The 2020 Spring Turkey Lottery application period ended February 10, 2020.
2020 SPRING TURKEY SEASON
Three permits (up to 2 permits may be obtained via the Lottery process)*
1st Lottery: Illinois residents ONLY (limit of one application)
Applications begin - October 8, 2019
Applications end - December 1, 2019
2nd Lottery: Nonresidents; Illinois residents who did not apply/were not successful in 1st Lottery
(limit of one application)
Applications begin - December 3, 2019
Applications end - January 13, 2020
3rd Lottery: Illinois residents and nonresidents (customers who have been issued a permit in the 1st or 2nd Lottery may submit one application in 3rd Lottery. Customers who have not been issued any permits may submit up to two applications in 3rd Lottery).
Applications begin - January 14, 2020
Applications end - February 10, 2020
*NOTE: Customers who receive Landowner permits (residents and nonresidents) may submit one application via the Lottery process (3rd Lottery only).
Remaining County-Issued Spring Turkey permits will go on sale over the counter at License Vendors beginning March 10, 2020, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Persons may purchase one or more permits during this period, subject to availability, except that no one may exceed the limit of three permits in total for Spring Turkey hunting, including Youth, Landowner, and Lottery permits.