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5 GiveIN Game Program

Hunters can connect with people interested in obtaining venison.

12 CheckIN Game

32 Wild Turkey

Online harvest reporting available for deer and turkey.

Map shows county-by-county setup for fall archery and firearms seasons.

Departments License information and fees ......................................................... 4 Hunter education ............................................................................ 6 Free youth hunting days ................................................................. 8 Public shooting ranges ................................................................. 15 Hunting seasons, bag limits ......................................................... 16 General hunting regulations ........................................................ 16 Deer regulations ............................................................................ 19 Deer disease information .............................................................24 Private land permission form ....................................................... 26 Small game regulations ................................................................ 27 Migratory birds, waterfowl .......................................................... 28 Game bird regulations ..................................................................30 Wild turkey regulations ................................................................ 32

The Hunting & Trapping Guide is a publication of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Paid advertisements that appear in this guide do not imply endorsement by the DNR or by the State of Indiana for the businesses or products advertised. The Department is not responsible for any advertising claims contained herein.

Governor: Mike Pence DNR Director: Cameron F. Clark Fish & Wildlife Director: Mark Reiter Communications Director: Phil Bloom Photographers: Frank Oliver, John Maxwell

Furbearer hunting ........................................................................34 Furbearer trapping ....................................................................... 35 Deer, turkey check stations .......................................................... 38 Public hunting areas map.............................................................44 Public hunting areas ..................................................................... 45 DNR Wildlife Biologists ............................................................... 48 DNR Law Enforcement ................................................................. 48

This is a summary of Indiana hunting and trapping regulations. It is designed as a service to sportsmen and women and is not intended to be a complete digest of all hunting and trapping regulations. Most regulations are subject to change by administrative rule. Contact the Division of Fish and Wildlife before reproducing any part of this booklet.

On the Cover: Wild Turkeys.

Photographed by – John Maxwell Indiana DNR

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MESSAGES I N D I A N A

Hoosiers across the state are proud of the bounty of natural resources available to them here in Indiana, and, no matter the season, outdoor activities abound at DNR properties in all corners of our state. One of Indiana’s greatest outdoor attractions, hunting, has a $352 million annual economic impact. Annually, about 377,000 Hoosiers participate in hunting, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, with more than 15,000 visitors coming to Indiana to hunt. The revenue collected from these license fees supports the efforts of the state’s Department of Natural Resources to manage a healthy ecosystem, which in turn helps to ensure hunters have game to pursue. In my Roadmap for Indiana, I illustrate a vision for Indiana’s future that emphasizes the importance of continuing the good work already begun in Indiana’s fish and wildlife areas, forests and parks, furthering conservation efforts around the state, expanding recreational opportunities and improving services for Hoosiers. With your continued support and that of outdoor enthusiasts across the state, we will strive to reach these goals so that Hoosiers and visitors alike will have even more opportunities to enjoy our natural resources and engage in a whole host of outdoor activities in Indiana, including hunting, for generations to come.

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About this Guide This high-quality regulation guide is offered to you by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources through its unique partnership with J.F. Griffin Publishing, LLC. J.F. Griffin is an award winning publishing house that specializes in producing state fish & wildlife regulation books. J.F. Griffin supports DNR’s staff in the design, layout and editing of the guides. They also manage the marketing and sales of advertising to appropriate businesses within the book.

Mike Pence State of Indiana Governor Greetings, fellow hunters.

It is my honor to serve you as director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, a duty I accepted in May when Gov. Mike Pence put his faith in me to lead this agency of dedicated professionals. As a hunter myself, I look forward to this time of year, just as you do. Whether your passion is to pursue white-tailed deer, waterfowl, wild turkeys or small game, every new hunting season is a bit like the days leading up to Christmas or a birthday. The anticipation can be exhilarating. My primary interest is upland game birds, although I also bow hunt and turkey hunt. Early on I hunted pheasants in Montgomery and Tippecanoe counties, and later in White and Pulaski counties. These days, I chase them wherever I can with the help of Blue, a German shorthair, and soon, a young yellow Lab named Mel. Before you head to the field this year, I urge you to review a few hunting safety basics. Always assume firearms are loaded. Keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot. Identify your target — and beyond. Wear hunter orange when it’s required. Use a fullbody safety harness when hunting from an elevated stand. Following these simple steps can reduce unnecessary accidents and ensure that you’ll have many more hunting seasons ahead. And one more thing: Respect property rights and get permission before hunting on private land. Have a great season!

