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
Apply online for a 2020 Spring Turkey Lottery Permit Refer Below to Spring Turkey Application Periods
2020 Spring Youth Wild Turkey Hunting Permit Information (upcoming)
2019 FALL TURKEY SHOTGUN SEASON
October 19 - October 27
Two permits (1 permit may be obtained via the Lottery process)
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
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
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
Three permits (up to 2 permits may be obtained via the Lottery process)*
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).
Remaining County-Issued Spring Turkey permits will go on sale over the counter beginning
March 10, 2020.