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Deer Archery Hunting Information

2024-2025 DEER ARCHERY HUNTING SEASON DATES:

  • In Cook, DuPage and Lake counties, and that portion of Kane County east of State Rte 47: October 1, 2024, through January 19, 2025
  • In all other counties and that portion of Kane County west of State Rte 47: October 1, 2024, through January 19, 2025.  EXCEPTION: Archery deer hunting is CLOSED during Firearm Seasons: Nov. 22-24 and Dec. 5-8, 2024.

2024-2025 DEER ARCHERY HARVEST REPORTING INFORMATION SHEET (Coming Soon)

NON-RESIDENTS

DATES TO PURCHASE OR APPLY FOR ARCHERY DEER PERMITS

  • Between June 1 - June 30, 2024: Combination Deer Archery Permit (1 either-sex and 1 antlerless-only permit). Online application only. 
  • Between August 1, 2024 - January 19, 2025:  Combination Deer Archery permit OR a Single Deer Archery Antlerless-Only Permit. Purchase over the counter at a License Vendor.

Non-Resident applicants may apply for and receive a maximum of one Nonresident Combination Archery Deer permit during a license year. (Receiving Nonresident Landowner Archery Deer permits does not preclude the recipient from also applying for and receiving the regular Nonresident Combination Archery Deer permit.)  

Non-Residents may not purchase a Combination Archery Deer permit after September 30 if they have previously purchased any Single Antlerless-Only Archery Deer permit for the current deer season.  

ILLINOIS RESIDENTS

DATES TO PURCHASE OR APPLY FOR ARCHERY DEER PERMITS

  • Between August 1, 2024 - September 1, 2024 - Single Deer Archery Either-Sex Permit.  Must complete and mail a paper application.
  • Between August 1, 2024 - January 19, 2025 - Combination Deer Archery Permit or a Single Deer Archery Antlerless-Only Permit. Purchase over the counter at a License Vendor only.