Illinois Turkey Hunting Season Dates and Regulations

Illinois Turkey Hunting Season Dates and Regulations

Spring 2024 Turkey Hunting

Segment 1 (North Zone)

  • Dates: 15-19 Apr
  • Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 pm
  • Limit: One tom, jake, or bearded hen per permit, maximum of 3 spring permits
  • Additional Regulations:
    • See map of turkey hunting zones for specific season segments in each zone

Segment 2 (North Zone)

  • Dates: 20-25 Apr
  • Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 pm
  • Limit: One tom, jake, or bearded hen per permit, maximum of 3 spring permits
  • Additional Regulations:
    • See map of turkey hunting zones for specific season segments in each zone

Segment 3 (North Zone)

  • Dates: 26 Apr-1 May
  • Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 pm
  • Limit: One tom, jake, or bearded hen per permit, maximum of 3 spring permits
  • Additional Regulations:
    • See map of turkey hunting zones for specific season segments in each zone

Segment 4 (North Zone)

  • Dates: 2-8 May
  • Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 pm
  • Limit: One tom, jake, or bearded hen per permit, maximum of 3 spring permits
  • Additional Regulations:
    • See map of turkey hunting zones for specific season segments in each zone

Segment 5 (North Zone)

  • Dates: 9-16 May
  • Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 pm
  • Limit: One tom, jake, or bearded hen per permit, maximum of 3 spring permits
  • Additional Regulations:
    • See map of turkey hunting zones for specific season segments in each zone

Youth Spring

  • Dates: 30-31 Mar and 6-7 Apr 2024
  • Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 pm
  • Limit: One tom, jake, or bearded hen per permit, counts toward maximum of 3 spring permits
  • Additional Regulations:
    • Allowed 1 permit per year. Permit is valid to hunt individual counties or IDNR sites during season dates

Fall Turkey Hunting

Shotgun Season

  • Dates: 21-29 Oct 2023
  • Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
  • Limit: One either-sex turkey per permit, maximum of 2 fall permits
  • Additional Regulations:
    • See map of fall firearm turkey hunting

Archery Season

  • Dates: 1 Oct 2023–14 Jan 2024
  • Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
  • Limit: One either-sex turkey per permit, maximum of 2 fall permits
  • Additional Regulations:
    • Season closed during fir

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