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Illinois 2018 OTC Deer Permits Now Available


Submitted by:  Backcountry Press Outdoor News 
Posted on: 10/15/18
News # -11891

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CWD Sampling:  Deer hunters statewide in Illinois are encouraged to allow samples to be taken for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing from adult deer they harvest. For a list of locations that are serving as CWD sampling stations, taking samples from entire deer or deer heads through the end of the archery season in January 2019, click on this link: 
https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/programs/CWD/Documents/CWDSamplingLocations.pdf 

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Illinois 2018 over-the-counter (OTC) deer permits now available. 

Resident and non-resident Illinois Youth Firearm Deer permits are available over-the-counter (OTC) from DNR Direct license and permit vendors. The Youth Deer Hunt is Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 6-8. 

Over-the-counter sales of remaining 2018 Illinois Firearm Deer Permits will begin on Oct. 16.  Permits will be sold until quotas are exhausted or until the close of the season, whichever occurs first.  Individual hunters can purchase one or more permits beginning Oct. 16, subject to availability. For a list of the number of permits available following the final lottery drawing, check the IDNR website.  
Resident Archery Deer Permits:  Resident combination and antlerless-only archery deer permits are available over-the-counter (OTC) from DNR Direct license and permit vendors. Find a vendor link here: https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/LPR/Pages/LicensePermitVendors.aspx 

Non-Resident Archery Deer Permits:  Illinois Non-Resident Archery Deer combination permits are available over-the-counter (OTC) from DNR Direct license and permit vendors.  The Illinois Archery Deer Season is open through Jan. 20, 2019 (except closed during firearm deer season in counties open to firearm deer hunting). 

Illinois 2018 OTC Deer Permits Now Available