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

Winter Bird Hunting

Hunting the Polar Vortex

The first half of the 2014 Upland Season is over and it’s been a whirlwind of travel all across the country. But this last trip to South Dakota hunting in brutally cold conditions was a great reminder that some of the best memories afield come from facing adversity and overcoming.

New Mexico Sunset

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more