Deer Hunting Permits

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Important notice for Illinois deer hunters. A non-resident archery deer permit fee of $226, plus a processing fee, will be in effect beginning in the fall of 2002. This permit includes an either-sex and an antlerless-only permit. Non-resident firearm permits are $200. Non-resident deer hunters must also purchase a non- resident hunting license in addition to their permit and habitat stamp. Non-resident hunters may purchase either the annual license ($50.75) or the five-day license ($28.75) depending on the amount of time they will be hunting.

Non-resident archery deer hunters are limited to one archery deer permit for the 2002- 2003 hunting season. Non-resident archery deer permits are not available at hunting license vendors. Permits will be available by telephone beginning on Saturday, July 13 at 8 a.m. The toll-free number to call is 1-888-673-7648. There are 12,843 non-resident archery deer permits available, the same amount as last year.

A limited number of non-resident archery hunters will be permitted to hunt white-tailed deer at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area, Siloam Springs State Park and Sangchris Lake State Park, this fall.

Applications will be accepted until the close of business on June 24. A random daily drawing will be held at 10 a.m. on June 25 and will continue until all available spots are allocated. All applicants will receive written notice of their drawing results. Please do not call the site office for verification of drawing results.

To stay aware of the most current hunting information log onto the IDNR web site at dnr.state.il.us. Or call the appropriate site office: Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area 217/452-7741; Siloam Springs State Park 217/894-6205; Sangchris Lake State Park 217/498-9208.