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

Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more