Hunting and Trapping in Illinois
Effective January 1, 2023, a new Illinois law will allow hunters to use centerfire, single-shot rifles in certain calibers for deer hunting. Administrative rules are still being developed to accommodate the new law. For additional information, please review the following list of frequently asked questions and answers.
Welcome to the landing page for the hunting and trapping site. If you have not visited this site before, it is recommended that you first read:
- Getting Started with Hunting and Trapping in Illinois: The Who-What-Where-When-How.
- Travel to species-specific information by clicking here.
- Please also read the Announcements at the top of the species- specific pages.
- If you have any questions just Ask DNR.