Illinois Hunting Regulations

Deer Season Dates:

2015-2016

  • Firearm Deer (Handgun,Muzzleloader & Shotgun) Nov. 20 - 22; Dec. 3 - 6, 2015
  • Deer (Muzzleloading rifles only) Dec.11 - 13, 2015 (also allowed Dec. 3 - 6)
  • Special CWD Deer Season Dec. 31, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016 and Jan. 15 - 17, 2016
  • Late-Winter Antlerless Deer (Handgun, Muzzleloader & Shotgun) Dec. 31, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016 and Jan. 15 - 17, 2016
  • Deer (Archery in counties with a firearm season and west of Rt. 47 in Kane County) Oct. 1 - Nov. 19, Nov. 23 - Dec. 2, and Dec. 7, 2015 - Jan. 17, 2016
  • Deer (Archery in Cook, DuPage, Kane [east of Route 47] and Lake counties) Oct. 1, 2015 - Jan. 17, 2016
  • Youth Firearm Deer Season Oct. 10 - 12, 2015 and Nov. 20 - 22, 2015

Hunting Regulations Guide

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Illinois Hunting Regulations (pdf)


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