We can buy archery tags over the counter, but firearms permits aren't sold over the counter. We have to apply directly through the DNR., for firearms season permits. Because its a lottery hunt, they don't always draw your name if they have to many applicants. I think its something like 200,000 permits they draw from, I'm not 100% sure how many. I also, think it's the states way of making sure legit lawful hunters are the ones buying the tags. Who knows why the state of IL, does any of the things they do! lol Anyway I checked with them and my tags are in the mail![:D] Now I just need to tie that monster buck up to a tree, under the stand! jk[;)]
"Let a young buck go, so he can grow."