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LICENSE INFORMATION General License Regulations • With a few exceptions (see License Exemptions below), a valid hunting license issued by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and applicable state or federal stamp privileges are required to hunt any wild animal on public or private land in Indiana. • To qualify for resident hunting licenses, a person must have established a true fixed and permanent home and primary residence in Indiana for 60 consecutive days prior to purchasing a license or permit and not claim residency for hunting, trapping or fishing in another state or country. All others are nonresidents. • A hunting license (and applicable stamp privileges and federal stamps or permits and HIP number) must have an original signature and be carried with you while hunting and produced on the request of an Indiana Conservation Officer or other authorized law enforcement officer.

LICENSE PRICES License Category License Type

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• Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1986 must successfully complete a DNR-offered hunter education class to purchase an Indiana hunting license (see page 6 for Apprentice License exceptions).

Deer Stamps Trapping

• Lost licenses can be reprinted for $3. Go to IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov. • Game bird or waterfowl stamp privileges must have an original signature, in ink, on the license. A traditional stamp is not required in addition to the purchase of this stamp privilege. Traditional game bird or waterfowl stamps are available for purchase as a commemorative issue. Commemorative stamps, which do not convey hunting privileges, are available through the DNR Customer Service Center.

Fishing

Disabled American Veterans 10-Year Hunt/Fish 2 Annual Hunting 2 Five-Day Hunting 2 Spring Turkey Hunting 5 Fall Turkey Hunting 5 Deer Hunting Deer License Bundle Game Bird Habitat Stamp Privilege 5 Waterfowl Stamp Privilege 6 Annual Trapping Annual Fishing Trout/Salmon Stamp Privilege One-Day Fishing (includes trout/salmon) Seven-Day Fishing Senior Annual Fishing Senior Fish for Life

Licenses DNR Customer Service Center 402 W. Washington St., W160 Indianapolis, IN, 46204

• Licenses are non-transferable and nonrefundable.

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Visit one of the over 800 retailers statewide at IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov or visit the DNR Customer Service Center. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The following are exempt from license requirements: • Residents or nonresidents participating in a DNR-licensed field trial.

• Specify the license(s) and season (e.g., deer muzzleloader)

• Resident owners of Indiana farmland or lessees of Indiana farmland who farm that land, their spouses and children living with them, while hunting, fishing or trapping on the farmland they own or lease. This exemption does not apply to land owned by a business, corporation or partnership unless the shareholders, partners, members or owners are comprised solely of the members of an immediate family and farm that land. Farmland means agricultural land that is devoted or best adaptable to the production of crops, fruits, timber or the raising of livestock, or is assessed as agricultural land for property tax purposes.

• Hunter education certificate number if born after Dec. 31, 1986 • Complete address, city, state, ZIP code and phone number

Send a check or money order (payable to DNR) or Visa or MasterCard (include number, expiration date) to:

License Exemptions

Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Include the following information:

• Name, date of birth, Indiana Driver’s License number and Social Security number (required by IC 14-22-11-3)

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Res. Youth Consolidated Hunt/Trap (See page 6 for details) Nonres. Annual Youth Hunting 2 Nonres. Youth Deer Hunting Nonres. Deer License Bundle Nonres. Youth Spring Turkey Hunting 5 Nonres. Youth Fall Turkey Hunting 5 Nonres. Annual Youth Trapping Annual Hunting & Fishing 2 Disabled American Veterans Annual Hunt/Fish 2

Apprentice Option?

1 - See resident description located at the left of this chart. 2 - Does not include deer or turkey. 3 - The second and any additional resident bonus antlerless deer hunting licenses: $15 each. The first bonus antlerless license must be purchased at a cost of $24 prior to purchasing the second and any additional bonus antlerless licenses at the discounted rate. 4 - The second and any additional nonresident bonus antlerless deer hunting licenses: $24 each. The first bonus antlerless license must be purchased at a cost of $150 prior to purchasing the second and any additional bonus antlerless licenses at the discounted rate. 5 - Gamebird habitat stamp required to hunt turkey, dove, ruffed grouse, quail and pheasant. 6 - Migratory waterfowl stamp required when hunting migratory waterfowl (page 28).

• DNR-issued licenses may be revoked at the discretion of a court upon conviction of fish and wildlife law violations, or at the discretion of the Department for noncompliance with conditions under which licenses are issued.

3. By Mail …

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• Height, weight, color of hair and color of eyes

4. By Phone …

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GiveIN Game Venison Donation Program Two years ago, the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife launched the GiveIN Game Program as a way for hunters who have opportunities to harvest additional deer to connect with people who could use venison to feed their families. “GiveIN Game serves as a supplemental program to existing venison donation efforts,” said Mark Reiter, DNR Fish & Wildlife director. “While other programs focus on distribution to needy families through food banks and charitable organizations, GiveIN Game creates a broader opportunity to share the harvest with anyone.” Through an online site dnr.in.gov/giveINgame, potential donors and recipients can register their contact information. Participants will have their first name, county, and preferred contact information (phone or email) available online to search for potential matches. Other personal information remains confidential.

