Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify stock on hand if a pin says Out of Stock. We actively buy, sell and collect ILDNR issued deer & turkey hunting pins and our inventory sometimes changes quickly.
ILDNR deer pin information:The ILDNR issued its first deer pin button back in 1978. Successful firearm and archery hunters receive the same color pins from 1978 thru 1982. The year 1983 is when ILDNR gave out separate color pin buttons for the firearm and archery. There have been 3 different diameter sizes since 1978. The Firearm issued years 1978, 1980, 1983 and 1985 are all the same diameter size of 1 1/4". The year 1979 is the largest of them all 1 7/16". The archery 1985 pin button is also a 1 1/4" in diameter. All the other years issued have all been the same size 1 1/8".
The first CWD(Chronic Wasting Disease) pin was issued in 2005. So far there has been 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 CWD Pins. These pins were only issued in 5 different northern Illinois counties that have the CWD disease which make them very collectible.
The ILDNR issued 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 archery and firearm pins are much different from all other years. They are larger in diameter and the back side pins are not easily removable. All of my new style plaques that have the black foam inserts and will hold the old and the new style pins.
All the pins that I sell are considered in good to excellent condition..