Effective August 8th, 2022 the City of Rock Island will begin accepting applications for the 2022/23 archery deer hunting season, as defined by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Applications may be obtained from the front desk of the Police Department, Rock Island Parks and Recreation Office, or online at rigov.org. All potential hunters must return completed applications along with their proficiency card to the Police Department by 5pm, September 8th, 2022, to be considered for a permit. With City approval, deer hunting will be permitted on a select number of sites.
Residents with questions regarding the Deer Management Program should contact Lt. Kirk Pattison at (309) 732-2707.
All approved hunters will be required to attend a mandatory meeting scheduled for a later date.