Illinois Bird Hunting

2018-19 DATES CURRENTLY NOT PUBLISHED 

Seasons Span October 21 –
January 15, 2018

Illinois Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$12.50

Non-Resident License Fees:
$57.75
5-Day $35.75 

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific

State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Illinois Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

North November 4 -January 8, 2018
South November 4 -January 15, 2018

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Illinois Bobwhite Quail Season

North November 4 -January 8, 2018
South November 4 -January 15, 2018

Limits: 8 per day, 20 possession

Hungarian Partridge

Illinois Hungarian Partridge Season

North November 4 -January 8, 2018
South November 4 -January 15, 2018

 Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Woodcock

Illinois Woodcock Season

October 21 – December 4 , 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Elkhorn Ranch North Dakota

Hunting in the Shadow of Roosevelt

When I hunt in North Dakota, my thoughts often drift to Teddy Roosevelt’s days at Elkhorn Ranch — He named his Dakota home for a pair of locked elk skulls he found at the site. Today, centrally located within the million acres of the Little Missouri National Grasslands, Elkhorn is a great place to visit … Read more