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					DNR   Indiana Department
      of Natural Resources
                             2010-2011 IndIana


            Deer Hunting
                  Guide




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     Introduction                                        Contents
N      ot that long ago, encountering the
       now familiar white-tailed deer bound-
ing across a cornfield or disappearing into              General hunting regulations 4
a woodlot would have been a rare sight in                License requirements         4
Indiana.
    deer were an abundant species when                   Apprentice licenses          5
settlers arrived in the early 1800s, but un-
                                                         Legal hunting hours          6
regulated hunting practices pushed deer to
extinction in the early 1900s.                           Urban deer zones             7
    In 1934, the division of Fish and Game
(parent agency to the present division of Fish           Equipment regulations        8
and Wildlife) began restocking with about 400            Deer season chart            9
deer that were trapped and transferred from
Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and north              Tagging / checking deer      10
Carolina. nearly all releases were made on
                                                         License / bag limit chart    11
state and federal properties of the southern
hills.                                                   Bonus antlerless deer        12
    deer emigrating from Michigan helped
rebuild the herd in northern Indiana counties.           Disease monitoring           15
animals moving up and down the major drain-              Venison donation             16
age systems began dispersing throughout
central Indiana.                                         Public hunting areas         20
    Biologists accelerated the dispersal by
                                                         Fish & Wildlife Areas        30
trapping deer from public lands and moving
them to counties with few or no deer. In con-            Shooting ranges              32
junction with wildlife biologists’ dedication to re-
establishing deer, conservation officers worked          Wildlife biologists          34
around the clock to protect the new herds.               DNR Law Enforcement          36
    Those restoration efforts paid off.
    In 1951, Indiana conducted its first regu-
lated deer hunting season. approximately
16,000 hunters bought a $5 license that al-
lowed them to hunt deer over a three-day pe-
riod in 17 southern Indiana counties. Hunters            Contacts
reported taking 1,590 deer.
    Fast forward to the present:                       division of Fish and Wildlife
  •	 More than a quarter million licenses are          Indiana department of natural Resources
sold annually, with a basic license costing $24.       402 W. Washington St. RM 273
  •	 deer hunting is open in all 92 counties.          Indianapolis, In 46204
  •	 a properly licensed hunter with permis-
sion from a landowner can pursue deer from
mid-September into January, save for a
one-week break from late november to early
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  •	 Hunters are coming off a second straight
record harvest, having tagged 132,752 deer
in the 2009 season.                                    GoVERNoR: Mitch daniels, Jr.
    Today, deer inhabit every county in Indiana
and provide recreation and enjoyment to all            DNR DIREcToR: Robert E. Carter, Jr.
types of outdoor enthusiasts. The Hoosier
state can boast of a healthy and productive            FISh & WILDLIFE DIREcToR: Mark Reiter
herd. Our pride in this herd is well-founded,
because it is a symbol of the success of our
wildlife management and conservation efforts.
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   Your License dollars
Y    ou open your wallet, pull out cash or
     a credit card, and shell out your hard-
earned dollars for an Indiana fishing, hunting
                                                  ...fish and wildlife man-
                                                  agement and public
or trapping license.
   What does the purchase get you?
                                                  access are funded by
   Well, besides the opportunity to pursue        license revenue.
your favorite outdoor activities, it grants you
the privilege of standing shoulder to shoulder       The combined projects increased public
with generations of others who staked out a       land available for fishing, hunting and trap-
legacy as america’s first conservationists.       ping by more than 10,000 acres.
   From the days of Theodore Roosevelt and           Other recent conservation projects that
fellow conservation pioneers, americans have      your license dollars support include:
enjoyed the fruits of a user-pay, user-play ap-     •	 Research projects on quail and rabbit
proach known as the north american Wildlife       reproduction, disease monitoring of white-
Management Plan and based on the premise          tailed deer, fall quail covey counts; mourning
that fish and wildlife belong to the public.      dove trapping and banding;
   With this concept, fish and wildlife man-        •	 Completion of a waterfowl refuge area at
agement and public access are funded by           Kankakee Fish and Wildlife area;
license revenue. no license money goes to           •	 Construction of an auxiliary boat ramp at
the state general fund.                           Falls of the Ohio State Park;
   But it doesn’t stop there.                       •	 Providing wildlife habitat management
   Indiana’s conservation efforts get addition-   information to more than 1,000 private land-
al support from two federal funds – the Sport     owners;
Fish Restoration and Wildlife Restoration           •	 development of new angler and boating
programs, sometimes referred to respec-           access sites at Sugar Creek (Montgomery
tively as the dingell-Johnson Fund and the        County), Williams Lake (noble), Kekionga
Pittman-Robertson Fund. administered by           Lake (adams), Eco Park (Jennings), and
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, these two     the St. Joseph River (deKalb). The five sites
programs collect excise taxes on sporting         were added to more than 350 existing ac-
arms and ammunition, archery equipment,           cess sites across the state;
fishing equipment, and motor boat fuels. The        •	 Comprehensive study of bass popula-
money is distributed among state fish and         tions at Brookville Reservoir;
wildlife agencies based on land size and the        •	 Trapping and banding of more than
number of licensed anglers and hunters in         1,000 wood ducks on dnR properties to as-
each state.                                       sist waterfowl biologists in determining pro-
   In 2010, Indiana received more than            duction in Indiana;
$8 million from the Wildlife Restoration Pro-       •	 Sponsorship of dozens of hunter recruit-
gram and more than $5 million from the Sport      ment/retention events on fish and wildlife
Fish Restoration Program.                         properties in conjunction with youth seasons;
   Here’s another way of putting it – for each      •	 Upgrades to several fish and wildlife ar-
hunting license sold in Indiana, the dnR re-      eas, including Crosley (added 15-yard lane
ceived an additional $30 in Wildlife Restora-     to shooting range and succession habitat
tion Program funds. For each fishing license,     control); Glendale (improvements to Horse-
it was nearly $11.                                shoe and Wren ponds, reclamation of old
   The combination of license revenue and         fields, aquatic weed treatment to dogwood
federal dollars fueled a funding engine that      Lake); revitalization of Rail Marsh, expansion
helped the dnR division of Fish & Wildlife        of Weyerbacher Marsh (Hovey Lake); Wil-
open Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife area             bur Wright (covered firing point at shooting
near Terre Haute and deer Creek Fish and          range).
Wildlife area in Putnam County, and convert          So, the next time you buy a fishing, hunt-
Roush Lake near Huntington from a dnR             ing or trapping license, know that your
State Parks & Reservoir property to a Fish &      investment is going a long way to help con-
Wildlife area.                                    servation of our natural resources.

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    General Hunting Regulations
    T   he following is a summary of Indiana
        regulations related to deer hunting. It
is designed as a service to sportsmen and
                                                  dnR Customer Service Center, Indiana Gov-
                                                  ernment Center South, 402 W. Washington
                                                  St., W160, Indianapolis. Hours are 8:30 a.m.
women and is not intended to be a complete        to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
digest of all regulations.
                                                     By mail: Send a check or money order
   For complete language on rules and regu-
                                                  (payable to dnR) or Visa or MasterCard (in-
lations, go to www.IN.gov/legislative/ic/
                                                  clude number, expiration date) to:
code/title14/ and www.IN.gov/legislative/
                                                     Licenses
iac/title312.html.
                                                     dnR Customer Service Center
   License requirements: Unless otherwise            402 W. Washington St., W160
exempted, a completed and signed deer                Indianapolis, In, 46204
hunting, youth, lifetime comprehensive hunt-
                                                    Include the following information:
ing, or lifetime comprehensive hunting/fishing
                                                   •	 Specify the license(s) and season (i.e.,
license bearing the hunter’s name is required
                                                  deer muzzleloader)
to hunt deer in Indiana, and the license must
                                                   •	 name, date of birth, Indiana driver’s Li-
be on the person when hunting.
                                                  cense number or Social Security number
   a separate deer hunting license is required
                                                   •	 Hunter education certificate number if
for each deer taken unless hunting with a
                                                  born after dec. 31, 1986
youth, lifetime comprehensive hunting or life-
                                                   •	 Complete address, city, state, ZIP and
time comprehensive hunting/fishing license
                                                  phone number
bearing the hunter’s name.
                                                   •	 Height, weight, color of hair and color of
a hunter must have:                               eyes
  •	 an archery license, extra archery license     •	 Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
or bonus antlerless license to hunt with a
                                                  License exemptions: The following are ex-
bow and arrow during the early archery sea-
                                                  empt from license requirements.
son, or a bow and arrow or crossbow during
                                                      Landowners or lessees of farmland who
the late archery season.
                                                  farm that land and are residents of Indiana,
  •	 a firearms license or bonus antlerless li-
                                                  their spouses and children living with them,
cense to hunt with a handgun, shotgun, rifle,
                                                  while hunting, fishing or trapping on the land
or muzzleloader during the firearms season.
                                                  they own or lease. This exemption does not
(note: a firearms license is not valid during
                                                  apply to land owned by a business, corpora-
the muzzleloader season.)
                                                  tion or partnership unless the shareholders,
  •	 a muzzleloader or a bonus antlerless
                                                  partners, members or owners are comprised
license to hunt with a muzzleloader during
                                                  solely of the members of an immediate family
the muzzleloader season. (note: a muzzle-
                                                  and farm that land. Farmland means agricul-
loader license is not valid during the firearms
                                                  tural land that is devoted or best adaptable
season.)
                                                  for the production of crops, fruits, timber or
Resident status: a resident is a person           the raising of livestock, or is assessed as ag-
whose true fixed and permanent home and           ricultural land for property tax purposes.
principal residence has been in Indiana for           Residents of Indiana engaged in full-time
60 consecutive days prior to purchasing a         military service and who are carrying their
license or permit and who does not claim          leave orders and a valid Indiana driver’s li-
residency for fishing, hunting or trapping in     cense or Indiana voter registration card.
another state or country. all others are non-         non-resident military personnel on active
residents.                                        duty and stationed in Indiana may hunt or
                                                  fish with a resident license.
how to buy a license: The dnR provides
                                                      a non-resident younger than 18 years old
four convenient ways to purchase a license.
                                                  may hunt, trap or fish with a resident license
    online: Go to IndianaOutdoor.In.gov           if a parent, grandparent or legal guardian is
    By phone: Call (317) 232-4200                 a resident.
    In person: Visit a retailer or dnR site           an individual who is younger than 13
listed at IndianaOutdoor.In.gov, or visit the     years old; does not possess a bow or fire-

