- 2018 Deer Firearm/Muzzleloader Application Periods
1st Lottery: March 13 - 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 17 (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 16, 2018.
- 2018 Deer Archery Application/Sales Period (NONRESIDENTS)
June 1 - June 30: Apply online for Combination Permit (E/S & A/O)
Aug. 7 - Aug. 31: Sold online or over the counter (OTC) - Combination Permit or single A/O Permit
Sep. 1, 2018 - Jan. 20, 2019: 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.
- 2018 Deer Archery Application/Sales Period (RESIDENTS OF IL)
Aug. 7, 2018 - Jan. 20, 2019: Sold over the counter (OTC) - Combination Permit (E/S & A/O) or single
Aug. 7, 2018 - Sep. 1, 2018: Complete a paper application for Single E/S Permit
- 2018 Deer Youth Firearm Either-Sex Permit Sales Period (Residents of IL & Nonresidents)
Aug. 7 - Aug. 31: Sold online or over the counter (OTC)
Sep. 1 - Oct. 8 - Sold only OTC
- 2018-2019 Late-Winter & CWD Seasons Application/Sales Period
Oct. 30, 2018 - Nov. 26, 2018: Special Hunt Area Lottery Application - ONLINE ONLY - IL RESIDENTS ONLY
December 11, 2018 - January 20, 2019: 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.
2018-2019 Deer Late-Winter and CWD Season Hunting Permit Information