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Illinois - 2015-16 Season

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Fall shotgunOct 24 - Nov 1
Fall archeryOct 1 - Nov 20
Nov 23 - Dec 3
Dec 7 - Jan 17
Spring Northern ZoneApr 11 - May 12Divided into 5 seasons, each roughly a week long
Spring Southern ZoneApr 4 - May 5Divided into 5 seasons, each roughly a week long
Spring youthSouthern Zone: Mar 26 - Mar 27
Northern Zone: Apr 2 - Apr 3
Open to hunters under 16, accompanied by a licensed non-hunting resident parent, guardian or grandparent.

Additional Information

Bag LimitSeasonLimit
Fall1 either sex per permit, max 2
Spring1 gobbler or bearded hen per permit, max 3
Spring youth1 gobbler or bearded hen, max 3 spring permits
Hunting TimesSeasonTimes
Spring1/2 hour before sunrise to 1:00pm
Fall shotgun1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Fall archery1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10-20 gauge, using shot between sizes #4 and #7 1/2
ArcheryLong, recurve or compound bows only, with minimum pull of 40lbs at some point within a 28" draw. Mechanical release devices are prohibited.
ArrowsAt least 20" excluding the broadhead, and broadheads are required. Heads must have minimum 7/8" diameter when fully opened.