Turkey Hunting

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Butler Farms Outdoor Adventures offers Spring Turkey Hunting beginning in Mid-April. You will find the same courteous service and traditional values as with our whitetail deer hunting. Our guests enjoy the freedom of DIY hunting on their own tract of land. Hunters enjoy the privacy and quality that our beautiful farms have to offer. You may check in at 12:00 noon the day before to scout your site. All hunts are non-guided (DIY).

Whitetail hunters from the fall 16-17 season
have reported high numbers of turkey at Butler Farms!

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       2018 Spring Illinois Non-Guided Turkey Hunting                                                Season Rate

Free Lodging At Butler Farms Lodge With Hunt

                          Dates                                Days         Rates

Youth         03/31/18 to 04/01/18            2             $500

Youth         04/04/18 to 04/08/18          2             $500

First            04/16/18 to 04/20/18          5             $750

Second       04/21/18 to 04/26/18           6            $750

Third          04/27/18 to 05/02/18           6             $750

Fourth        05/03/18 to 05/09/18          7             $750

Fifth            05/10/18 to 05/17/18           8             $750

Spring Turkey Application Deadlines

1st Lottery 12/01/2017

2nd Lottery 01/11/2018

3rd Lottery 02/09/2018

Spring Permit Application Period First Lottery – Residents: Applicants may apply for one turkey hunting permit. Applications must be received by Dec. 1, 2017.

Second Lottery – Residents/Non-residents: Individuals who were rejected for a wild turkey permit during the first lottery, who are applying for their must be received by Jan. 11, 2018. Eligible Illinois residents have preference over nonresidents in this lottery.

Third Lottery – Residents/Non-residents: Anyone with fewer than two permits may apply for one permit. Applications must be received by Feb. 9, 2018. Illinois residents have preference over non-residents in this lottery.

Over-the-Counter Sales Period Permits remaining after the Third Lottery Drawing will be available over-the-counter from license vendors throughout the state beginning March 8 on a first-come, first served basis. Permits will be sold until quotas are exhausted, or until the close of the specific turkey season segment for which the permit is being requested. Persons may purchase one or more permits during this period, subject to availability, except that no one may exceed the limit of three permits in total for spring turkey hunting, including youth and landowner permits.



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Turkey Hunting Packages

Lodging is included in the above rates. All rates and dates are based on North Zone Region 4 and a minimum of 2 hunters. Single hunter rates are $900 per season. Pricing subject to change.

Turkey Hunting Permit Information

Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for wild turkey hunting and permit information.

Resident Turkey Hunting:

Residents of Illinois can click here to get a spring turkey hunting application.

Non-Resident Turkey Hunting:

Non-Residents of Illinois can apply for a spring turkey hunting permit by clicking here.

We look forward to hosting your turkey hunting trip at Butler Farms Outdoor Adventures!

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