Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Utility Links



Online Deer Permit Inquiry System

To check on the status of your Deer permit, please follow the instructions below carefully.   
Please note:  Non-Resident Archery results are not available on this page.
  1. You must input your name EXACTLY as you entered it on your application:

    • Last Name

    • First Name & Middle Initial (do not use a "period" after your middle initial)

    • Date of Birth field (MMDDYYYY) Do not use dashes (-) or slashes (/) between the month, day and year.
      Example: 01021945

  2. Do not use the "PF" keys on the left hand side of your screen; use either your mouse or your tab key.

  3. If your results indicate Refund, a check will be mailed to you by the Illinois State Comptroller's Office.  Processing time varies.

  4. The system will be inaccessible from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily.

  5. If you are having difficulty accessing your application information, please contact the Permit Office @ 217-782-7305 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or contact the DNR Web Staff here.

Click Here to Access Deer Permit Inquiry System for Firearm and Muzzleloader Only 

If the above link is disabled, it means the Inquiry Tool is currently unavailable for in-house maintenance and/or processing of Lottery drawings. 

07/18/2019:  The 2nd Lottery Deer Firearm and Muzzleloader Drawings have been held.  Successful recipients will have their permits mailed to them.  The 2nd Lottery Muzzleloader permits will be mailed the week of July 22nd.  The 2nd Lottery Firearm permits will be mailed in approximately 2-3 weeks.  Thank you.

​ Reminder:  The last date to submit applications for 3rd Lottery Deer Muzzleloader and Firearm permits is August 16, 2019.