Hunting Seasons

The Jane Addams Trail will remain open during the 2016/2017 Illinois Hunting seasons. The Jane Addams Trail Commission strongly recommended that anyone using the trail during designated hunting dates wear the standard, hunter-recognized blaze orange apparel.

Hunters are not allowed to hunt or carry weapons on, or shoot across, the trail right-of-way, or to use the trail as an access to hunting areas. Hunters are allowed to cross the trail, and to retrieve game that has fallen on the trail right-of-way.

2016/2017 Deer Hunting Season – Northern Illinois (Additional hunting dates are available from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.)

October 1-January 15 – Archery Deer
November 18-20 – Firearm Deer
December 1-4 – Firearm and Muzzleloader Deer
December 9-11 – Muzzleloader Deer
December 29-January 1 – Deer
January 13-15 – Deer