(KFVS) - The Illinois firearm deer season will begin Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20 and ends Dec.1-4.
Hunters that successfully take a deer during the firearm season in most counties must register the deer online through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website or by calling 1-866-452-4325. Hunters using the online or phone-in system must register their harvest by 10 p.m. on the day they take the deer. The IDNR recommends that hunters using cell phones to register their harvest wait until they are out of the field and have a clear cell phone signal before trying to make the harvest report phone call.
Firearm deer hunters in Boone, DeKalb, Grundy, JoDaviess, Kane, LaSalle, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago counties are reminded to bring their deer to mandatory check stations by 8 p.m. on the day they harvest a deer.