and 1 antlerless-only permit). Online application only. 

  • Between August 4, 2020 - August 31, 2020:  Combination Deer Archery permit OR a Single Deer Archery Antlerless-Only Permit. Purchase online or over the counter at a License Vendor.

  • Between September 1, 2020 - January 17, 2021: Combination Deer Archery permit OR a Single Deer Archery Antlerless-Only Permit.  Purchase over the counter at a License Vendor only.

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 4, 2020 - September 1, 2020 - Single Deer Archery Either-Sex Permit.  Must complete and mail a paper application.

  • Between August 4, 2020 - January 17, 2021 - Combination Deer Archery Permit or a Single Deer Archery Antlerless-Only Permit. Purchase over the counter at a License Vendor only.