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arm; and is accompanied by an individual           chase a hunting license, anyone born after
who is at least 18 years of age and holds a        dec. 31, 1986 must successfully complete a
valid license.                                     hunter education class offered by the dnR.
    Youth participating in free youth hunting      See apprentice Hunter exception.
days.
                                                   Apprentice licenses: an individual of any
    non-resident landowner according to the
                                                   age, resident or non-resident, can buy an
exemption the non-resident’s state provides
                                                   apprentice hunting license without having to
for Indiana residents. While hunting, the non-
                                                   take a hunter education class. an individual
resident must possess proof of ownership
                                                   can purchase up to three apprentice hunt-
(i.e., tax receipt) of the farmland. Owners of
                                                   ing licenses, of any combination, in his/her
Indiana farmland, their spouses and children
                                                   lifetime.
who live with them are exempt from license
                                                       While hunting, the apprentice hunter at
requirements while hunting or trapping on
                                                   all times must be in close proximity to and
their land if they are residents of a state that
                                                   be able to communicate with a hunter who
allows an Indiana resident the same exemp-
                                                   is at least 18 years old and has a valid hunt-
tion in that state.
                                                   ing license (unless exempt from needing a
    Landowners who are residents from states
                                                   hunting license). The individual who accom-
that do not allow an Indiana resident the
                                                   panies the apprentice hunter cannot accom-
same exemption must have and carry a valid
                                                   pany more than two apprentice hunters at
non-resident license to hunt any wild animal.
                                                   one time while afield.
all non-resident landowners are required to
                                                       The apprentice resident youth consoli-
have a valid non-resident license when hunt-
                                                   dated hunting and trapping license includes
ing on land other than their own.
                                                   the same licenses and stamps as the regular
    The law does not exempt non-residents
                                                   resident youth consolidated hunting and
who lease land in Indiana. non-resident les-
                                                   trapping license; it only exempts the license
sees are required to purchase non-resident
                                                   holder from needing to take a hunter educa-
hunting and trapping licenses.
                                                   tion class.
Persons with disabilities: an individual with          Landowners or lessees of farmland and
a disability can apply for a special permit to     their children living with them who meet the
use a method to take deer that is not other-       requirements for hunting license exemptions
wise allowed by rule, such as the use of a         also are exempt from needing an apprentice
crossbow. Rules for use of a Persons with          hunting license.
disabilities Hunting Permit and application
                                                   Antlered deer: an antlered deer must have
forms are available from the division of Fish
                                                   at least one antler that is at least 3 inches
and Wildlife, 402 W. Washington St., W273,
                                                   long. anything else is an antlerless deer.
Indianapolis, In, 46204; (317) 232-4102 or at
www.hunting.In.gov.                                Bag and possession limits: It is illegal to
                                                   possess, ship, carry, or transport more than
Youth license: The resident youth consoli-
                                                   two times the daily bag limit of a wild animal
dated hunting and trapping license, for resi-
                                                   after the beginning of the second day of the
dent youth 17 and younger, covers the an-
nual resident hunting and trapping licenses,
turkey licenses, game bird habitat, Indiana
                                                     Get your news about
migratory waterfowl, trout/salmon stamp
                                                     Indiana’s fish & wildlife
privileges and all deer licenses. non-resident
                                                     delivered to your email
youths 17 and younger may purchase the
                                                     straight from the dnR.
appropriate non-resident youth license:
annual hunting, deer, turkey, or trapping.
However, a non-resident under 18 years of
age, who has a parent, grandparent or legal
guardian who is a resident of Indiana, may
purchase a resident youth consolidated li-
cense to hunt or trap in Indiana.
   all youth hunting licenses are valid for the              see hunting.IN.gov
designated license year, even if the individ-                 click on Wild Bulletin
ual turns 18 during that year. In order to pur-

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season established to take that animal. It is      Deer-vehicle collisions: If a deer dies after
illegal to take more than the daily bag limit of   a collision with a motor vehicle, a conserva-
a wild animal in a calendar day.                   tion officer, dnR property manager, assistant
    You must maintain possession of any wild       property manager or other law enforcement
animal taken while you are hunting or return-      officer may issue a permit to an individual
ing to your vehicle after hunting, unless the      to possess the deer. If a deer is found dead
animal is properly tagged.                         from another cause, a conservation officer or
    You cannot transport a harvested deer for      person designated by a conservation officer
another person that is in excess of your bag       may issue a permit to possess the deer.
limit unless the deer has a tag signed by the
                                                   Fluorescent (hunter) orange: Hunters, in-
person who killed the deer. The tag must
                                                   cluding those using archery equipment, must
include the person’s name and address, total
                                                   meet fluorescent (hunter) orange require-
number of deer taken, the date the deer was/
                                                   ments while hunting deer in the firearm and
were taken, and the signature of the person
                                                   muzzleloader seasons (nov. 13-28 and dec.
who killed the deer.
                                                   4-19). The minimum requirement is one or
Deer tagging and checking: Immediately             more of the following articles exposed at all
upon killing a deer, the hunter must complete      times that are solid fluorescent orange – vest,
a tag on paper that states the name and ad-        coat, jacket, coveralls, hat or cap. Minimal
dress of the person who took the deer, sex         logos or patches are allowed. Camouflage-
of the deer, and the day and month of the kill     patterned orange garments do not satisfy the
(sample deer transportation tag). a hunter         requirement.
is not required to place the tag on the deer
                                                   harassment of hunters, trappers: It is il-
while dragging it out of the field as long as
                                                   legal to intentionally interfere with the legal
the hunter has filled out and is carrying the
                                                   taking of a game animal by another person
required information. a hunter must maintain
                                                   on public land, or on private land without
immediate custody of and visual contact with
                                                   permission of the landowner.
the deer carcass. The tag must be attached
to the deer before the hunter leaves the deer      hunting from a vehicle or boat: animals
or loads the deer in a vehicle.                    may not be hunted from, by, or with the aid
    a person must deliver the deer to an offi-     of any motor-driven vehicle or boat, except:
cial deer check station within 48 hours of the        By authorized persons with a Persons with
kill for registration. Go to http://www.IN.gov/    disabilities Hunting Permit.
dnr/fishwild/6271.htm for a searchable da-            To check traps that are set lawfully and
tabase of check stations.                          maintained.
    Before leaving the check station, a perma-        To hunt any animal (except furbearers)
nent seal must be attached to the carcass.         from a motorboat; provided the boat is not
The permanent seal must remain attached            under power derived from the motor.
until the carcass is placed in the custody of
                                                   Legal hunting hours: For all deer seasons,
another person for processing or until the
                                                   hunting hours are from one-half hour before
carcass has been processed and packaged.
                                                   sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
The deer head must remain attached to the
carcass until the tag is attached and locked       Selling of wild game: Protected or regu-
at the deer check station.                         lated wild animals, live or dead (or the meat
                                                   there from), cannot be sold, traded or bar-
Disposition of carcasses: Carcasses of
                                                   tered. (Exceptions: lawfully taken furbearers,
deer and other wild animals that are lawfully
                                                   squirrel tails, deer hides, antlers, hooves,
taken should not be dumped in streams or
                                                   and cured gamebird feathers may be sold).
other bodies of water or left out in the open
for scavengers and others to see. dumping          Spotlighting: It is illegal to shine a spotlight,
dead deer and other wild animals in a water-       searchlight or other artificial light for the pur-
way is considered littering and is a criminal      pose of taking, attempting to take, or assist-
offense punishable by a fine. Rotting car-         ing another person to take a deer. It is illegal
casses in a waterway can also affect water         to shine such a light while in possession of a
quality for those downstream.                      firearm, bow and arrow or crossbow. It also




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is illegal for a person to deliberately cast a     and dec. 4 through Jan. 2, 2011.
spotlight or other artificial light from a motor      The provision does not override any local
vehicle if in possession of a loaded firearm,      ordinances restricting shooting of firearms
bow and arrow or crossbow.                         and bows. Hunters must obtain permission
                                                   from landowners to hunt on their property.
Tree stands: Elevated stands may be used
                                                   an archery, extra archery, or bonus antler-
for hunting deer during all deer hunting
                                                   less license is needed for each deer taken.
seasons. It is illegal to erect or hunt from
                                                   (These licenses are included with resident
a permanent tree blind on state-owned or
                                                   youth consolidated hunt/trap licenses and
state-leased lands. Portable tree stands may
                                                   comprehensive lifetime hunting licenses).
be used and left overnight between Sept. 1
and Jan. 10 on state-owned or state-leased            Violation penalties: any person who
lands, U.S. Forest Service lands, and lands        takes a deer in violation of any regulation will
of the Muscatatuck, Patoka River, and Big          be penalized $500 in addition to any other
Oaks national wildlife refuges. Exception: at      penalty under the law. Equipment such as
Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife area, no stands        guns and vehicles used in violation of fish
may be placed until noon, Sept. 1.                 and wildlife laws may be seized for evi-
   a fastener used in conjunction with a tree      dence, and upon conviction, confiscated at
stand and a tree or pole climber that pen-         the discretion of the court. Violations include
etrates a tree more than ½-inch is prohibited      but are not limited to the following:
on these lands.                                      •	 Using bait, salt, snares, dogs or other
   a tree stand placed on public land must         domesticated animals to take deer. Bait is
be legibly marked with the owner’s name,           considered any product that is transferred
address and telephone number.                      into a hunting area and placed there for ani-
                                                   mal consumption. Baits can be in the form
    Urban Deer Zones: Urban deer zones
                                                   of salt, mineral blocks, or prepared solid or
provide an incentive for archery hunters to
                                                   liquid intended for the animal to eat. an area
remove additional deer by increasing the
                                                   is considered to be baited for 10 days after
bag limit in certain areas. The zones are as
                                                   the removal of the bait and any affected soil.
follows:
                                                   (nOTE: dogs may be used while on a leash
    Chesterton – the portion of Porter County
                                                   only to track or trail wounded deer. artificial
north of Interstate 94.
                                                   deer decoys are legal for deer hunting.)
    Crown Point – the portion of Lake County
                                                     •	 Hunting, trapping, chasing or retrieving
within the corporate limits of Crown Point.
                                                   game on private land without the consent of
    Evansville – all of Vanderburgh County.
                                                   the landowner or tenant.
    Fort Wayne – the portion of allen County
                                                     •	 Hunting, shooting at or killing any animal
within the bounds of Interstate 69 and Indi-
                                                   or shooting at any object from within, into,
ana 469.
                                                   upon or across any public road.
    Gary – the portion of Lake County north of
                                                     •	 Shooting across a body of water, except
U.S. 30.
                                                   in the lawful pursuit of wildlife.
    Indianapolis – all of Marion County, Hen-
                                                     •	 Possessing a silencer while hunting.
dricks County east of Indiana 267; southeast
                                                     •	 Using infrared sensors or to locate, take
portion of Boone County bounded by Indiana
                                                   or retrieve deer.
267, Interstate 65, Indiana 32; and the por-
                                                     •	 Using electronic deer calls to locate or
tion of Hamilton County south of Indiana 32.
                                                   take deer, or to possess an electronic deer
    Lafayette – the portion of Tippecanoe
                                                   call while hunting.
County north of Indiana 28
                                                     •	 Party hunting is illegal. Party hunting is
    Michigan City – the portion of LaPorte
                                                   an arrangement in which a hunter not only
County north of Interstate 94.
                                                   shoots to fill his/her license but also shoots
    Warsaw – the portion of Kosciusko County
                                                   additional deer to fill the licenses of other
within the corporate limits of Warsaw.
                                                   hunting party members.
    The bag limit for the urban zones is four
antlerless deer, or three antlerless and one          Wanton waste: It is illegal to kill or cripple
deer of either sex within an urban zone. This      any wild animal without making a reasonable
is in addition to all other bag limits.            effort to retrieve the animal to include in your
    The season is Sept. 15 through nov. 28         daily bag limit.


