Illinois Hunting Seasons

See our comprehensive list of hunting seasons for animals of all types and all areas of Illinois. We’ve made it easier than ever to find the dates you can hunt, length of the season, what type of hunting is allowed and other important details. Plus, check out hunting resources and direct links to Illinois state resources.

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Illinois State Hunting Season 2022 - 2023

The purpose of the provided information about Illinois hunting seasons is to provide guidance for hunters on when certain animals may be hunted in the state. Animals included in the seasons range from deer, coyote/striped skunk and woodchuck, to squirrels, doves, Canada geese, common snipe, rails, teal ducks, turkey, ducks/mergansers/coots, light geese/brant, white-fronted geese, crow, woodcock, rabbits, pheasant/quail/partridge and bobcat/foxes/opossums/raccoon. Conservation orders are also included for light geese. Illinois has different hunting seasons for each species, allowing hunters to plan accordingly. This information may also be used by wildlife and conservation organizations to monitor population numbers of certain species. This is also a valuable tool for state management agencies to regulate hunting activities in the state.

Interactive Illinois Hunting Season Discovery

Use the forms below to filter by game, type of hunting, time of year, bag / tag limits and much more. We’ve gone through the state of Illinois Hunting Seasons’s hunting season data and simplified it so you can easily find what you’re looking for. Please note, that information realated Illinois state hunting is subject to change so be sure to check the state resources linked below the table before heading out to hunt.

Illinois Hunting Seasons & Requirements

For the most accurate information on Illinois Hunting Seasons, along with the state’s requirements for tag and bag limits, it’s a good idea to check with the Illinois DNR.  We’ve provided their contact information below, along with links to helpful resources, including licensing.

Illinois DNR

One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702-1271

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