The season dates were october 1, 2017 january 14, 2018, and all 102 counties were open for hunting. Here, hunters bagged a total of 21 birds during the fall season. Fall gun wild turkey hunting was open in 56 of illinois 102 counties. The fall turkey permit is valid for the fall archery, crossbow and shotgun turkey seasons and allows a hunter to harvest up to the fall season bag limit of turkeys. This change is effective beginning with the spring 2020 season. Illinois turkey hunting is some of the best in the country, and on this episode of winchester deadly passion, melissa bachman heads to golden triangle whitetail in hopes of bagging two birds. Turkey fall archery during firearm deer season in counties open to 12 hour after sunset.
Youths younger than 12 are exempt from license and turkey permit requirements. View up to date information on how illinois is handling the coronavirus disease 2019 covid19 from the state of illinois coronavirus response site utility links idnr home. Fall wild turkey hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. The harvest limit for the 201819 season was 375 bobcats. During 2017, spring turkey hunting was open in 100 of illinois 102 counties. The illinois archery deer and illinois archery fall turkey seasons are open oct. Fall turkey season shotgun welcome to illinois dnr. Onehalf hour before sunrise to onehalf hour after sunset each day. The desired outcome is to establish new turkey roosting areas.
Spring turkey hunting was open in 100 of illinois 102 counties. Turkey fall archery during firearm deer season in counties open. The 201819 illinois bobcat season was open from nov. View up to date information on how illinois is handling the coronavirus disease 2019. If either of above links is disabled, it means the inquiry tool is currently unavailable for example, for the. Hunters bought 552,000 deer permits for the 20172018 season, and enjoyed 106 hunting days in which. Hunters and trappers in illinois with 201819 bobcat hunting and trapping season permits harvested a preliminary total of 343 bobcats. October 1, 2016 january 15, 2017 except closed during firearm deer hunting seasons. View up to date information on how illinois is handling the coronavirus disease 2019 covid19 from the state of illinois coronavirus response site. A wild turkey of either sex may be hunted during the fall season. The 2017 seasons were april 3may 4 in the south zone and april 10may 11 in.
The 201718 total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 506 in 201617. Statebystate hunting data archery trade association. The fall season has been reduced to 41 days in all open units. Illinois turkey seasons around the corner local sports. Spring turkey application information fall turkey application information. If you want to watch part 1 go to our facebook page and like and join me at, s. Game tags which allow the take of a second turkey will not be valid in units 3, 5, and 6. Hunters in illinois harvested 15,719 birds during 2017 spring. A valid ohio hunting license and fall turkey permit are required, unless exempted.
Illinois fall archery wild turkey season summary for 201718. Hunters in illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 688 wild turkeys during the 201718 fall archery turkey season. By request from serveral of our veiwers thats ask me to do a video on fall turkey hunting, well here it is. Hunters in illinois harvest more than 15,700 birds during 2017 spring turkey season. This prohibition only applies in counties open to spring turkey hunting. New this year, 11 additional counties are open to fall. Turkey hunters take 350 birds during fall shotgun season. April 10 may 11, 2017bnorth maximum of 3 turkey fall shotgun season oct. The 201718 season dates for archery deer and fall turkey archery hunting in illinois are oct. Illinois turkey struttin illinois style winchester. Illinois deer and turkey permits the shoppers weekly.387 812 581 36 1281 64 435 27 217 17 1377 602 1433 1544 402 72 1280 381 271 439 506 1482 757 1321 99 565 417 1202 544 363 838 301 1340 659 1434 728 850 669 881 661 1159 478 946 408