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    Equipment Regulations
Deer hunting Equipment Regulations
    Firearms: Shotguns, handguns, center-          Police, .38/200, .38 Long Colt, .38 Super, .38
fire rifles with legal cartridges, muzzleloading   aCP, .38 Colt auto, .45 aCP, .45 automatic
long guns and muzzleloading handguns               and .45 auto Rim. all .25/.20, .32/.20 and .30
are legal during the firearm season. Only          carbine ammunition is prohibited.
muzzleloading firearms are legal during the           Muzzleloading handguns are allowed. The
muzzleloader season. It is illegal to have a       muzzleloading handgun must be single shot,
silencer while hunting. Laser sights are legal     .50 caliber or larger, loaded with bullets at
for hunting deer.                                  least .44 caliber and have a barrel at least
    Hunters may carry more than one type of        12 inches long, measured from the base of
legal firearm when hunting during the firearm      the breech plug excluding tangs and other
season only.                                       projections to the end of the barrel, including
    Shotguns must be 10-, 12-, 16- or 20-          the muzzle crown.
gauge or .410 bore loaded with slugs or
                                                   carrying firearms: It is legal to carry a
saboted bullets. Rifled slug barrels are
                                                   handgun while hunting deer during the ar-
permitted. Combination rifle-shotguns are not
                                                   chery, firearm and muzzleloader seasons,
allowed.
                                                   as long as the handgun is possessed under
    Muzzleloading firearms must be .44
                                                   a personal protection permit. It is not legal
caliber or larger, loaded with a single bullet
                                                   to take a deer with a handgun except during
of at least .357 caliber. Saboted bullets are
                                                   the firearm and muzzleloader seasons and in
allowed, provided the bullet is .357 caliber
                                                   compliance with dnR regulations.
or larger. a muzzleloading firearm must
be loaded from the muzzle. Multiple-barrel         Archery equipment: Legal equipment
muzzleloading long guns are allowed.               includes long bows, compound bows or re-
    Rifles with cartridges that fire a bul-        curve bows and arrows. The bow must have
let of .357-inch diameter or larger; have a        a pull of at least 35 pounds. arrows must be
minimum case length of 1.16 inches; and            tipped with broadheads that are metal, met-
have a maximum case length of 1.625 inches         al-edged, or napped flint, chert or obsidian.
are legal to use only during the deer firearm      Poisoned or exploding arrows are illegal.
season. Some cartridges legal for deer                 Bows drawn, held or released by means
hunting include the .357 Magnum, .38-.40           other than by hand or hand-held releases
Winchester, .41 Magnum, .41 Special, .44           may not be used. no portion of the bow’s
Magnum, .44 Special, .44-.40 Winchester,           riser or any track, trough, channel, arrow rest
.45 Colt, .454 Casull, .458 SOCOM, .475            or other device that attaches to the bow’s
Linebaugh, .480 Ruger, .50 action Express,         riser can guide the arrow from a point back
and .500 S&W.                                      beyond the bow’s brace height. The com-
                                                   mon overdraw is still allowed as long as it
handguns for deer hunting: Handguns,
                                                   does not extend beyond the string when the
other than muzzle loading, must have a
                                                   bow is relaxed.
barrel at least 4 inches long and must fire
                                                       a bow may be possessed in the field
a bullet of .243-inch diameter or larger. The
                                                   before and after legal shooting hours only
handgun cartridge case, without the bullet,
                                                   if the nock of the arrow is not placed on the
must be at least 1.16 inches long. Full metal-
                                                   bow string.
jacketed bullets are not permitted.
   Handguns are not permitted on any mili-         crossbows: Crossbows are legal hunt-
tary areas.                                        ing equipment during the late archery deer
   Some types of handgun cartridges legal          season and can be used to harvest deer of
for deer hunting include .357 Magnum, .41          either sex only in the late archery season.
Magnum, .44 Magnum, .44 Special, .45 Colt,         Crossbows must have a minimum 125-pound
.45 Long Colt, .45 Winchester Magnum, .35          pull and a mechanical safety. It is illegal to
Remington and .357 Herrett. Some illegal           have an arrow placed on the crossbow string
handgun cartridges for deer hunting are .38        outside of legal deer hunting hours while in
Special, .38 Smith and Wesson, .38 Colt new        the field.

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Valid Licenses and




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                                                                                             Muzzleloading
Equipment for each




                                                                                                                       Crossbow
                                                                                             Long Gun
                                                                   Handgun

                                                                             Handgun




                                                                                                             Shotgun
                                                         Archery
deer Season




                                                                                                                                  Rifle
Youth Season – Sept. 25 and Sept. 26




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Early Archery Season – Oct. 1 to Nov. 28

Archery License



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Extra Archery License


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(including Urban Deer Zones)

Archery Military/Refuge License
(only on military/refuge hunt on date of permit)         •

Bonus Antlerless Deer License
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Firearms Season – Nov. 13 to Nov. 28                     Firearms License (antlered deer only)


Bonus Antlerless Deer License
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Firearm Military/Refuge License
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(only on military/refuge hunt on date of permit)


Muzzleloader Season – Dec. 4 to 19
Muzzleloader License
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Bonus Antlerless Deer License
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Muzzleloader Military/Refuge License
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(only on military/refuge hunt on date of permit)


Late Archery Season – Dec. 4 to Jan. 2
Archery License
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Extra Archery License
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(including Urban Deer Zones*)

Archery Military/Refuge License
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(only on military/refuge hunt on date of permit)

Bonus Antlerless Deer License
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* Urban Deer Zone season is Sept. 15 to Nov. 28
and Dec. 4 to Jan. 2.




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      deer Tagging and Checking

I  mmediately upon killing a deer, the hunter
   must complete a tag on paper that states
the hunter’s name, address, sex of the deer,
                                                                         carcass has been processed and packaged.
                                                                         The deer head must remain attached to the
                                                                         carcass until the tag is attached and locked
license number (if applicable) of the person                             at the deer check station.
who took the deer, and the day and month of
the kill. a hunter is not required to place the
tag on the deer while dragging it out of the
field as long as the hunter has filled out and
is carrying the required information. a hunter
must maintain immediate custody of and visual
contact with the deer carcass. The tag must be
attached to the deer before the hunter leaves
the deer or loads the deer in a vehicle.
    For a blank transportation tag, clip and
use the tag at the bottom of this page, or go
to wildlife.In.gov and print the form.
    all hunter-harvested deer must be taken to
an official deer check station within 48 hours
of the kill for registration. This can be done
by the hunter who harvested the deer or
someone he/she designates.
    For a complete listing of check stations,
visit the online searchable database of check
stations at
http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/6271.htm
    Before leaving the check station, a perma-
nent seal must be attached to the carcass.
The permanent seal must remain attached                                     ABoVE: Deer being weighed and measured
until the carcass is placed in the custody of                            inside a check station tent.
another person for processing or until the




 Indiana DNR Online License
 Deer Temporary Transportation Tag
    Complete before hunting
                                                                               Online License Number         Resident      Non-resident
    Name _________________________________________

    Address _______________________________________                             Indicate License Season   Indicate License Type
                                                                                    Archery                 Regular deer license
     ______________________________________                                         Extra Archery           Bonus antlerless license
                                                                                    Firearm                 Military or refuge license
     ______________________________________                                         Muzzleloader
                                                                                    Bonus Antlerless

    Complete after kill (mark sex and date of kill)
    Male Female Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31



                     Online license temporary tag instructions
                     • This sample tag, or a piece of paper including your name, address and
                     date the deer was
                                         tag, must be attached to tag pictured above, or go to
        For a blank transportation taken,clip and use the the leg of the deer
                     immediately after taking the deer.
                     • and print the form.
        wildlife.In.govCut the sample along the dotted line
                     • Write your deer hunting license number on the tag.
                     • Upon killing a deer, immediately mark the tag with the month and the
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10                   date of the kill, and the sex of the deer.
                     • You are not required to have the tag attached to the deer while
   Deer License and Bag Limit Summary
   A separate deer license is required for each deer taken.
• Only one antlered deer per hunter may be taken during the following 3 deer hunting seasons combined.

Deer SeASon t ype                    LicenSe(S) requireD              BAg Limit
Archery Season                       1 Archery and/or 1 Extra Archery 2 antlerless deer (1 per license)
                                                                      OR
                                                                      1 antlered deer and 1 antlerless deer
                                                                      (1 per license)

Firearms Season                      1 Firearms                          1 antlered deer

Muzzleloader Season                  1 Muzzleloader                      1 antlered deer or 1 antlerless deer

The following bag limits are in addition to the season bag limits listed above, when using the specific license
type listed below.

ADDitionAL opportunitieS             LicenSe(S) requireD                 BAg Limit
Antlerless Deer                      Bonus Antlerless. Not to exceed the 1 antlerless deer per license
                                     Bonus Antlerless Deer quota for the
                                     county being hunted

Urban Deer Zone                      Archery and/or Extra Archery        4 antlerless deer (1 per license)
                                     Bonus Antlerless                    OR
                                                                         3 antlerless deer and 1 antlered deer
                                                                         (1 per license)

Military/Refuge                      Military/Refuge Archery and         1 deer of either sex per license
                                     Military/Refuge Firearms

State Park (must be drawn)           A valid Deer License                3 antlerless deer
                                                                         OR
                                                                         2 antlerless deer and 1 antlered deer
NOTE: An antlered deer must have at least one antler that is at least 3 inches long.




     Year after year, tree stands play a major role
     in hunting accidents in Indiana and across
     the nation.


       hunters remember to follow a few
    basic safety tips, including use of a
    climbing belt when climbing up or
    down a tree, and a full-body harness
    at all times.


    For more information and a short online safety course, visit




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     Bonus antlerless deer
Antlerless Deer Bag Limit                       28 (last four days of the firearm season) or
   The fundamental approach to controlling      dec. 4 through Jan. 2 (muzzleloader and late
white-tailed deer populations is to harvest     archery season). Bonus antlerless licenses
female deer. Hunters have the opportunity to    cannot be used in an “a” county prior to nov. 26.
help in this management effort by participat-      There is no statewide bonus antlerless
ing in the bonus antlerless program.            limit. You may take as many bonus antlerless
   In addition to the basic bag limits, hunt-   deer as you desire as long as the county
ers can purchase bonus licenses to take         bonus antlerless bag limits and other deer
additional antlerless deer. Bonus antlerless    regulations are followed.
licenses can be used in any season, using
the equipment that is legal for that season.    Youth/Lifetime License Holders
One antlerless deer may be taken per bonus         Comprehensive lifetime and youth resident
anterless license.                              comprehensive hunting license holders are
   Bonus licenses may be used in any            not required to purchase bonus antlerless
county, but you may not take more than the      deer licenses. Lifetime/youth license hunters
county quota for bonus antlerless deer in       must follow the bonus antlerless bag limits
any specific county. The map on the right       and all other deer regulations.
indicates county quotas for bonus antlerless       For counties designated as an “a”, a
deer.                                           bonus antlerless license can be used to take
   County quotas range from a to 8. For         one antlerless deer from nov. 25 through
counties designated as an “a”, a bonus          nov. 28 (last four days of the firearm season)
antlerless license can be used to take one      or dec. 4 through Jan. 2 (muzzleloader and
antlerless deer from nov. 25 through nov.       late archery season).




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     3rd Annual hoosier outdoor Experience
     Sept. 17-18, 2011
     at Fort harrison State Park




                                                For more information,
                                                go to hoosieroutdoorexperience.IN.gov.

