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Online Deer Permit Inquiry System

To check on the status of your Deer permit, please follow the instructions below carefully.   
Please note:  Non-Resident Archery results are not available on this page.
  1. You must input your name EXACTLY as you entered it on your application:

    • Last Name

    • First Name & Middle Initial (do not use a "period" after your middle initial)

    • Date of Birth field (MMDDYYYY) Do not use dashes (-) or slashes (/) between the month, day and year.
      Example: 01021945

  2. Do not use the "PF" keys on the left hand side of your screen; use either your mouse or your tab key.

  3. If your results indicate Refund, a check will be mailed to you by the Illinois State Comptroller's Office.  Processing time varies.

  4. The system will be inaccessible from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily.

  5. If you are having difficulty accessing your application information, please contact the Permit Office @ 217-782-7305 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or contact the DNR Web Staff here.

Click Here to Access Deer Permit Inquiry System for Firearm and Muzzleloader Only.

The 2020 Deer Firearm and Muzzleloader lottery drawings are complete.  Remaining county permits will go on sale over the counter 8 a.m. October 20, 2020, at IDNR License Vendors.  Special Hunt Area permits were only available during the lottery application periods and are not sold over the counter.  For lists of remaining Muzzleloader and Firearm county-issued permits after the Third Lottery, click here.

If the above link is disabled, it means the Inquiry Tool is currently unavailable for in-house maintenance and/or processing of Lottery drawings.