PermitsPurchasing your archery tag and hunting license is an easy process. Beginning in June, all hunters can purchase their archery permit online, or alternatively through the mail using our outfitter number. All of our hunters have received their archery permits when applying before June 30th. All leftover tags are then sold directly online or at one of the IDNR licensed venders. There are normally plenty of deer permits even until the end of the season.
Resident hunters can purchase their hunting license directly at any license vender or through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website. All resident hunters can harvest two bucks and unlimited does.
Nonresident archery permits come with an either-sex tag and an antlerless-only tag. Nonresidents are limited to one buck during the archery season, but there are no limits to the number of does you may harvest.