From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
-- Applications are now being accepted for the non-resident archery deer hunting permit lottery drawing for the 2009-2010 Illinois Archery Deer season. Non-resident hunters can apply through DNR Direct online and by phone through June 30.
DNR Direct Online License Sales can be accessed at http://dnr.state.il.us (Click on the Online Licenses button on the home page) or by phone at 1-888-6PERMIT (1-888-673-7648).
Non-residents are allowed to apply for one combination archery permit (one either-sex/one antlerless only) at a cost of $400. There will be 25,000 non-resident combination tags available for the 2009-2010 archery deer season, which is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 through Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.
Antlerless-only permits for $15.50 will be available beginning this summer and throughout the season over the counter at local agents designated by IDNR, as well as through DNR Direct online or by phone.