Illinois Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 17 – January 15, 2021

Resident License Fees:
$12.50

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

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*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.


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Ring-Necked Pheasant

Illinois Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

North November 7 -January 8, 2021
South November 7 -January 15, 2021

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession


Bobwhite Quail

Illinois Bobwhite Quail Season

North November 7 -January 8, 2021
South November 7 -January 15, 2021

Limits: 8 per day, 20 possession


Hungarian Partridge

Illinois Hungarian Partridge Season

North November 7 -January 8, 2021
South November 7 -January 15, 2021

 Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession


Woodcock

Illinois Woodcock Season

October 17 – November 30, 2020

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession