TITLE 17: CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER b: FISH AND WILDLIFE
PART 720 THE TAKING OF WILD TURKEYS – FALL ARCHERY SEASON
SECTION 720.20 STATEWIDE TURKEY PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
Section 720.20 Statewide Turkey Permit Requirements
a) To take, or attempt to take, a wild turkey, Illinois residents must first obtain an archery "Wild Turkey Hunting Permit" for a fee of $5. Lifetime licenses issued after August 15, 2006 shall not qualify a non-resident of Illinois for a resident turkey permit. Non-resident turkey hunters shall be charged $75 for wild turkey hunting permits. Paid archery turkey permits are only available over-the-counter (OTC) from license vendors located throughout the State. The permit will authorize the holder to hunt in any of the open counties of the State, on property where permission to hunt has been obtained from the property owner. All hunters, except those exempted by Section 3.1 of the Wildlife Code [520 ILCS 5/3.1] are required to obtain a hunting license before hunting wild turkey. Hunting without a valid permit is a Class B misdemeanor (see 520 ILCS 5/2.9).
b) Hunters purchasing an archery turkey permit must supply all necessary applicant information to the license vendor in order to properly complete the permit.
c) An individual may purchase a maximum of two archery turkey permits per season. Permits are not transferable and refunds will not be granted.
d) A $3 service fee will be charged for replacement permits issued by the Department. The procedures for obtaining a replacement license are detailed in 17 Ill. Adm. Code 2520.50. Monies from this source will be deposited in the Wildlife and Fish Fund.
e) It shall be unlawful to:
1) Purchase or attempt to purchase or receive more than two archery turkey permits. Violation is a Class B misdemeanor (see 520 ILCS 5/2.9).
2) Provide false and/or deceptive information to a vendor when purchasing a permit. In addition to criminal charges, individuals found guilty of violating this Section shall have their permit revoked and fees forfeited. The procedure by which an individual may appeal an application rejection, permit revocation, and the forfeiture of fees is set forth in 17 Ill. Adm. Code 2530 (Department Formal Hearings Conducted for Rulemaking and Contested Cases). Violation is a Class A misdemeanor (see 520 ILCS 5/2.38).
(Source: Amended at 31 Ill. Reg. 11723, effective July 27, 2007)