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                     Bonus Antlerless County Quota Map

                                                                                              ST.JOSEPH                      ELKHART                   LAGRANGE                     STEUBEN
                                                                    LA PORTE
                                                                                                       8                                                     8                           8
                          LAKE                PORTER                    8                                                        8

                                                                                                                                                         NOBLE                       DEKALB
                              8                    8                                              MARSHALL                                                  4                            4
                                                                             STARKE                                         KOSCIUSKO
                                                                                                       8
                                                                              4
                                                                                                                                  8
                                                                                                                                                      WHITLEY
                                              JASPER                                                                                                                                ALLEN
                     NEWTON                                                                                                                             3
                                                                       PULASKI                     FULTON
                                                                         4                                                                                                           8
                                                  8                                                    8
                          4
                                                                                                                                 WABASH
                                                                                                                 MIAMI                                HUNTING-
                                                               WHITE                          CASS                                                      TON             WELLS            ADAMS
                                                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                   4                    4                               4
                                                               4                                                                                                            1                    2
                          BENTON
                                                                         CARROLL
                                  1                                                                                                           GRANT
                                                                                  3
                                                                                                            HOWARD                                               BLACK-
                                                       TIPPECANOE                                                   4                             3               FORD                   JAY
                          WARREN                                                                                                                                    1
                                                               8                                                                                                                         2
                              8                                                   CLINTON                       TIPTON
                                                                                                                     A               MADISON            DELAWARE
                                                                                          2
                                                                                                                                                                                 RANDOLPH
                              FOUNTAIN                                                                                                        8                 4
                                                         MONT-                                              HAMILTON                                                                     1
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                     E
                     R                                      4                             4                         4                                     HENRY
                     M                                                                                                                                                                WAYNE
                     I                                                                                                                                          3
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                     L                                     PUTNAM
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                     N                                          8                                                                                                                            UNION
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                         VIGO                                                     MORGAN                   JOHNSON
                                           CLAY
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                                                                                      4                          8                                                               FRANKLIN
                          8                                     OWEN
                                              4                                                                                                       DECATUR                                8
                                                                4            MONROE                BROWN             BARTHOLOMEW                        2
                  SULLIVAN                                                                             4                    4                                       RIPLEY           DEARBORN
                                                                                  4
                                                  GREENE                                                                                                                                     8
                      4                                                                                                                   JENNINGS                      4
                                                       4
                                                                                                                JACKSON                                                                      OHIO
                                                                                                                                                  4
                                                                             LAWRENCE                               4                                                                        8
                                                                                                                                                        JEFFERSON               SWITZERLAND
                     KNOX                 DAVIESS          MARTIN                     4
                                                                                                                                                         8                       8
                                                                                                                                  SCOTT
                      4                        4                   3                                   WASHINGTON                         8
                                                                              ORANGE
                                                                                  4                             8                         CLARK
                                  PIKE
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           GIBSON                     3                    4                 CRAWFORD                                       FLOYD
              8                                                                               8                              8
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                         WARRICK                                        PERRY
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            BURGH                                                                                                   8
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For counties designated as an “A”, you may use a
bonus antlerless license to take one antlerless deer
during the periods of Nov. 25 through Nov. 28 (last
four days of the firearm season) or Dec. 4 through
Jan. 2 (muzzleloader and late archery season).


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                                                   •	 Salamonie Lake (including adjacent
                                                 lands administered by the department of
                                                 natural resources).
     Bonus antlerless                              •	 Salamonie State Forest.
                                                   •	 Splinter Ridge Fish and Wildlife area.
     Licenses on                                   •	 Stucker Fork Fish and Wildlife area.
                                                   •	 Tri-County Fish and Wildlife area.
     dnR Properties                                •	 Wilbur Wright Fish and Wildlife area.
                                                   •	 Winamac Fish and Wildlife area.
                                                    at the following properties, you cannot use
                                                 a bonus antlerless license from nov. 13 to

M      any Indiana dnR properties (e.g.,
       fish and wildlife areas, state forests,
recreation areas, reservoirs, etc.) do not al-
                                                 nov. 24, 2010:
                                                   •	 Fairbanks Landing Fish and Wildlife area
                                                   •	 Minnehaha Fish and Wildlife area
low use of bonus antlerless licenses. These        •	 Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife area
areas receive sufficient hunting pressure to        at the following properties, you cannot use
keep deer populations in check and do not        a bonus antlerless license from nov. 13 to
require additional harvest of deer. Contact      nov. 28, 2010:
the property manager where you plan to hunt        •	 anspaugh Wetland Conservation area.
for information. The areas listed below do not     •	 Cedar Swamp Wetland Conservation
allow the use of bonus antlerless licenses.      area.
  •	 atterbury Fish and Wildlife area.             •	 Curtis Wetland Conservation area.
  •	 Crosley Fish and Wildlife area.               •	 deniston Resource area.
  •	 Francis Slocum State Forest.                  •	 durham Lake Wetland Conservation
  •	 Glendale Fish and Wildlife area in da-      area.
viess County.                                      •	 Eagle Lake Wetland Conservation area.
  •	 Hillenbrand Fish and Wildlife area.           •	 Goose Lake Wetland Conservation area.
  •	 J. Roush Lake (including adjacent lands       •	 Greene-Sullivan State Forest.
administered by the department of natural          •	 Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife area.
resources).                                        •	 Jimmerson Wetland Conservation area.
  •	 Kankakee Fish and Wildlife area.              •	 Mallard Roost Wetland Conservation
  •	 Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife area.           area.
  •	 LaSalle Fish and Wildlife area.               •	 Marsh Lake Wetland Conservation area.
  •	 Mississinewa Lake (including adjacent         •	 Mendenhall Wetland Conservation area.
lands administered by the department of            •	 Rome City Wetland Conservation area.
natural resources).                                •	 Ropchan Wetland Conservation area.
  •	 Patoka Lake, except east of State Road        •	 Sugar Ridge Fish and Wildlife area.
145 (in Orange County and Crawford Coun-           •	 Turkey Creek Wetland Conservation
ty) and south of State Road 164 (in dubois       area.
County and Crawford County).                       •	 Wawasee Wetland Conservation area.
  •	 Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife area.          •	 Whirledge Wetland Conservation area.




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                                                     For more information on Indiana’s deer TB
  deer Tuberculosis                                monitoring program, contact BOaH:
                                                     Toll-free phone (877) 747-3038
 Monitoring                                          E-mail: animalhealth@boah.In.gov
                                                     Web page: In.gov/boah
   due to the spread of bovine tuberculosis
                                                     Mail: Board of animal Health
in deer in Michigan and Minnesota, and the
                                                              805 Beachway drive
discovery of bovine TB in captive facilities in
                                                              Suite 50
Indiana, the Indiana dnR and Board of ani-
                                                              Indianapolis, In 46224
mal Health (BOaH) are monitoring Indiana’s
deer herd for signs of the disease.
   no wild white-tailed deer have tested posi-         Chronic Wasting
tive for TB in Indiana.
   You can help with this effort to protect            disease and
Indiana’s domestic and wild animal popula-
tions by helping to verify that Hoosier deer
                                                       Out-of-State deer,
continue to be disease free.                           Elk and Moose
Inspect Your Deer                                     Because Chronic Wasting disease (CWd)
   1. While field dressing a deer, look for        has been transmitted in experiments where
   white, tan or red blister-like or pus-filled,   healthy deer were exposed to skeletons
   abscess-like sores (lesions) on internal or-    of infected deer, bringing into Indiana the
   gans or inside of the carcass. Lesions may      carcasses and/or parts of deer and other
   be found on the lungs, inside the rib cage,     cervids harvested out-of-state is strictly
   the liver, the lymph nodes or occasionally      limited by BOaH. Only the following may be
   other organs inside the carcass. In the         brought into Indiana:
   unlikely event you see lesions, exercise           •	Commercially	processed	meat,	which	
   caution in handling the animal.                 may contain bone
   2. do not proceed with further processing          •	Carcasses	or	parts	of	carcasses	if	no	
   until the carcass is examined by a State        portion of the head, spinal cord or small
   BOaH veterinarian. Refrigerate (or ice          intestine are attached or otherwise included
   down) the carcass if possible.                     •	Carcasses	or	parts	of	carcasses	that	
   3. Keep the animal, including the head,         include the head, spinal cord or small
   intact until examined.                          intestine, if they are delivered within 72 hours
   To contact a BOaH veterinarian, call (877)      after entry to one of the following:
747-3038 (toll free). This number is answered         – a meat processor inspected by the
8 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mes-        BOaH for processing
sages left on weekends or holidays will be            – a commercial deer processor registered
returned as soon as possible.                      with the dnR for processing
   a BOaH veterinarian will advise, free-of-          – a taxidermist licensed by the dnR
charge, about the appropriate use of the              •	Antlers,	including	antlers	attached	to	
animal and may collect tissue samples for          skull caps, if the skull cap is cleaned of all
further testing. Reporting any suspicious          brain and muscle tissue
lesion helps protect the health status of Indi-       •	Hides
ana’s white-tailed deer resource.                     	•	Upper	canine	teeth,	also	known	as	
   If a veterinarian asks a hunter to submit a     “buglers,” “whistlers,” or “ivories”
deer for further testing, the dnR will replace        •	Finished	taxidermist	mounts
the hunter’s permanent/temporary deer tag             a person licensed as a disposal plant or
to revalidate an existing license.                 collection service under IC 15-2.1-16 may
   after field dressing or handling any            move carcasses and parts into the state if
carcass or other raw meat, wash your               the carcasses and parts are moved directly
hands with soap and water. Hand washing            to a licensed disposal plant.
removes disease-causing bacteria, including           For up-to-date information on CWd and
tuberculosis. This practice should always be       the state’s prevention and monitoring pro-
followed, even if the animal appears healthy.      gram visit hunting.In.gov.


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Venison Donation Programs
   Hunters can help fight hunger right here at home by donating venison to food banks
throughout the state.
   High-protein, low-fat foods such as venison are desperately need by organizations that
provide food to the working poor in Indiana.
   Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry has organized distribution of venison to the
areas where it’s needed most.
   Show Hoosiers that hunters care. donate all or a portion of your deer harvest this year by
contacting one of the following participating meat processors:



     Farmers and Hunters Feeding
                                                                 Fountain County
     the Hungry                                                  Wallace Processing
                                   Dearborn County               3737 State Road 341 South
                                   Manchester Deer Processing    Hillsboro, IN 47949
                                   18675 Willoughby Road         765-397-3363
                                   Aurora, IN 47001
     Adams County                  812-926-3924
     Manley Meats                                                Franklin County
     302 S 400 E                                                 Parker’s Processing
                                   Decatur County                5206 River Road
     Decatur, IN 46733             Westport Locker
     260-592-7313                                                Brookville, IN 47012
                                   707 South West Street         765-647-0828
                                   Westport, IN 47283
     Allen County                  812-591-3033
     Custom Quality Meats North                                  Greene County
     3115 Carroll Road             DeKalb County                 Bloomfield Processing, Inc.
     Fort Wayne, IN 46818          D & D Meat Processing         State Road 54 W.
     260-637-3011                  0505 CR 32                    Bloomfield, IN 47424
                                   Corunna, IN 46730             812-384-4512
     Feders Meats                  260-541-0356
     16619 Lima Rd                                               Hamilton County
     Huntertown, IN 46748          I Q Meats                     Archers Meats
     260-484-4158                  6188 CR 36                    8655 E. 116th St.
                                   Butler, IN 46721              Fishers, IN 46038
     Jamison Meats                 260-868-1370                  317-849-1790
     3423 North Anthony Blvd.
     Fort Wayne, IN 46805          TNT                           Hendricks County
     260-484-4158                  669 State Road 427            Brownsburg Taxidermy
                                   Hamilton, IN 46742            9630 N. State Road 267
     Lengacher Meats               260-488-3026                  Brownsburg, IN 46112
     13601 Antwerp                                               317-858-5107
     Grabill, IN 46741             Elkhart County
     260-438-6706                  Homestyle Butcher
                                   59989 East County Line Road
     New Haven Custom Meats        Middlebury, IN 46540
     2616 Ryan Road                574-825-2116
     New Haven, IN 46774           Johns Butcher Shop
     260-749-4100                  158 N Main St
                                   Nappanee, IN 46550
     Clay County                   574-773-4632
     Wabash Clay Custom Meats
     991 W SR 246                  DC Meats
     Clay City, IN 47841           1711 Lincoln Way West
     812-939-3113                  Osceola, IN 46561
                                   574-674-2333




