Resident Lifetime License Information

Attention: Any person who receives a lifetime license issued after August 15, 2006 and is no longer a resident of Illinois, will no longer be eligible for resident deer and turkey hunting permits.

Lifetime License holders are extended the same non-commercial fishing and/or hunting privileges as residents holding an annual license of the same type. License privileges can be revoked in the event of Fish and Aquatic Life or Wildlife Code violations. Persons born on or after January 1, 1980 who possess a Lifetime License or Sportsmen's License shall have in their possession, while in the field, a Certificate of Competency (Hunter Safety) as required by the Wildlife Code.

The Lifetime Hunting, Fishing, and Sportsmen's License fees

  • Lifetime Hunting = 30 times the Current Resident Hunting License Fee
  • Lifetime Fishing = 30 times the Current Resident Fishing License Fee
  • Lifetime Sportsmen's Combination = 30 times the Current Sportsmen's Combination License Fee

You must notify the Department of an address or name change.

Lifetime Licenses are Non-Refundable.

If you have any questions regarding Lifetime Licenses, please call 217-785-3423.

Department of Natural Resources information is available to the hearing impaired by calling DNR's TTY: 217-782-9175.