There is no fee to register or participate, but there are some things to remember: • A person cannot sell, trade or barter venison per IC-14-22-6-8. Venison can be gifted. • Indiana Department of Natural Resources is not responsible for the quantity, quality, freshness, processing, or packaging of the venison or the failure of the donor or recipient to follow through with the transfer. • A participating hunter still is responsible for field dressing the deer. • All hunter-harvested deer must be taken to an official deer check station within 48 hours of the harvest for registration or reported to the online CheckIN Game system. This can be done by the hunter who harvested the deer or someone he/ she designates, as long as the designee has the temporary transportation tag that the hunter completed.

• Participants will contact each other and arrange for the transfer of meat on their own. • Participants may join or withdraw from the program at any time Venison is a healthy alternative to beef. It has less fat and calories, and more protein than the same size serving of beef, according to several nutrition websites. The GiveIN Game website also provides links to venison recipes and other information. More than 500 participants registered for GiveIN Game in 2011, and 734 people registered for the program in 2012.

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LICENSE INFORMATION • Residents of Indiana engaged in full-time military service and who are carrying their leave orders and a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana voter registration card.

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• Youth participating in free youth hunting weekends. The following nonresidents can hunt with a resident license: • A nonresident younger than 18 years old may hunt, trap or fish with a resident license if a parent, grandparent or legal guardian is an Indiana resident. • Nonresident military personnel on active duty and stationed in Indiana may hunt or fish with a resident license. Nonresident owners of Indiana farmland (and their spouse and children who reside with the nonresident) may hunt, fish or trap on the farmland the nonresident owns without a license only if the following conditions are met: 1. The nonresident’s state allows the same exemption for the same species for Indiana residents who own farmland in that state*; 2. While hunting, fishing, or trapping on the farmland, the nonresident must keep proof of ownership (for example, a tax receipt identifying the nonresident as owner) in a

* For example, if a nonresident is from state X that only allows Indiana residents who own land in that state an exemption to hunt small game on land they own without a license, then the same exemption would apply in Indiana for a nonresident who owns Indiana farmland and is hunting small game on that farmland. If state X does not include other species (e.g., deer, turkey) in the exemption, then the nonresident must have and carry a valid nonresident license and any applicable stamp privileges to hunt those species in Indiana. This exemption does not apply to land owned by a business, corporation or partnership unless the shareholders, partners, members or owners are comprised solely of the members of an immediate family and farm that land. Nonresidents who lease land in Indiana are not exempt and must purchase nonresident licenses.

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present a card or certificate and purchase an Indiana hunting license. The DNR offers hunter education courses in counties throughout the state. The pro-gram takes approximately 10 hours to complete. For information on classes in your area, see dnr.IN.gov/lawenfor or contact the nearest hunter education office: • Hunter Education North, (317) 605-1028; email chclark@dnr.in.gov. • Hunter Education South, P.O. Box 917, Jasper, IN 47547, (812) 482-3093; email tbeck@dnr.in.gov.

Youth Licenses

The resident youth hunt/trap license, for individuals 17 or younger, includes annual hunting, annual trapping, deer, turkey, Indiana gamebird habitat stamp, Indiana waterfowl migratory stamp and trout/salmon stamp privileges. Nonresident youths 17 or younger may purchase the appropriate nonresident youth license: annual hunting, deer, turkey, or trapping. However, a nonresident 17 or younger who has a parent, grandparent or legal guardian who is an Indiana resident, may purchase a resident youth hunt/trap license to hunt or trap in Indiana. A free Harvest Information Program (HIP) number is required to hunt migratory birds, except during the free youth hunting days. See page 28 for HIP registration information. The youth licenses do not include the Federal migratory bird stamp that is required for hunters age 16 and older. All youth hunting licenses are valid for the designated license year, even if the individual turns 18 during that year, but the license must be purchased before the youth turns 18.

