Spring Youth Turkey Hunt Information
2023 SPRING YOUTH TURKEY HUNT - March 25 & 26 and April 1 & 2, 2023
(The North Zone and South Zone are open concurrently for all four days of the Youth Season)
Click here for open counties, Special Hunt Area (SHA) information, permit and license requirements, and complete details.
- Apply online for a SHA permit (available January 17, 2023 - February 20, 2023)
- Visit our IRAP (Illinois Recreational Access Program) webpage to learn more about public outdoor recreational access and opportunities. IRAP has leased 15,000 acres for turkey hunting from private landowners in 39 Illinois counties. Most sites are at least 40 acres and all have been evaluated for turkey activity to provide the highest possibility for a good hunting experience.