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Henry County                  Monroe County                   St. Joseph County
Knightstown Locker            KW Deer Processing              DC Meats
8037 S CR 575 W               1715 E Rayletown Rd             1711 Lincoln Way West
Knightstown, IN 46148         Bloomington, IN 46401           Osceola, IN 46561
765-345-2410                  812-824-2492                    574-674-2333

Huntington County             Montgomery County               Jaworski Market
WW Locker                     Millers Quality Meats           58413 Crumstown Highway
8896 W CR 600 N               Hwy 136 E                       South Bend, IN 46619
Andrews, IN, 46702            Waynetown, IN 46990             574-287-0091
260-344-3400                  765-234-2381
                                                              Steuben County
Jay County                    Newton County                   Anstead Meats
Adair Processing              Brook Locker Plant              7245 N CR 925 E
610 Mulberry St.              243 West Main St.               Fremont, IN 46737
Pennville, IN47369            PO Box 284                      260-495-7632
260-731-3221                  Brook, IN 47922
                              219-275-2611                    Kain Deer Processing
Buck Stop                                                     10434 W CR 575 N
                              Hanford Packing Company, Inc.
9447 W CR 700 S                                               Orland, IN 46776
                              P.O. Box 21,
Redkey, IN 47373                                              260-668-2596
                              11391 North State Road 55
765-369-2397
                              Thayer, IN 6381
                                                              Vanderburgh County
                              219-345-3755
Fisher Packing Company                                        Kenny Dewig Meats
300 West Walnut               Noble County                    9208 W. State Road 165
Portland, IN 47371            LaOtto Meats                    Owensville, IN 47665
260-726-7355                  11776 East State Road 205       812-724-2333
                              Laotta, IN 46763
Jefferson County              260-897-2211                    Vermilion County
Pate Custom Meat Processing                                   Spendal Meats
4251 S CR 850 W               Posey County                    15096 South Willow Grove Ave.
Hanover, IN 47243             Tony Rutledge Deer Processing   Clinton, IN 47842
812-866-4710                  3942 Oliver Springfield         765-832-9150
                              Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
Kosciusko County              812-783-1714                    Wabash County
Five Oaks Deer Processing                                     Lynn’s Custom Butchering
8357 N CR 500 E               Randolph County                 2165 E 400 S
Syracuse, IN 46567            Dishman’s Quality Meats         Wabash, IN 46992
574-529-0190                  1625 E CR 300 S                 260-563-2673
                              Winchester, IN 47394
LaGrange County               765-584-6328                    Wells County
Hallmark                                                      Lengerich
0850 W 550 S                  Farmland Locker Plant           3095 W Van Horn
Wolcottville, IN 46795        7289 W 100 N                    Zanesville, IN 46799
260-499-4889                  Farmland, IN 47340              260-638-4123
                              765-468-6031
Miami County                                                  Whitley County
Holland’s Deer Processing     Ripley County                   Krider’s Meat
1848 W Lovers Lane            Wayne’s Meats                   735 W Market St.
Peru, IN 46970                201 Josephine St.               Columbia City, IN 46725
765-472-5876                  Milan, IN4 7031                 260-248-8315
                              812-654-3682

          For an updated list of participating processors, visit www.FHFH.org
          Contact Debra Treesh at 260-541-0365 or treesh@fhfh.org.



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     Sportsmen Benevolence Fund                 Hunting, Fishing,
                                                Trapping on Private
                                                Land
        Hunters can donate to the
      Sportman’s Benevolence
      Fund. Proceeds from the fund
      pay for the venison donation
      processing fees.

         Show your caring ways -
         Proudly wear a Sportsman’s
         Benevolence Fund pin.
         The Sportsman’s Benevolence
      Fund pin was created to give
         Hoosier hunters and trappers
      the opportunity to give some-
      thing back to their neighbors.
      The proceeds from each $5.00 pin
      goes directly to deer processors
      who receive donated deer. The
      resulting venison is donated to
      provide much-needed meat to
      food banks across the state.
                                                    Outdoor enthusiasts hoping to fish or
        Each pin is $5.00. You can
                                                 hunt on private land can use this handy
      order the pin from one of the
                                                 Permission To access Private Land form.
      dnR’s Division of Law Enforce-
                                                 The form is not required but should help
      ment district offices, from your
                                                 landowners feel more comfortable when
      local conservation officer or
                                                 allowing hunting, fishing or trapping on
      order online by clicking here.
                                                 their land.
                                                    The document provides landowners
                                                 with an explanation of the laws regarding
                                                 landowner consent and relief from liability
                                                 when allowing hunting, fishing or trap-
                                                 ping on their land.
                                                    The form also provides proof of per-
                                                 mission to hunt, fish or trap on a listed
                                                 property. The form should be completed
                                                 and signed by both parties, and retained
                                                 according to the instructions. Be courte-
                                                 ous, safe and thoughtful when hunting,
                                                 fishing or trapping on private land.
     For an updated list of participating
     processors, visit www.FHFH.org.                For more hunting on private land
                                                           information, go to

                                                         hunting.In.gov
                                                Permission to access Private
                                                Land Form >>>

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                To be reTained by The recreaTional user
   According to Indiana Code 14-22-10-1, a person may not fish, hunt, trap, chase;
shoot with any kind of firearm or archery equipment; search for or gather any
plant life; or search for or gather any artifacts upon privately owned land without
having the consent of the owner or tenant of the land. For more information,
contact the Division of Law Enforcement at (317) 232-4010.

User’s Name ____________________________________________________________
Permitted Activities: ¨ Hunting     ¨ Fishing   ¨ Trapping     ¨ Other
Restrictions/Additional Information __________________________________ ___
_________________________________________ ______________________________
Landowner’s Name _____________________________________________________
Landowner’s Phone ____________________________________________________
Other _______________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________ _

Landowner’s Signature _________________________________________ ________

Protect Indiana Wildlife – Give TIP a call when you see people breaking fish,
wildlife and environmental laws.
                             call (800) TiP-idnr

                     To be reTained by The landowner
    According to Indiana Code 14-22-10-2, an owner, tenant, lessee, or occupant
of a tract of land does not assume responsibility or incur liability for injuries to
hunters, anglers and trappers while in the act of, or preparing to hunt, fish or
trap on the land, provided that the injury was not caused by a malicious or illegal
act of the owner or occupant. For more information, contact the Division of Law
Enforcement at (317) 232-4010.
User’s Name _____________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
City __________________________________ State ___________ ZIP_________________
Phone (day) __________________________ Phone (evening) ______________________
Vehicle Make __________________________ Model _______________________________
Color _________________________________ Vehicle License Plate No.________________
Permitted Activities: ¨ Hunting     ¨ Fishing    ¨ Trapping     ¨ Other
Restrictions/Additional Information _____________________________________
______________________________________________________________ _________
________________________________________________________________________
__________________________
  In return for the privilege to use private land, I agree to abide by landowner
rules, obey all laws, conduct myself in a safe and ethical manner and hold the
landowner harmless from accidental injury.
User’s Signature _____________________________________________________________
Protect Indiana Wildlife – Give TIP a call when you see people breaking fish,
wildlife and environmental laws.
                              call (800) TiP-idnr


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                                                                                       19
 Indiana’s Public Hunting Areas
    The following properties are open to the public for hunting during legal seasons. Trapping
 is available at most properties by drawing only. State wetland conservation areas are open to
 licensed hunters and trappers during legal seasons.

     Contact the property where you wish to hunt or trap for information on rules and regulations.


                                                                                                        Shooting
                                                                                                         range    Mandatory
     Property, phone        Managed by            Hunting opportunities             Acres    Camping
                                                                                                       A-archery check-in
                                                                                                       F-firearms

BROWN COUNTY

                                                Deer, dove, grouse, quail,
 Hoosier National Forest         U.S.            rabbit, squirrel, turkey,
                                                                                    18,452     Yes       No          No
     812-275-5987           Forest Service        waterfowl, woodcock
                                               Night hunting (fox, raccoon)

                                                 Deer, dove, grouse, quail,
                                DNR             rabbit, snipe, squirrel, tur-       23,952
       Monroe Lake
                             State Parks           key, deer, waterfowl             (10750     Yes       No         Yes
       812-837-9546
                            & Reservoirs           Night hunting (coy-              water)
                                                    ote, fox, raccoon)
 Yellowwood State Forest                       Deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey
                           IDNR Forestry                                            23,330     Yes       No          No
      812-988-7945                              Night hunting (raccoon)
CARROLL COUNTY
     Eller Pond WCA             DNR
                                                         Waterfowl                   39        No        No         No
      574-946-4422         Fish & Wildlife
CLARK COUNTY
     Clark State Forest,                         Deer grouse, quail, rabbit,
      Deam Lake SRA         DNR Forestry              squirrel, turkey              24,850     Yes     Yes (F)      Yes
       812-294-4306                              Night hunting (raccoon)
CLAY COUNTY
                                                    Deer, turkey, quail,
      Chinook FWA               DNR
                                                     rabbit, squirrel,              2,291      No        No         Yes
      812-268-5640         Fish & Wildlife
                                                   woodcock, waterfowl
CRAWFORD COUNTY
                                                    Deer, dove, grouse
 Harrison-Crawford SF                            (Crawford County only),
                            DNR Forestry                                            24,000     No        No         No
     812-738-8232                              turkey, waterfowl, woodcock
                                                 Night hunting (raccoon)
                                                 Deer, dove, grouse, quail,
 Hoosier National Forest         U.S.                 rabbit, squirrel,
                                                                                    24,362    Yes        No.        No
     812-275-5987           Forest Service     turkey, waterfowl, woodcock
                                               Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
                                               Quail, rabbit, dove, squirrel,
        Patoka Lake        DNR State Parks      deer, turkey, grouse, snipe,
                                                  woodcock, waterfowl               25,583    Yes      Yes (A)      Yes
       812-685-2464         & Reservoirs
                                               Night hunting (raccoon, fox)
DAVIESS COUNTY
                                             Quail, rabbit, dove, squirrel, deer,
                                DNR           turkey, woodcock, waterfowl
      Glendale FWA
                                                     Put-take pheasant              8,061     Yes        No         Yes
      812-644-7711         Fish & Wildlife           Night hunting rac-
                                                      coon, fox, coyote

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                                                                                                Shooting
                                                                                                 range    Mandatory
   Property, phone       Managed by           Hunting opportunities          Acres   Camping
                                                                                               A-archery check-in
                                                                                               F-firearms

DUBOIS COUNTY
  Barnes-Seng WCA            DNR
    812-644-7731                              Waterfowl, raccoon             105      No          No        No
                        Fish & Wildlife
    Ferdinand SF        DNR Forestry          Deer, squirrel, turkey        7,700     Yes         No        No
    812-367-1524
                             DNR          Quail, rabbit, dove, squirrel,    25,583
     Patoka Lake          State Parks      deer, turkey, grouse, snipe,     (8,800    Yes         No        Yes
    812-685-2464                             woodcock, waterfowl            water)
                         & Reservoirs     Night hunting (raccoon, fox)
                                            Quail, rabbit, squirrel,
Hoosier National Forest      U.S.         deer, grouse, dove, turkey,        412      Yes         No        No
    812-275-5987        Forest Service      woodcock, waterfowl
                                          Night hunting raccoon, fox
FRANKLIN COUNTY

                          DNR State        Quail, rabbit, deer, squir-      16,445
   Brookville Lake                          rel, snipe, turkey, wood-                          Yes (A, F)
                            Parks                                           (5,260    Yes                   Yes
    765-647-2657                                  cock, waterfowl                                 fee
                         & Reservoirs     Night hunting (raccoon, fox)      water)

