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Illinois 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Applications Available through Jan 11
Submitted by: Backcountry Press Outdoor News
Posted on: 12/06/18
Public access for turkey hunting on those properties in 39 counties is available free of charge. To participate as a youth hunter (must be under 18 years of age), hunters must fill out an IRAP application and send it in by Feb. 26, 2019 to be eligible for the youth drawing.
A total of 172 sites are available in 39 counties for the two-weekend youth season (March 30-31 and April 6-7, 2019). Another 344 sites are available for 2019 Illinois Spring Turkey Season segments 3 and 4 to youth and adult turkey hunters. These sites are open on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/IRAP/Pages/default.aspx
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Hunters may apply from Dec. 4, 2018 through Jan. 11, 2019 for the second lottery for 2019 Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season permits.
IRAP Spring Turkey Hunting: Youth and adult hunters can apply now for 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting opportunities through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The IDNR has leased about 15,000 acres of private land for 2019 spring turkey hunting through IRAP.