Firearm and archery deer permit lottery closes June 30
By Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Resident and nonresident deer hunters can apply now for the second lottery drawing for 2018 Firearm Deer and Muzzleloader-only Deer permits.
The second firearm season runs from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2; the first firearm season runs Nov. 16 to 18, and muzzleloader-only season runs from Dec. 7 to 9. Hunters may also use a muzzleloader permit with a muzzleloader during the second firearm season Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.
Also open through June 30 is the online lottery application period for nonresident Illinois archery combination deer permits for the 2018-19 deer season.
The upcoming archery deer season runs from Oct. to Jan. 20, except closed in firearm deer counties on Nov. 16 to 18 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.
Nonresidents may apply for one combination archery permit per season. The online application is available here.
For more information on deer hunting in Illinois, visit here.