FULTON COUNTY
Manitou Islands WCA       DNR Fish             Waterfowl, limited
  Judy Burton NP                                                             460      No         No         No
   574-946-4422           & Wildlife           deer, small game

GIBSON COUNTY

                                         Coot, deer, dove, pheas-
                                          ant, quail, rabbit, rail,
  Patoka River NWR      U.S. Fish &       snipe, squirrel, turkey,
                                                                            5,828     No         No         No
    812-749-3199       Wildlife Service   waterfowl, woodcock
                                        Permit required for coyote,
                                         fox, opossum, raccoon)

GREENE COUNTY

                                             Deer, dove, quail, rab-
                                                   bit, squirrel,
  Hillenbrand FWA         DNR Fish
                                          turkey, waterfowl, woodcock       3,200     No         No         Yes
   812-268-5640           & Wildlife          Night hunting (coy-
                                               ote, fox, raccoon)

                                           Quail, rabbit, deer, wood-
                                               cock, waterfowl.
  Goose Pond FWA          DNR Fish
                                           Limited turkey, squirrel.        8,064     No         No         Yes
   812-659-9901           & Wildlife         Night hunting (rac-
                                              coon, fox, coyote)
  Greene-Sullivan SF                       Quail, rabbit, squirrel, deer,
                        DNR Forestry                                        8,900     Yes      Yes (A)      No
    812-648-2810                          turkey, woodcock, waterfowl
HARRISON COUNTY

                                            Rabbit, dove, squirrel,
Harrison-Crawford SF                       deer, turkey, woodcock,
                        DNR Forestry                                        24,000    No         No         No
    812-738-8232                           waterfowl, grouse (Craw-
                                              ford County only)

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                                                                                                        Shooting
                                                                                                         range    Mandatory
      Property, phone      Managed by           Hunting opportunities           Acres       Camping
                                                                                                       A-archery check-in
                                                                                                       F-firearms

 HENRY COUNTY
                                                Deer, dove, quail, rab-
 Wilbur Wright FWA          DNR Fish            bit, squirrel, waterfowl
                                                                               1,070         No       Yes (A, F)    Yes
    765-529-9581            & Wildlife           (limited), woodcock
                                             Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
                                               Deer, dove, quail, rabbit,
 Province Pond WCA          DNR Fish          waterfowl (reserved hunt on  210
                                                                                   No                    No         Yes
    765-529-9581            & Wildlife       opening weekend), woodcock (60 water)
                                             Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
 HUNTINGTON COUNTY
                                            Deer, rabbit, squirrel,
                                         snipe, turkey (by drawing),
                               DNR          waterfowl, woodcock                8,217
 J. Edward Roush Lake                                                                                 Yes (A,F)
                            State Parks    Dove (first two season               (900         Yes                    Yes
      260-468-2165                                                                                       fee
                           & Reservoirs   days, reserved hunt only)            water)
                                             Put-take pheasant
                                        Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
 JACKSON COUNTY
                                              Deer, dove, grouse, quail,
Hoosier National Forest      U.S.              rabbit, squirrel, turkey,
                                                                               23,280        Yes         No          No
    812-275-5987        Forest Service          waterfowl, woodcock
                                             Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
                                     Deer, dove, grouse, quail,
Jackson-Washington SF               rabbit, squirrel, turkey, wa-
                      DNR Forestry                                             18,000        Yes       Yes (A)      Yes
     812-358-2160                  terfowl (limited), woodcock
                                     Night hunting (raccoon)
                                                  Deer, dove, grouse,
                                                 quail, rabbit, snipe,
                               DNR                                             23,952
       Monroe Lake                               squirrel, turkey, wa-
                            State Parks                                       (10,750        Yes         No         Yes
       812-837-9546                               terfowl, woodcock
                           & Reservoirs                                        water)
                                                 Night hunting (coy-
                                                   ote, fox, raccoon)
                                                                               7,724
                                                                             (1,400 open
                                                  Deer and turkey
     Muscatatuck NWR       U.S. Fish &                                        to rabbit,
                                                   (permit only),                            No          No          No
      812-522-4352        Wildlife Service                                   quail; 6,000
                                                quail, rabbit, squirrel
                                                                             open to deer
                                                                              & turkey)
 JASPER COUNTY
                                             Deer (archery only), rabbits,                                           Yes
       Aukiki WCA           DNR Fish
                                              squirrel, turkey, waterfowl       656          No          No        (water-
       219-843-4841         & Wildlife
                                                (drawing), woodcock                                                 fowl)
                                                   Deer, dove, quail,
                                                     rabbit, snipe,
     Jasper-Pulaski FWA     DNR Fish
                                                 squirrel, turkey, wa-         8,000         No       Yes (A, F)    Yes
        219-843-4841        & Wildlife            terfowl, woodcock
                                             Night hunting (fox, raccoon)




22
                                                                                               Shooting
                                                                                                range    Mandatory
   Property, phone       Managed by           Hunting opportunities        Acres   Camping
                                                                                              A-archery check-in
                                                                                              F-firearms

JEFFERSON COUNTY
                                           Deer, turkey (both preseason
   Big Oaks NWR          U.S. Fish &
                                             and daily draws), squir-     50,000    No          No         Yes
    812-273-0783        Wildlife Service
                                             rel (on public-use days)
JENNINGS COUNTY
                                              Quail, turkey, rabbit,
                                            squirrel, deer, woodcock,
    Crosley FWA           DNR Fish
                                               waterfowl (limited)        4,228     No       Yes (A, F)    Yes
    812-346-5596          & Wildlife
                                              Night hunting (coy-
                                                ote, fox, raccoon)
    Selmier SF                                    Deer, rabbit,
                        DNR Forestry                                       355      No          No         No
   812-346-2286                                  squirrel, turkey
JOHNSON COUNTY
                                               Deer, dove, grouse,
                                                  quail, rabbit,
                                              squirrel, turkey, wa-
   Atterbury FWA          DNR Fish                                                            Yes (F)
                                              terfowl, woodcock           5,000     No                     Yes
    812-526-2051          & Wildlife                                                           Fee
                                               Put-take pheasant
                                                 Night hunting
                                                 (fox, raccoon)
Camp Atterbury JMTC
                           Indiana                Deer, grouse,
   812-526-2051
                           National              rabbit, squirrel,        27,000    No          No         Yes
  (As military opera-
                            Guard               turkey, woodcock
     tions allow)
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY
                                            Deer, dove, rabbit, squir-
                                             rel, turkey, waterfowl
  Tri-County FWA          DNR Fish
                                               Put-take pheasant          3,486     No Yes (A, F)          Yes
   574-834-4461           & Wildlife
                                                 Night hunting
                                                  (fox, raccoon)
     Deniston
                          DNR Fish           Deer, pheasant, rabbit,
   Resource Area                                                           300      Yes         No         No
                          & Wildlife       squirrel, turkey, waterfowl
   574-834-4461
LAGRANGE COUNTY
                                              Deer, dove, furbear-
                                              ers, pheasant, rabbit,
 Pigeon River FWA
                          DNR Fish           snipe, squirrel, turkey,
   260-367-2164                                                           11,600    Yes Yes (A, F)         Yes
                          & Wildlife         waterfowl, woodcock
                                                 Night hunting
                                                  (fox, raccoon)
 Turkey Creek WCA         DNR Fish
                                              Deer, rabbit, squirrel        6       No          No         No
   260-367-2164           & Wildlife



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                                                                                        Shooting
                                                                                         range    Mandatory
      Property, phone    Managed by        Hunting opportunities       Acres   Camping
                                                                                       A-archery check-in
                                                                                       F-firearms

 LAKE COUNTY
     Badal Trust Area    DNR Fish
                                         Deer, squirrel, waterfowl      24      No        No        No
      219-992-3019       & Wildlife
 LAPORTE COUNTY
     Dick Blythe WCA     DNR Fish        Deer, dove, rabbit, squir-
                                                                       200      No        No        No
      574-896-3522       & Wildlife       rel, turkey, waterfowl
                                            Deer, dove, pheas-
     Fish Lake WCA       DNR Fish
                                           ant, rabbit, squirrel,      240      No        No        No
      219-393-3612       & Wildlife
                                            turkey, waterfowl
      Galena WCA         DNR Fish           Deer, squirrel, tur-
                                                                       165      No        No        No
      219-393-3612       & Wildlife          key, waterfowl
                                            Deer, dove, pheas-
                                           ant, rabbit, squirrel,
     Kingsbury FWA       DNR Fish                                                     Yes (A, F)
                                            turkey, waterfowl         7,120     No                  Yes
      219-393-3612       & Wildlife                                                      fee
                                              Night hunting
                                              (fox, raccoon)
 LAWRENCE COUNTY
                                           Deer, dove, grouse,
                                          quail, rabbit, squirrel,
         Hoosier
                             U.S.            turkey, water-
      National Forest                                                 16,244    Yes       No        No
                        Forest Service      fowl, woodcock
      812-275-5987
                                             Night hunting
                                             (fox, raccoon)
 MARSHALL COUNTY
 Maxinkuckee WCA         DNR Fish
                                           Waterfowl (limited)          76      No        No        No
   574-946-4422          & Wildlife
     Menominee WCA       DNR Fish           Deer, rabbit, squir-
                                                                       958      No        No        No
      574-946-4422       & Wildlife        rel, turkey, waterfowl
 MARTIN COUNTY
                                         Deer, grouse, quail, rab-
 Martin State Forest
                        DNR Forestry       bit, squirrel, turkey      7,863     Yes       No        No
  812-247-3491
                                         Night hunting (raccoon)
                                           Deer, dove, grouse,
                                          quail, rabbit, squirrel,
         Hoosier
                             U.S.            turkey, water-
      National Forest                                                 9,550     Yes       No        No
                        Forest Service      fowl, woodcock
      812-275-5987
                                             Night hunting
                                             (fox, raccoon)
 MIAMI COUNTY
     Frances Slocum                       Deer, rabbit, squirrel,
       State Forest     DNR Forestry      turkey (drawing only)        508      No        No        Yes
      765-473-6528                       Night hunting (raccoon)
24
                                                                                            Shooting
                                                                                             range    Mandatory
  Property, phone    Managed by           Hunting opportunities           Acres    Camping
                                                                                           A-archery check-in
                                                                                           F-firearms

                                           Deer, dove, quail,
                                              rabbit, snipe,
                         DNR
 Mississinewa Lake                       squirrel, quail, water-
                      State Parks                                        14,386     Yes       No        Yes
  765-473-6528                              fowl, woodcock
                     & Reservoirs
                                         Night hunting (coyote,
                                        fox, opossum, raccoon)
MONROE COUNTY
                                            Deer, dove, grouse,
                                           quail, rabbit, snipe,
                      DNR State                                          23,952
   Monroe Lake                             squirrel, turkey, wa-
                        Parks                                            (10,750    Yes       No        Yes
   812-837-9546                             terfowl, woodcock
                     & Reservoirs                                         water)
                                           Night hunting (coy-
                                             ote, fox, raccoon)

                                           Deer, dove, grouse,
     Hoosier                                  quail, rabbit,
                          U.S.
  National Forest                         squirrel, turkey, wa-          19,007     Yes       No        No
                     Forest Service
  812-275-5987                             terfowl, woodcock
                                      Night hunting (fox, raccoon)

