(KFVS) - The Illinois Firearm Deer Season will be Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18 and will conclude November 29 through December 2.
“Illinois has a great hunting tradition and the firearm deer season is a special time for hundreds of thousands of hunters in our state,” said Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller. “I want to remind hunters to be safe while enjoying the firearm deer hunt and all outdoor activity in Illinois.”
According to the IDNR, hunters in Illinois harvested 98,820 deer during the seven-day firearm deer hunting season in 2011. So far this season, approximately 334,000 permits have been issued. For information on remaining permits, check the IDNR website www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/deer.
The IDNR says legal hunting hours for the firearm deer season are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.