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Turkey Seasons, Deadlines and Available Permits by County

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Turkey Seasons

​                                                   2019 SPRING TURKEY SEASON DATES

                      Northern Zone                                                               Southern Zone

1st Season:  Mon. April 15 - Fri. April 19                       1st Season:  Mon. April 8 - Fri. April 12

2nd Season:  Sat. April 20 - Thurs. April 25                   2nd Season:  Sat. April 13 - Thurs. April 18

3rd Season:  Fri. April 26 - Wed. May 1                         3rd Season:  Fri. April 19 - Wed. April 24

4th Season:  Thurs. May 2 - Wed. May 8                       4th Season:  Thurs. April 25 - Wed. May 1  

5th Season:  Thurs. May 9 - Thurs. May 16                   5th Season:  Thurs. May 2 - Thurs. May 9

Spring Turkey Application Periods

​                                                       2019 SPRING TURKEY APPLICATION PERIODS

           Permit Maximum = 3 (up to 2 permits may be obtained via the Lottery process*)  

  • 1st Lottery: Illinois residents ONLY (customers may only submit one application in this Lottery)  

                   Applications begin - October 9, 2018                                                                 

                   Applications end - December 1, 2018

  •  2nd Lottery:  Nonresidents and those Illinois residents who did not apply/were not successful in 1st Lottery (customers may only submit one application in this Lottery)
                       Applications begin - December 4, 2018  
                       Applications end - January 11, 2019  
 
  • 3rd Lottery:  Illinois residents and nonresidents (customers who have been issued a permit in the 1st or 2nd Lottery may submit one application in this Lottery).  Customers who have not been issued any permits may submit up to two applications in this Lottery).  
                      Applications begin - January 12, 2019
                      Applications end - February 11, 2019
 
*NOTE:  Customers who receive Landowner permits (residents and nonresidents) may submit one application via the Lottery process (3rd Lottery only).  
 
  • OTC Permits:  Remaining County-Issued permits will go on sale over the counter beginning March 12, 2019.  

Available Permits by County (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