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Turkey Seasons, Deadlines and Available Permits by County

Important Information

​The Lottery and Landowner application periods for 2018 Spring Turkey permits have now ended. 

Click here to access the 2018 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Information Sheet

 

 

Spring Turkey Seasons

Spring Turkey Application Periods

Available Permits by County Spring (After Lotteries)

Fall Turkey Seasons

  • 2018 Fall Turkey Shotgun Season:  October 20 - October 28 
  • 2018 Fall Turkey Archery Season:  October 1, 2018 - January 20, 2019  

Fall Turkey Application Periods

                                                        Click Here for Fall Turkey Applications

  • 2018 Fall Turkey Shotgun Application Periods

1st Lottery:  May 8 - July 2 (Illinois residents ONLY)

2nd Lottery: July 3 - August 20 (Illinois residents who did not apply in the 1st Lottery and nonresidents)

3rd Lottery:  August 21 - September 17 (Illinois residents and nonresidents)  

  • 2018 Fall Turkey Archery Permit Sales Periods

Residents of Illinois:  Sold ONLY over the counter (OTC) August 7, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Nonresidents:  Sold online or OTC August 7- August 31; sold ONLY OTC September 1, 2018 - January 20, 2019