The lottery for deer season permits is approaching. Resident Illinois deer hunters can apply online beginning at 8:30 Tuesday morning, March 12th for the first lottery drawings for 2013 Illinois firearm and muzzleloader-only deer season permits. Just click on the Online Services tab on the IDNR website home page. Application forms in PDF format will be available online in April. The first lottery drawings for firearm and muzzleloader-only deer permits are for Illinois residents only. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Resident hunters can apply in both the firearm and muzzleloader-only lotteries. The 2013 Illinois firearm deer seasons are November 22nd through the 24th and December 5th through the 8th. The 2013 muzzleloader-only permits may be used December 13th through the 15th and in the second firearm season December 5th through 8th.