Turkey

We offer excellent turkey hunting opportunities at Illinois Whitetail and Waterfowl.

Our season begins in the last week of March with the youth season followed by the regular seasons. The Illinois turkey season is broken down into five seven-day seasons. Turkey permits are available to nonresident hunters during the 2nd and 3rd lotteries, with the 1st lottery open for Illinois residents only.

The permits are season and county specific. With our hunting areas lying in White, Wayne and Hamilton counties, you are likely to draw a permit. You will need to visit the Illinois DNR website for lottery dates (typically January and February) and season dates.

In Illinois, the legal hunting time for turkey ends at 1:00 pm. The balance of the day is used for scouting for the next day’s hunt if needed or if you prefer, simply relaxing.