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
Fall Turkey Hunting Program
turkey hunting information, season dates, and applications can be found here.
Spring Turkey Hunting Program
Spring turkey hunting information, season dates, and applications can be found here.
Current year youth
turkey hunting season dates, open counties,& more.
Spring and Fall
Turkey Permits Application Fee Chart, paper application, and dates.
and Permit Site
Purchase your hunting
license, habitat stamp, or apply for your turkey permit online.
Permit Inquiry System
Check the status
of your turkey permit here.
Correction or Replacement Turkey Permit
If you mistakenly put the wrong
information, applied twice and/or need to cancel an application.
Find the cost and more
information for all hunting licenses IDNR offers.
Find your nearest
license and permit vendor to purchase your license, over the counter permits,
Permit History Inquiry System
Not sure what permits
and licenses you currently have? Click the link above to find your purchase
Harvest check-in is
simply a phone call away, or you can report your success online.
Find Your Own
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.
Buy a Turkey Pin
ICF Pins - Proceeds go to support IDNR
youth programs and events.
Print My First
Fill out and print a certificate to always
remember your first turkey hunt
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.
Find information on how the Forest Wildlife
Program at IDNR manages the wild turkey population in Illinois, Annual Turkey
Harvest Reports, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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