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TURKEY HUNTING

ATTENTION SPRING TURKEY HUNTERS: 

Because of statewide closures of public hunting sites due to COVID-19, windshield card reporting will not be required for Spring Turkey Hunters for the 2020 season. We apologize for any confusion from previous messages.  

License, Permit, & Application Links

Turkey Hunting Programs

Spring and fall turkey hunting information, season dates, and application can be found here.

 

Spring Youth Turkey Hunting

Current year youth turkey hunting season dates, open counties,& more.

 

Turkey Permit Application Chart

Spring and Fall Turkey Permits Application Fee Chart, paper application, and dates.

 

Online License and Permit Site

Purchase your hunting license, habitat stamp, or apply for your turkey permit online.


Online Turkey Permit Inquiry System 

Check the status of your turkey permit here. 

 

Request a Correction or Replacement Turkey Permit

If you mistakenly put the wrong information, applied twice and/or need to cancel an application.

 

Hunting License Fee Chart

Find the cost and more information for all hunting licenses IDNR offers.

 

License and Permit Vendors

Find your nearest license and permit vendor to purchase your license, over the counter permits, and more.

 

License and Permit History Inquiry System

Not sure what permits and licenses you currently have? Click the link above to find your purchase history. 


Harvest-Related Links

 

Report Your Harvest

Harvest check-in is simply a phone call away, or you can report your success online.

 

Find Your Own Harvest

Find your previous turkey or deer harvest reports.

 

Windshield Card Harvest Reporting

Hunters will need to go to this page to print out their site Windshield Card for each IDNR owned, leased or managed public hunting sites they intend to hunt at. All trip/harvest activity must be reported online at this same Windshield Card link.

 

Related Material

 

Buy a Turkey Pin

ICF Pins - Proceeds go to support IDNR youth programs and events.

 

Print My First Turkey Certificate

Fill out and print a certificate to always remember your first turkey hunt

 

Public Access Turkey Hunting Sites - IRAP

The Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) has leased 15,000 acres for turkey hunting from private landowners in 39 Illinois counties. Apply today.

 

Season Dates - Rules of Thumb

Many hunters need to plan vacations and hunting trips in advance of the annual distribution of the Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations. For such planning purposes, here are the general rules of thumb used for setting annual season dates.

 

Wild Turkey Management

Find information on how the Forest Wildlife Program at IDNR manages the wild turkey population in Illinois, Annual Turkey Harvest Reports, and more. 


Wildlife Management

Find information on how the IDNR Division of Wildlife Resources manages wildlife populations and their habitats, meet the division, contact your local District Wildlife Biologist, and more.

 

Hunting & Trapping Digest

Summary of Illinois hunting and trapping regulations. It is designed as a guide to help you understand the laws and regulations for hunting and trapping in Illinois. It also provides information such as seasons, harvest limits, and required permits.

 

Public Hunting Areas Reports

The Public Hunting Areas Report provides both hunting and trapping efforts and wildlife harvest information on Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) owned, leased or managed public hunting sites.

 

Illinois Licensed Wild Turkey and Deer Outfitters

List of all licensed outfitters in Illinois. These individuals are experienced outdoorsmen and woman who can guide clients on their hunting trips.  

 

Hunter Fact Sheets

Find summaries for each state-owned property that describes the types of hunting that are offered, as well as any special regulations and restrictions that may be in effect.

 

National Wild Turkey Federation

Learn more about how the NWTF enhances wild turkey populations, hunting and wildlife habitat. ​​

 

United Bow Hunters of America​

An organization of traditional bowhunters that represent the interests of Illinois bowhunters while promoting outdoor ethics and values.