Deer Seasons; Application Periods; Permits-Available List (after Lottery Drawings)
Permits Remaining-Lists after Drawings
County permits are available for sale over the counter at our License Vendors on a first-come, first-served basis beginning October 15, 2019, at 8 a.m.
- 2019 Firearm Deer Seasons
Firearm 1st Season - November 22, 23 & 24
Firearm 2nd Season - December 5, 6, 7 & 8
- 2019 Muzzleloader Deer Seasons
Muzzleloader 1st Season - December 5, 6, 7 & 8
Muzzleloader-Only Season - December 13, 14 & 15
October 1, 2019 - January 19, 2020
- 2019 Youth Firearm Deer Season
October 12, 13 & 14
- 2019-2020 Late-Winter & CWD Seasons:
December 26-29, 2019 and January 17-19, 2020
Application Periods (lotteries)
- 2019 Deer Firearm/Muzzleloader Application Periods
1st Lottery: March 12 - April 30 (Illinois Residents ONLY)
2nd Lottery: May 1 - June 30 (Illinois residents who did not apply in 1st Lottery and nonresidents)
3rd Lottery: July 1 - August 16 (Illinois residents and nonresidents)
Applicants, please allow approximately 4 weeks after the respective application deadline dates for Lottery Drawing results.
Remaining Deer/Muzzleloader permits (county-issued) after 3rd Lottery Drawing will go on sale over the counter(OTC) beginning October 15, 2019.
- 2019 Deer Archery Application/Sales Period (NONRESIDENTS)
June 1 - June 30: Apply online for Combination Permit (E/S & A/O)
Aug. 6 - Aug. 31: Sold online or over the counter (OTC) - Combination Permit or single A/O Permit
Sep. 1, 2019 - Jan. 19, 2020: Sold only OTC - Combination Permit or single A/O Permit
Nonresident applicants may apply for and receive a maximum of one Nonresident Combination Archery Deer permit during a license year. (Receiving Nonresident Landowner Archery Deer permits does not preclude the recipient from also applying for & receiving the regular Nonresident Combination Archery Deer permit.)
Nonresidents may not purchase a Combination Archery Deer permit after September 30 if they have previously purchased any Single Antlerless-Only Archery Deer permit for the current deer season.
- 2019 Deer Archery Application/Sales Period (RESIDENTS OF IL)
Aug. 6, 2019 - Jan. 19, 2020: Sold over the counter (OTC) - Combination Permit (E/S & A/O) or single
Aug. 6, 2019 - Sep. 1, 2019: Complete a paper application for Single E/S Permit
- 2019 Deer Youth Firearm Either-Sex Permit Sales Period (Residents of IL & Nonresidents)
Aug. 6 - Aug. 31: Sold online or over the counter (OTC)
Sep. 1 - Oct. 14 - Sold only OTC
- 2019-2020 Late-Winter & CWD Seasons Application/Sales Period
Oct. 29, 2019 - Nov. 25, 2019: Special Hunt Area Lottery Application - ONLINE ONLY - IL RESIDENTS ONLY
December 10, 2019 - January 19, 2020: Permits for open counties sold over the counter (OTC)*
*OTC permits for open Late-Winter Season counties can be purchased by Illinois Residents only.
*OTC permits for open CWD Season Counties can be purchased by residents of IL & nonresidents.