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Requesting Replacement Deer/Turkey Permits

1.  Permits Purchased Over the Counter (OTC): 

If you purchased a Deer or Turkey permit over the counter at one of our License Vendors and need a replacement of the permit, you MUST go to a License Vendor to have the permit replaced over the counter ($3.00 fee per replacement permit).  

2.  Permits Issued via the Lottery Drawing or Landowner Permits (lost or damaged):   

Please mail a letter to IDNR requesting a replacement of your lost or damaged permit(s), along with a check ($3.00 fee per replacement permit being requested) made out to IDNR.  Please include the following information in your letter:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Type of permit (firearm, muzzleloader, archery, etc.)
  • The county the permit was issued for
  • The permit number(s) - if available
  • Current address and phone number
  • A check ($3.00 PER PERMIT that you are requesting)  

Mail your letter and check to:

IDNR Permit Office - Replacements
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield IL 62702-1271

Replacements are typically mailed 5 - 7 days from receipt of request (pending volume of requests being received).  

3.  Permits Issued via the Lottery Drawing or Landowner Permits (never received in the mail):      

Prior to contacting us for a replacement, please check the Online Deer Inquiry System or the Online Turkey Inquiry System to confirm that you were issued a permit(s), and to confirm that the permit(s) were sent to the correct address.  If both of these items are confirmed, please email DNR.Permits1@illinois.gov and state that you never received your permits.  Please include the following information in your email: 

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Type of permit (firearm, muzzleloader, archery, etc.)
  • The county the permit was issued for
  • The permit number(s) - if available
  • Current address and phone number
    Note: We are unable to contact each customer to confirm that we received your request for a replacement permit.  If you require verification that we received your request, please indicate this in your letter or email. 

Note:  You may also visit one of the following IDNR Offices to have Lottery or Landowner replacement permits printed:

Springfield Office located at One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702  (Customer Service Window hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F excluding holidays)

Frank Holten State Park located at 4500 Pocket Road, East St. Louis, IL 62205  Please call prior to visiting to confirm hours of operation and staff availability.  Phone:  618-874-7920​

Pere Marquette State Park located at 13112 Visitor Center Lane, Grafton, IL 62037 Please call prior to visiting to confirm hours of operation and staff availability.  Phone:  618-786-3323

Benton Office located at 11731 State Highway 37, Benton, IL 62812  Please call prior to visiting to confirm hours of operation and staff availability.  Phone:  618-435-8138 Ext. 136 

 

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