- The 2023 Deer Firearm and Muzzleloader Lottery application period has ended. Remaining county-specific permits after the Lottery 3 drawings will be available for sale over the counter only at License Vendors on a first-come, first-served basis beginning October 17, 2023.
- 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.