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TURKEY PROGRAMS

NOTES
The 2019 Fall Turkey Shotgun Lottery Application Period Has Ended
2020 Spring Turkey Applications Begin 10/08/2019 for IL Residents
2020 Spring Turkey Applications Begin 12/03/2019 for Nonresidents
 
APPLICATIONS
Apply online for a 2020 Spring Turkey Lottery Permit  Refer Below to Spring Turkey Application Periods
 
INFORMATION SHEETS/MAPS
2020 Spring Youth Wild Turkey Hunting Permit Information (upcoming)
 
2019 FALL TURKEY SHOTGUN SEASON
October 19 - October 27 
 
PERMIT MAXIMUM
Two permits (1 permit may be obtained via the Lottery process)
 
                                                 APPLICATION PERIODS
1st Lottery: Illinois residents ONLY (limit of 1 application)  
                                                   Applications begin - May 7, 2019                                                     
  Applications end - July 1, 2019
 
2nd Lottery:  Nonresidents and Illinois residents who did not apply/were not successful in 1st Lottery
(limit of 1 application)
Applications begin - July 2, 2019
Applications end - August 19, 2019
 
*NOTE:  Customers who receive a Landowner permit (residents and nonresidents) may obtain a second Shotgun permit OTC (pending availability).   
 
PERMITS REMAINING AFTER LOTTERY DRAWINGS
 
                                         OVER-THE-COUNTER PERMITS
Remaining County-Issued Fall Turkey Shotgun permits after the 2nd Lottery Drawing will be available for purchase over the counter beginning September 16, 2019.
 
2019 FALL TURKEY ARCHERY SEASON
                                                                  
October 1, 2019 - January 19, 2020
 
PERMIT MAXIMUM
Two permits
 
                                          OVER-THE-COUNTER PERMITS
Illinois Residents:  Purchase over the counter (OTC) August 6, 2019 - January 19, 2020
Nonresidents:  Sold online or purchase OTC August 6- August 31; available for purchase OTC only September 1, 2019 - January 19, 2020  
 
2020 SPRING TURKEY SEASON
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PERMIT MAXIMUM
Three permits (up to 2 permits may be obtained via the Lottery process)*  
 
                                               APPLICATION PERIODS
                              1st Lottery: Illinois residents ONLY (limit of one application)  
                                                                Applications begin - October 8, 2019
                   Applications end - December 1, 2019
 
2nd Lottery:  Nonresidents; Illinois residents who did not apply/were not successful in 1st Lottery (limit of one application)
                       Applications begin - December 3, 2019   
                       Applications end - January 13, 2020  
 
3rd Lottery:  Illinois residents and nonresidents (customers who have been issued a permit in the 1st or 2nd Lottery may submit one application in 3rd Lottery.  Customers who have not been issued any permits may submit up to two applications in 3rd Lottery).  
                      Applications begin - January 14, 2020
                      Applications end - February 10, 2020
 
*NOTE:  Customers who receive Landowner permits (residents and nonresidents) may submit one application via the Lottery process (3rd Lottery only).  
 
                                           OVER-THE-COUNTER PERMITS
Remaining County-Issued Spring Turkey permits will go on sale over the counter beginning
March 10, 2020.