MORGAN COUNTY
  Morgan-Monroe
                                      Deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey
    State Forest     DNR Forestry                                        25,561     Yes       No        No
                                       Night hunting (raccoon)
   765-342-4026
NEWTON COUNTY
                                        Deer (firearms, muzzle-
                                         loader seasons only)
  Conrad Savanna
                     DNR Nature            Bonus Anterless li-
  Nature Preserve                                                         440       No        No        No
                      Preserves              cense allowed
   219-992-3019
                                        Report harvest informa-
                                          tion to LaSalle FWA
                                         Deer, dove, pheasant,
                                        quail, turkey, waterfowl
  Kankakee Sands      The Nature
                                        Report harvest informa-          7,209      No        No        Yes
   219-285-2704      Conservancy
                                         tion to Willow Slough
                                         FWA (219-285-2704)

                                      Quail, turkey, rabbit, pheas-
   LaSalle FWA       DNR Fish &        ant, squirrel, deer, wood-
                                                                         3,797      No        No        Yes
   219-992-3019       Wildlife           cock, dove, waterfowl.
                                      Night hunting (fox, raccoon)

                                       Deer, dove, pheasant, quail,
Willow Slough FWA    DNR Fish &       rabbit, snipe, squirrel, turkey,
                                                                         9,956      Yes   Yes (A, F)    Yes
  219-285-2704        Wildlife            waterfowl, woodcock
                                      Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
NOBLE COUNTY
 Eagle Creek WCA     DNR Fish &               Deer, rabbit,
                                                                          137       No        No        No
   574-834-4461       Wildlife             squirrel, waterfowl

                                                                                                       25
                                                                                                 Shooting
                                                                                                  range    Mandatory
      Property, phone      Managed by         Hunting opportunities          Acres   Camping
                                                                                                A-archery check-in
                                                                                                F-firearms

 Mallard Roost WCA                              Deer, furbearers,
                           DNR Fish &
   574-834-4461                                 pheasant, rabbit,            760      No          No         No
                            Wildlife
                                               squirrel, waterfowl
     Rome City WCA         DNR Fish &
                                              Furbearers, waterfowl           50      No          No         No
      574-834-4461          Wildlife
 ORANGE COUNTY
                                            Deer, dove, grouse,
Hoosier National Forest      U.S.         quail, rabbit, squirrel,
                                                                            31,151    Yes         No         No
    812-275-5987        Forest Service turkey, waterfowl, woodcock
                                       Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
                                            Deer, dove, grouse, quail,
                            DNR State
        Patoka Lake                          rabbit, snipe, squirrel,
                              Parks                                         25,583    Yes       Yes (A)      Yes
       812-685-2464                       turkey, waterfowl, woodcock
                           & Reservoirs
                                          Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
 OWEN COUNTY
      Owen-Putnam                               Deer, grouse, rab-
       State Forest       DNR Forestry         bit, squirrel, turkey        6,322     Yes         No         No
      812-829-2462                           Night hunting (raccoon)
 PARKE COUNTY
 Cecil M. Hardin Lake       DNR State          Deer, rabbit, squir-          4,065
   (Raccoon SRA)             Parks &              rel, waterfowl            (2,060    Yes       Yes (A)      Yes
    765-344-1412            Reservoirs       Night hunting (raccoon)        water)
 PERRY COUNTY
                                            Deer, dove, grouse,
Hoosier National Forest      U.S.         quail, rabbit, squirrel,
                                                                            59,011    Yes         No         No
    812-275-5987        Forest Service turkey, waterfowl, woodcock
                                       Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
 PIKE COUNTY
                                            Coot, deer, dove, pheas-
                                              ant, quail, rabbit, rail,
     Patoka River NWR      U.S. Fish &       snipe, squirrel, turkey,
                                                                            5,828     No          No         No
       812-749-3199       Wildlife Service    waterfowl, woodcock
                                           Permit required for coyote,
                                             fox, opossum, raccoon
      Pike State Forest                    Deer, rabbit, squirrel, turkey
                          DNR Forestry                                      4,215     Yes         No         No
       812-367-1524                         Night hunting (raccoon)
                                           Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel,                                     Yes
     Sugar Ridge FWA        DNR Fish
                                          turkey, waterfowl, woodcock       8,100     No       Yes (A, F)    (self-
       812-789-2724         & Wildlife    Night hunting (fox, raccoon)                                      serve)
 POSEY COUNTY
                                          Deer, dove, squirrel, turkey,
     Hovey Lake FWA         DNR Fish
                                             waterfowl, woodcock            7,002     No          No         Yes
      812-838-2927          & Wildlife
                                          Night hunting (fox, raccoon)




26
                                                                                             Shooting
                                                                                              range    Mandatory
    Property, phone     Managed by        Hunting opportunities         Acres    Camping
                                                                                            A-archery check-in
                                                                                            F-firearms

                                                                                                           Yes
    Twin Swamps NP
                                                                                                        (Check-
Section Six Flatwoods NP            Deer (only during firearm and        600
                         DNR Nature                                                                       in at
  Wabash Lowlands NP                muzzleloader seasons; bonus          435      No          No
                          Preserves                                                                      Hovey
      812-838-2927                   antlerless licenses allowed)        430
                                                                                                         Lake
                                                                                                         FWA)
 PULASKI COUNTY
                                           Deer, rabbit, squir-
    Howat 80 WMA         DNR Fish         rel, turkey, woodcock
                                                                         80       No          No          No
     219-843-4841        & Wildlife        Night hunting (coy-
                                            ote, fox, raccoon)
                                         Deer, dove, quail, rab-
                                              bit, squirrel,
    Winamac FWA          DNR Fish
                                           turkey, woodcock             4,750     No       Yes (A, F)     Yes
    574-946-4422         & Wildlife
                                        Pheasant (put-and-take)
                                      Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
 PUTNAM COUNTY
                                       Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel,
   Deer Creek FWA        Wabashiki
                                        dove, woodcock, water-          1,990     No          No
    812-268-5640          FWA
                                         fowl and wild turkey
                                          Deer, grouse, quail,
      Lieber SRA         DNR State            rabbit, snipe,            8,780
    Cagles Mill Lake      Parks &      squirrel, turkey, woodcock       (1,400    Yes         No          Yes
     765-795-4576        Reservoirs    Handicapped area for deer        water)
                                      Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
 RANDOLPH COUNTY
                                                                                                          Yes
     Modoc WMA           DNR Fish      Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel
                                                                         166      No          No         (self-
     765-529-9581        & Wildlife   Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
                                                                                                        serve)
                                                                                                          Yes
Randolph County WMA      DNR Fish
                                       Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel     508      No          No         (self-
    765-529-9581         & Wildlife
                                                                                                        serve)
 SCOTT COUNTY
                                            Deer, quail, rab-
                         DNR State                                      2,120
      Hardy Lake                           bit, snipe, squirrel,
                          Parks &                                        (741     Yes       Yes (A)       Yes
     812-794-3800                     turkey, waterfowl, woodcock
                         Reservoirs                                     water)
                                      Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
   Stucker Fork FWA      DNR Fish          Deer, squirrel, tur-
                                                                        1,528     No          No          No
     812-346-5596        & Wildlife         key, waterfowl
 STARKE COUNTY
                                       Deer, dove, snipe, squirrel,
    Kankakee FWA         DNR Fish
                                      turkey, waterfowl, woodcock       4,095     No          No          Yes
     574-896-3522        & Wildlife
                                      Night hunting (fox, raccoon)




                                                                                                         27
                                                                                              Shooting
                                                                                               range    Mandatory
      Property, phone     Managed by        Hunting opportunities        Acres    Camping
                                                                                             A-archery check-in
                                                                                             F-firearms


     Koontz Lake WCA       DNR Fish
                                                  Waterfowl               58       No          No         No
       574-896-3522        & Wildlife
     Round Lake WCA        DNR Fish             Turkey, upland
                                                                          140      No          No         No
       219-896-3522        & Wildlife          game, waterfowl
     Turkey Foot WCA       DNR Fish           Deer, squirrel, tur-
                                                                          130      No          No         No
       574-896-3522        & Wildlife         key, upland game
 STEUBEN COUNTY
                                         Coyote, deer, fox, pheasant,
                                          rabbit, raccoon, squirrel,
                                            waterfowl, woodcock                                            Yes
     Cedar Swamp WCA       DNR Fish
                                          Drawing only for pheasant       979      No          No         (self-
       260-367-2164        & Wildlife
                                          (first three days of season)                                   serve)
                                             and waterfowl (open-
                                            ing day and weekends)
 Jimmerson Lake WCA        DNR Fish
                                                  Waterfowl               70       No          No         No
    260-367-2164           & Wildlife
                                           Coyote, deer, fox, pheas-
                                                  ant, raccoon,
                                          rabbit, squirrel, waterfowl                                      Yes
     Marsh Lake WCA        DNR Fish
                                            Pheasant (drawing only        860      No          No         (self-
      260-367-2164         & Wildlife
                                          first three days of season),                                   serve)
                                          waterfowl (drawing open-
                                            ing day and weekends)
 SULLIVAN COUNTY
                                                                                                           Yes
Fairbanks Landing FWA      DNR Fish       Deer, quail, rabbit, turkey,
                                                                         8,000     No          No         (self-
     812-268-5640          & Wildlife      waterfowl, woodcock
                                                                                                         serve)
                                            Coyote, deer (archery,
      Greene-Sullivan                         muzzleloader only),
        State Forest      DNR Forestry       quail, rabbit, squirrel,     950      Yes       Yes (A)      No
       812-648-2810                         turkey, waterfowl (late
                                              season), woodcock
                                            Deer, dove, quail, rab-
      Minnehaha FWA        DNR Fish               bit, turkey,
                                                                         5,000     No       Yes (A, F)    Yes
       812-268-5640        & Wildlife       waterfowl, woodcock
                                         Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
 SWITZERLAND COUNTY
                                               Deer, quail, rab-
     Splinter Ridge FWA    DNR Fish
                                             bit, squirrel, turkey       2,491     No          No         Yes
        812-346-5596       & Wildlife
                                         Night hunting (fox, raccoon)
 UNION COUNTY
                                          Deer, quail, rabbit, snipe,
                           DNR State                                     16,445
      Brookville Lake                        squirrel, turkey, wa-
                            Parks &                                      (5,260    Yes Yes (A, F)         Yes
       765-647-2657                           terfowl, woodcock
                           Reservoirs                                    water)
                                         Night hunting (fox, raccoon)

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                                                                                               Shooting
                                                                                                range    Mandatory
    Property, phone       Managed by          Hunting opportunities        Acres    Camping
                                                                                              A-archery check-in
                                                                                              F-firearms

VIGO COUNTY
                                               Turkey, rabbit, deer,
                                           woodcock, duck and goose
    Wabashiki FWA          DNR Fish
                                            hunting is available at the    2418      Yes        No         Yes
     812-268-5640          & Wildlife
                                            property. Night hunting is
                                          available for raccoon and fox.
WABASH COUNTY
                                            Deer, quail, rabbit, snipe,
                              DNR          squirrel, turkey (by drawing    14,386
   Mississinewa Lake
                          State Parks &    only), waterfowl, woodcock      (3,210    Yes        No         Yes
    765-473-6528
                           Reservoirs         Night hunting (coyote,       water)
                                             fox, opossum, raccoon)
                                                 Deer, dove, quail,
                                                    rabbit, snipe,
                           DNR State      squirrel, waterfowl, woodcock 11,056
    Salamonie Lake
                            Parks &        Dove (first two season days   (2,860      Yes        No         Yes
     260-468-2125
                           Reservoirs      are reserved hunt only); tur- water)
                                           key (spring season reserved
                                           hunt only; fall season open)
                                               Deer, rabbit, squir-
    Salamonie River        DNR State             rel, waterfowl
      State Forest          Parks &         Turkey (by drawing only)        850      Yes        No         Yes
     260-468-2125          Reservoirs         Night hunting (coy-
                                               ote, fox, raccoon)
WARRICK COUNTY
                                                                                                           Yes
    Blue Grass FWA         DNR Fish
                                           Deer, dove, quail, waterfowl    2,500     No         No        (self-
     812-789-2724          & Wildlife
                                                                                                         serve)
Little Pigeon Creek WCA    DNR Fish           Deer, quail, raccoon,
                                                                            846      No         No         No
       812-789-2724        & Wildlife          turkey, waterfowl




