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Archery deer permits available to nonresidents beginning July 10  Send a link to a friend

[JUNE 26, 2004]  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.

In addition 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.

[Illinois Department of Natural Resources
news release]

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