Fall Hunting Opportunities here in Illinois

From the IL DNR....

Firearm Deer Permits:  The deadline is Aug. 15 to apply for the second lottery drawing for 2011 Illinois firearm and muzzleloader deer permits.  For details, check the IDNR website at www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/deer.  

Resident Archery Deer and Fall Turkey Permits:  Resident combination archery deer permits, resident antlerless-only archery deer permits, and resident archery fall turkey hunting permits are available over-the-counter from DNR Direct license and permit vendors.  Find a vendor near you at this link: http://dnr.illinois.gov/DNRDirectMonitor/VendorListing.aspx

Non-Resident Archery Deer and Fall Turkey Permits:  The remaining non-resident 2011 Illinois combination archery deer permits, non-resident antler­less-only archery deer permits, non-resident archery fall turkey permits are available over-the-counter (OTC) from DNR Direct license and permit ven­dors, by phone at 1-888-673-7648 (1-888-6PERMIT), or online at www.dnr.illinois.gov through Aug. 31 (OTC only after Aug. 31).  

Youth Deer Permits:  Resident and non-resident Illinois Youth Firearm Deer permits are available over-the-counter (OTC) from DNR Direct license and permit vendors, by phone at 1-888-673-7648 (1-888-6PERMIT), or online at www.dnr.illinois.gov through Aug. 31 (OTC only after Aug. 31).

Upland Game Permits:  Hunters may apply through Aug. 31 for the Illinois 2011 Free Upland Game Hunt Permit program.  Applications must be made online at www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/uplandgame

Controlled Pheasant Permits:  Information is now available online for hunt­ers to apply for 2011-12 Illinois controlled pheasant hunting opportunities available at 19 IDNR sites.  Fifteen of the sites are operated by the IDNR, while four other sites are managed by concessionaire T. Miller, Inc.  For ap­plication information, check the IDNR website at www.dnr.illinois.gov or www.tmillerinc.com.

Public Duck and Goose Hunting Area Permits:  Resident hunters may apply online from Aug. 16-30 for the first lottery for the Illinois 2011 Public Duck and Goose Hunting Area Permit program.  The second lottery deadline is Sept. 13 for those unsuccessful resident applicants from the first lottery, residents who didn’t apply in the first lottery, and non-residents.  All initial applications must be made online at www.dnr.illinois.gov/duck or www.dnr.illinois.gov/goose

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