Just received my letter about Illinois' free upland permits only being available online.
They are the free one-day permits for groups hunts on pheasant and quail habitat areas. i think they are one of the neatest opportunities in Illinois.
Unfortunately, drawing a permit is tough. I think I've drawn three over the past 10 years. So most form groups with promise of sharing hunts if somebody gets lucky..
You must signup online at www.dnr.state.il.us/uplandgame by Aug. 31.