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Non-Resident Archery Deer Permit Application Process Resumes August 11th, 2009

The following useful information is from an IDNR press release issued 8/3/09.



Approximately 11,000 non-resident combination tags still available

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Remaining 2009 Illinois Non-Resident Archery Deer Combination Permits (one either-sex and one antlerless only) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8 a.m., CDT on Tues., Aug. 11. Hunters may purchase remaining permits over-the-counter from a license vendor, through the DNR Direct online license system on the IDNR web site at, or by calling toll-free 1-888-6PERMIT (1-888-673-7648). All non-resident hunters who applied for a combination archery permit during the June 2009 application period will receive their permit in the mail by mid August.

Non-residents are allowed to purchase one combination archery permit (one either-sex/one antlerless only) at a cost of $400.

There are approximately 11,000 of the 25,000 non-resident combination tags remaining for the 2009-2010 archery deer season, which is scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 1, 2009 through Sun., Jan. 17, 2010. Antlerless only permits for $15.50 will be available beginning Sept. 1 and throughout the season over the counter at local agents designated by IDNR, as well as through DNR Direct online or by phone.

14 point Illinois Buck

Resident Archery Deer Permits: Illinois resident deer hunters will be able to purchase 2009 Illinois Archery Deer Hunting permits (combination archery and antlerless-only archery permits) over-the-counter from DNR Direct permit sale locations throughout Illinois beginning in mid August. The archery deer season opens Oct. 1. Resident archery deer permits are not subject to a quota.