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FALL TURKEY PROGRAM

2020 FALL TURKEY SHOTGUN SEASON

October 24 - November 1, 2020

2020 Fall Turkey Shotgun Hunting Season Open Counties

2020 Fall Turkey Hunting Information Sheet

LOTTERY APPLICATION PERIODS

 
1st Lottery:  May 1, 2020 - July 6, 2020
  • Illinois Residents Only
  • Limit 1 application (online or paper application)
  • Click here to submit an online application (available May 1, 2020)
  • Click here to print and mail a paper application (available May 1, 2020)
  • Group Hunt applications are accepted in the 1st Lottery 
  • - may purchase one additional permit over the counter
  • 2020 Fall Turkey Shotgun permits remaining after 1st Lottery Drawing
2nd Lottery:  July 7, 2020 - August 24, 2020
  • 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 7, 2020)
  • Click here to print and mail a paper application (nonresident application available July 7, 2020)
  • Group Hunt applications are accepted in the 2nd Lottery
  • - may purchase one additional permit over the counter
  • 2020 Fall Turkey Shotgun permits remaining after 2nd Lottery Drawing

FALL TURKEY SHOTGUN OVER-THE-COUNTER PERMITS

  • County-Specific Fall Turkey Shotgun permits remaining after the 2nd Lottery Drawing will be available for sale over the counter from License Vendors beginning September 21, 2020, on a first-come, first-served basis.  
  • Permits will be sold until quotas are exhausted, or until the close of the season, November 1, 2020.  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. 
 

                     2020-2021 FALL TURKEY ARCHERY SEASON

  • For Cook, DuPage and Lake counties, and that portion of Kane County east of State Route 47: October 1, 2020, through January 17, 2021
  • For all other counties and that portion of Kane County west of State Route 47: October 1, 2020, through January 17, 2021.  NOTE:  Fall Turkey Archery hunting is CLOSED during Deer Firearm Seasons Nov. 20–22 & Dec. 3–6, 2020.    

ILLINOIS RESIDENTS

 

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

  • Between August 4, 2020 - January 17, 2021 -  Purchase over the counter at a License Vendor only.

NON-RESIDENTS

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

  • Between August 4, 2020 - August 31, 2020:  Purchase online or over the counter at a License Vendor.
  • Between September 1, 2020 - January 17, 2021: Purchase over the counter at a License Vendor only.