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      Fish and Wildlife areas


 1.    Atterbury FWA          11. Jasper-Pulaski FWA           20. Wabashiki FWA
       7970 S. Rowe Street        5822 n. Fish & Wildlife Lane     PO Box 47
       PO Box 3000                Medaryville, In 47957            West Terre Haute, In
       Edinburgh, In 46124        (219) 843-4841                   47885
       (812) 526-2051                                              (812) 268-5640
                              12. Kankakee FWA
 2.    Blue Grass FWA             4320 W. Toto Rd.             21. Wilbur Wright FWa
       Managed by                 PO Box 77                        2239 north SR 103
       Sugar Ridge FWa.           north Judson, In                 new Castle, In 47362
                                  46366                            (765) 529-9581
 3.    chinook FWA                (574) 896-3522
       Managed by                                              22. Willow Slough FWA
       Minnehaha FWa.         13. Kingsbury FWA                    2042 South 500W
                                  5344 S. Hupp Rd.                 Morocco, In 47963
 4.    crosley FWA                LaPorte, In 46350                (219) 285-2704
       2010 South SR 3            (219) 393-3612
       north Vernon, In 47265                                  23. Winamac FWA
       (812) 346-5596         14. LaSalle FWA                      1493 West 500n
                                  4752 West 1050n                  Winamac, In 46996
 5.    Deer creek FWA             Lake Village, In 46349           (574) 946-4422
       Managed by                 (219) 992-3019
       Wabashiki FWa
       (812) 268-5640         15. Minnehaha FWA
                                  2411 East SR 54
 6.    Fairbanks Landing FWA      Sullivan, In 47882
       Managed by                 (812) 268-5640
       Minnehaha FWa.
                              16. Pigeon River FWA
 7.    Glendale FWA               8310 East 300n
       6001 E 600S                Box 71
       Montgomery, In 47558       Mongo, In 46771
       (812) 644-7711             (260) 367-2164

 8.    Goose Pond FWA         17. Splinter Ridge FWA
       RR 1, Box 431              Managed by Crosley
       Linton, In 47441           FWa.
       (812) 659-9901
                              18. Sugar Ridge FWA
 9.    hillenbrand FWA            2310 East SR 364
       Managed by                 Winslow, In 47598
       Minnehaha FWa.             (812) 789-2724

 10. hovey Lake FWA           19. Tri-county FWA
     15010 SR 69 S.               8432 north 850E
     Mt. Vernon, In 47620         Syracuse, In 46567
     (812) 838-2927               (574) 834-4461




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     Shooting Ranges
        dnR shooting ranges are open to the
     general public. Contact the range in your area
     with questions on range hours, fees and other
     information.
                                                      10. Pigeon River FWA
                                                          archery/rifle/shotgun/
                                                          handgun
     1. clark State Forest                                260-367-2164
        rifle/shotgun/handgun
        812-294-4306                                  11. Kingsbury FWA
                                                          archery/rifle/shotgun/
     2. Patoka Lake                                       handgun
        archery                                           219-393-1128
        812-685-2464
                                                      12. Willow Slough FWA
     3. Wilbur Wright FWA                                 archery/rifle/shotgun/
        archery/rifle/shotgun/                            handgun
        handgun                                           219-285-2704
        765-529-9581
                                                      13. cecil M. harden Lake
     4. J. Edward Roush Lake                              archery
        archery/rifle/shotgun/                            765-344-1412
        handgun
        260-468-2165                                  14. Sugar Ridge FWA
        or 260-468-2416                                   archery/rifle/shotgun/
                                                          handgun
     5. Jackson-Washington                                812-789-2724
        State Forest
        archery                                       15. Winamac FWA
        812-358-2160                                      archery/rifle/shotgun/
                                                          handgun
     6. Jasper-Pulaski FWA                                574-946-4422
        archery/rifle/shotgun/
        handgun                                       16. hardy Lake
        219-843-4841                                      archery
                                                          812-794-3800
     7. crosley FWA
        archery/rifle/shotgun/                        17. Greene-Sullivan
        handgun                                           State Forest
        812-346-5596                                      archery
                                                          812-648-2810
     8. Atterbury FWA
        archery/rifle/shotgun/                        18. Minnehaha FWA
        handgun/trap/skeet                                archery/rifle/shotgun/
        812-526-2051                                      handgun
        or 812-526-6552                                   812-268-5640

     9. Tri-county FWA                                19. Brookville Lake
        archery/rifle/shotgun/                            archery/rifle/shotgun/
        handgun                                           handgun
        574-834-4461                                      765-647-2657




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           Shooting Ranges Map



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      district Wildlife Biologists


     District 1                  District 6                 District 11
     Bob Porch                   dean Zimmerman             nate Yazel
     8163 Oak Tree dr.           Prophetstown State Park    Wilbur Wright FWa
     Rensselaer, In 47978        4112 E. SR 225             2239 n. SR 103
     (219) 285-2704              West Lafayette, In 47906   new Castle, In 47362
                                 (765) 567-2152             (765) 529-6319
     District 2
     Linda Byer                  District 7                 District 12
     Kankakee FWa                Rick Peercy                Bob Montgomery
     4320 W. Toto Rd.            Prophetstown State Park    Glendale FWa
     PO Box 77                   4112 E. SR 225             6001 E 600 S
     north Judson, In 46366      West Lafayette, In 47906   Montgomery, In 47558
     (574) 896-3572              (765) 567-2152             (812) 644-7382

     District 3                  District 8                 District 13
     Jason Wade                  Josh Griffin               Mark Bennett
     J. Edward Roush Lake        atterbury FWa              562 dnR Rd.
     517 north Warren Road       PO Box 3000                Mitchell, In 47446
     Huntington, In 46750        7970 S. Rowe St.           (812) 849-4586
     (260) 468-2515              Edinburgh, In 46124-3000
                                 (812) 526-4891             District 14
     District 4                                             Chris Grauel
     Tom Hewitt                  District 9                 Crosley FWa
     north Region Headquarters   Roger Stonebraker          2010 S. SR 3
     1124 n. Mexico Road         Minnehaha FWa              north Vernon,In 47265
     Peru, In 46970              2411 E. SR 54              (812) 346-6888
     (765) 473-9324              Sullivan, In 47882
                                 (812) 268-0300             District 15
     District 5                                             Jeff Thompson
     Kent Hanauer                District 10                Sugar Ridge FWa
     Wilbur Wright FWa           Shannon Winks              2310 E. SR 364
     2239 n. SR 103              driftwood Fish Hatchery    Winslow, In 47598
     new Castle, In 47362        4931 S. 250 W.             (812) 789-2724
     (765) 529-6319              Vallonia, In 47281
                                 (812) 358-2253




      region a l o f f ice s
      north Private lands regional                south Private lands regional
      supervisor                                  supervisor
      J. Edward Roush Lake                        PO Box 3000
      517 N. Warren Rd.                           7970 S. Rowe St.
      Huntington, IN 46750                        Edinburgh, IN 46124-3000
      (260) 468-2706                              (812) 526-8475
      Districts: 1-8                              Districts: 9-15


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District Wildlife Biologists Map




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      dnR Law Enforcement districts
        Contact your nearest dnR Law Enforce-
     ment district Headquarters for information
     on hunting and trapping regulation en-
     forcement. Call 1-800-TIP-IdnR to report
     any poaching activities

     District 1 headquarters                      District 8 headquarters
     9822 n. Turkey Creek Road                    3084 n. dillard Rd.
     Syracuse, In 46567                           Birdseye, In 47513
     (574) 457-8092                               (812) 685-2498

     District 2 headquarters                      District 9 headquarters
     1353 S. Governors dr.                        1387 E. U.S. 50
     Columbia City, In 46725                      Versailles, In 47042
     (260) 244-3720                               (812) 689-4370

     District 3 headquarters                      District 10 headquarters
     4112 E SR 225                                100 W. Water St.
     West Lafayette, In 47906                     Michigan City, In 46360
     (765) 567-7859                               (219) 879-5710

     District 4 headquarters
     3734 Mounds Road
     anderson, In 46017
     (765) 649-1062

     District 5 headquarters
     1317 W. Lieber Road Suite 2
     Cloverdale, In 46120
     (765) 795-3534

     District 6 headquarters
     P.O. Box 266                                  Turn in a Poacher
     nashville, In 47448                           Help eliminate the illegal taking of
     (812) 988-9761                                Indiana’s fish and wildlife, and stop
                                                   pollution and destruction of rivers
     District 7 headquarters                       and wetlands.
     2310 E. SR 364                                               Report Poaching
     Winslow, In 47598
                                                              Call (800) - TIP-IDNR
     (812) 789-9538
                                                                         (847 - 4367)




      region a l o f f ic e s
      north region                            south region
      Headquarters                            Headquarters
      1124 N. Mexico Rd.                      4850 S SR 446
      Peru, IN 46970                          Bloomington, IN 47401
      (765) 473-9722                          (812) 837-9536


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              DNR Law Enforcement Districts Map


                                                                  ST.JOSEPH               ELKHART        LAGRANGE           STEUBEN
                                                LA PORTE

                      LAKE        PORTER

                                                                                                           NOBLE            DEKALB
                                                                      MARSHALL

                              10                        STARKE

                                                                                  1
                                                                                      KOSCIUSKO


                                                                                                        WHITLEY
                                                                                                                      2
                                 JASPER                                                                                     ALLEN
                  NEWTON
                                                   PULASKI              FULTON


                                                                                           WABASH
                                                                                  MIAMI                 HUNTING-
                                              WHITE                CASS                                   TON       WELLS       ADAMS


                       BENTON
                                                       CARROLL
                                                                                                 GRANT
                                                                            HOWARD                             BLACK-
                                        TIPPECANOE                                                              FORD            JAY
                      WARREN

                                            3                 CLINTON            TIPTON
                                                                                              MADISON     DELAWARE
                                                                                                                            RANDOLPH

                  V
                        FOUNTAIN           MONT-
                                          GOMERY              BOONE
                                                                             HAMILTON                    4
                  E
                  R                                                                                         HENRY
                  M                                                                                                           WAYNE
                  I
                  L          PARKE                                         MARION          HANCOCK
                                                        HENDRICKS
                  L                        PUTNAM
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                  O                                                                                       RUSH
                  N                                                                                                              UNION
                                                                                            SHELBY                    FAYETTE

                      VIGO                                    MORGAN        JOHNSON
                                 CLAY
                                              OWEN
                                                                         6                              DECATUR
                                                                                                                         FRANKLIN


                             5                          MONROE          BROWN      BARTHOLOMEW                       9
              SULLIVAN                                                                                             RIPLEY    DEARBORN
                                     GREENE
                                                                                                JENNINGS
                                                                                 JACKSON                                         OHIO
                                                         LAWRENCE
                                                                                                          JEFFERSON     SWITZERLAND
                  KNOX          DAVIESS     MARTIN
                                                                                             SCOTT
                                                                          WASHINGTON
                                                         ORANGE

                  7      PIKE
                                          DUBOIS                        8
                                                                                               CLARK


        GIBSON
                                                        CRAWFORD                      FLOYD

                                                                          HARRISON
                      WARRICK                         PERRY
POSEY   VANDER-
         BURGH
                                     SPENCER




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