Archery deer permits available to
nonresidents beginning July 10
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SPRINGFIELD -- Hunters who are not residents of
Illinois can begin applying for archery deer hunting permits beginning at 8
a.m. on Saturday, July 10, Department of Natural Resources Director Joel
Brunsvold announced recently.
Permits are available via phone-ins
only, at 1 (888) 673-7648.
Nonresident archery hunters may obtain
a limit of one archery combination deer permit for the 2004 hunting
season. That allows the taking of a total of two deer: one antlered
deer and one antlerless deer.
Permits will be issued on a first-come,
first-served basis until the quota of 15,000 is reached. Callers
should have a credit card ready and, if born after Jan. 1, 1980,
they should have their hunter safety certificate number on hand.
Applicants also will be required to supply their Social Security and
driver's license numbers. The fee for a nonresident archery
combination permit is $225. A processing fee will be charged in
addition to the normal issuing fees.
Nonresident archery deer hunters need a
nonresident hunting license and state Habitat Stamp, in addition to
a deer permit. When they purchase a permit, nonresidents may obtain
either an annual license or a five-day license, depending on the
amount of time they intend to hunt.
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If any permits remain unsold by
September, they will be available from several Department of Natural
Resources offices until sold out. The offices are in Sterling,
Clinton, Alton, Benton, Springfield and Chicago. Addresses and phone
numbers for those offices can be found at
by consulting Illinois' Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations,
or by calling (217) 782-2965.
to the combination permit, successful nonresident applicants can
obtain additional antlerless-only archery deer permits
over-the-counter from license vendors. To obtain the nonresident
single antlerless-only archery permit, hunters must show the stub
from their archery combination permit in person and pay a fee of $25
to the license vendor. These additional permits are being offered to
encourage the harvest of antlerless deer.
Department of Natural Resources