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FALL TURKEY PROGRAM

2022 FALL TURKEY SHOTGUN SEASON

October 22 - October 30, 2022

2022 Fall Turkey Shotgun Hunting Season Open Counties List

2022 Fall Turkey Shotgun Hunting Season Open Counties Map

2022 Fall Turkey Hunting Information Sheet 

LOTTERY APPLICATION PERIODS

  Lottery 1:  May 3, 2022 - July 4, 2022
  • Illinois Residents Only
  • Limit 1 application (online or paper application)
  • Click here to submit an online application (available May 3, 2022)
  • Click here to print and mail a paper application (available May 3, 2022)
  • Group Hunt applications are accepted in Lottery 1 
  • - may purchase one additional permit over the counter 
  Lottery 2:  July 15, 2022 - August 22, 2022
  • Illinois residents who did not apply/were not successful in the 1st Lottery Drawing
  • Nonresidents
  • Limit 1 application (online or paper application)
  • Click here to submit an online application (nonresident application available July 15, 2022)
  • Click here to print and mail a paper application (nonresident application available July 15, 2022)
  • Group Hunt applications are accepted in Lottery 2
  • - may purchase one additional permit over the counter

FALL TURKEY SHOTGUN OVER-THE-COUNTER PERMITS

  • County-Specific Fall Turkey Shotgun permits remaining after the Lottery 2 drawing will be available for sale over the counter from License Vendors beginning September 19, 2022, on a first-come, first-served basis.  
  • Permits will be sold until quotas are exhausted, or until the close of the season, October 30, 2022.  Persons may purchase one or more permits during this period, subject to availability, except that no one may exceed the limit of 2 permits in total, including Lottery-issued and Landowner permits. 
 

                     2022-2023 FALL TURKEY ARCHERY SEASON

  • For Cook, DuPage and Lake counties, and that portion of Kane County east of State Route 47: October 1, 2022, through January 15, 2023
  • For all other counties and that portion of Kane County west of State Route 47: October 1, 2022, through January 15, 2023.  NOTE:  Fall Turkey Archery hunting is CLOSED during Deer Firearm Seasons Nov. 18–20 & Dec. 1–4, 2022.    

ILLINOIS RESIDENTS

 

DATES TO PURCHASE FALL TURKEY ARCHERY PERMITS (two-permit maximum)

  • Between August 2, 2022 - January 15, 2023 -  Purchase over the counter at a License Vendor only.

NON-RESIDENTS

DATES TO PURCHASE FALL TURKEY ARCHERY PERMITS (two-permit maximum)

  • Between August 2, 2022 - January 15, 2023:  Purchase over the counter at a License Vendor only.