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Youth Firearm Deer Season Information

2020 YOUTH FIREARM DEER SEASON:  October 10 - 12, 2020

  • The Youth Firearm Deer Season is only open to hunters who have not reached their 18th birthday prior to the opening date of the season. 
  • The $10.50 Youth Firearm Either-Sex Deer Permit is available to eligible resident and nonresident youths.  The statewide-issued permit is valid on private land, with landowner permission, or on public land sites open to the Youth Firearm Deer Season.   
  • Hunters may only purchase one Youth Firearm Deer permit. 
  • In addition to their permit, all eligible youth hunters must have a current, valid hunting license (see Other Requirements below).  

Click here to view the 2020 Illinois Youth Firearm Deer Hunting Information Sheet.  

Click here to view the list of public land sites open to hunt the 2020 Illinois Youth Firearm Deer Season.

 

DATES TO PURCHASE A PERMIT

  • Between August 4, 2020 - August 31, 2020:  Purchase online or over the counter at a License Vendor.
  • Between September 1, 2020 - October 12, 2020:  Purchase over the counter at a License Vendor only.

  OTHER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to a 2020 Youth Firearm Deer Permit, all eligible youth hunters must have a current, valid Hunting License (may be a Youth Hunting & Trapping license, an Apprentice Hunting License, or a Regular Hunting License), unless exempt.  Purchase online or over the counter at a License Vendor.