Apprentice Licenses

A resident or nonresident can buy an apprentice hunting license without having to take a hunter education class. An individual can purchase up to three apprentice hunting licenses, of any combination, in his/her lifetime before needing to take a DNR-offered hunter education class. While hunting, the apprentice hunter at all times must be in close proximity to and able to communicate with a hunter who is at least 18 years old and has a valid hunting license (unless exempt from needing a hunting license). The individual who accompanies the apprentice hunter cannot accompany more than two apprentice hunters at one time while afield. The apprentice resident youth hunt/trap license includes the same licenses and stamps as the regular resident youth hunt/trap license; it only exempts the license holder from needing to take a hunter education class. Landowners or lessees of farmland and their children living with them who meet the requirements for license exemptions listed on

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Youth Free Hunting Days

Youth free hunting days for 2013 are Sept. 7-8 and Nov. 30 - Dec. 1. Any resident age 17 or younger on the date of the hunt, and accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years of age, can take any legal game in season during these youth free hunting days. The youth hunter does not have to possess a hunting license, HIP number or any state stamp but must comply with all other hunting regulations. To hunt waterfowl, a Federal duck stamp is required for all persons 16 years or older. The accompanying adult must be in close enough proximity to monitor and be able to communicate with the youth hunter at all times and may assist the youth hunter, including calling, but may not carry a firearm, crossbow, or bow and arrow. The accompanying adult must possess a valid hunting license, unless exempted from needing a license (see page 4).

Nonresident Private Shooting Preserve

Nonresidents must purchase a nonresident shooting preserve license and any applicable

stamp privilege requirements for species they are hunting at a private shooting preserve. The nonresident private shooting preserve license expires April 30, immediately following the date the license is effective. The nonresident shooting preserve license is $17 and the nonresident youth shooting preserve license is $7.

Persons with Disabilities

Individuals with a disability that prevents them from taking wildlife under regular hunting regulations may request a special permit from the DNR. A special permit may be issued to an individual with a physical impairment resulting from injury or disease, excluding impairment due to normal aging. Special permits allow those who cannot walk or have serious walking limitations to hunt from a vehicle or gain special vehicle access. On state and federal lands, permit holders must obtain permission in advance from a property manager to gain vehicle access to lands or roads that are otherwise closed to vehicular traffic. Those who have a disability that prevents them from using a regular bow may be issued a permit to use a draw-loc. For rules or application forms, contact the Division of Fish and Wildlife, 402 W. Washington St., W273, Indianapolis, IN 46204; (317) 232-4102 or at hunting.IN.gov.

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Baiting: Placing a food product in the field for consumption to attract wildlife to an area being hunted. Examples of baits include salt, mineral blocks, solid licks, grains, and liquids or powders spread on the ground for the purpose of being eaten by animals. Furbearer: Indiana furbearing game animals include beaver, coyote, gray fox, long-tailed weasel, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, red fox and skunk. Game bird: Indiana game birds include ring-necked pheasant, bobwhite quail, ruffed grouse, wild turkey and mourning dove. Hunt: To take any wild animal except by trapping. Motor driven conveyance: An automobile, truck, tractor, combine, wagon, bus, off-road vehicle, ATV, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, moped, dune buggy, go-cart, motorboat, airplane, or other motorized machine capable of transporting an individual.

Primary Residence: An individual’s principal or ordinary habitation used as a home or dwelling for a fixed or indefinite period of time. The term does not include temporary or transient lodging used during a hunting, fishing, pleasure, recreations, or business trip or other temporary purpose. Processed: Wild animals that have been cut, wrapped, and frozen; dried; smoked; canned (in tins and jars); vacuum packed; or otherwise preserved for long term storage and later consumption. Take: To pursue, shoot, kill, trap, capture, collect, catch, or otherwise take or attempt to take.

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Possession limit: Two times the daily bag limit or the bag limit for the entire season depending on the species.

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NEW Hunting & Fishing

Opportunities for Hoosiers One of the main limitations today’s hunter faces is finding a place to hunt. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is determined to address this issue by adding more public land opportunities for hunters, anglers, trappers, and wildlife watchers. Over the past few years, the Healthy Rivers INitiative and the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife’s public lands program have acquired thousands of new acres now open to the public. “More public land is a win for all Hoosiers,” said Mark Reiter, Division of Fish and Wildlife director. “They can access these lands today, and these areas are now protected for future generations to enjoy Indiana outdoors.” The Healthy Rivers INitiative started in 2010 with the goal of permanently protecting nearly 70,000 acres along the Wabash River, Muscatatuck River, and Sugar Creek. The DNR has purchased more than 10,000 acres so far. Add previously protected sites (Shades and Turkey Run state parks and Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area) plus land enrolled in federal conservation programs like the Wetland Reserve and HRI is approaching the halfway point of its goal. In the spring of 2013, HRI moved beyond

the acquisition phase when more than 2,800 acres were open to public use for the first time. Multiple parcels totaling 2,355 acres are located on the Muscatatuck River in Jackson, Scott and Washington counties. Two more blocks are on Sugar Creek in Parke County (100 acres) and Wabash River in Vermillion County (419 acres). Maps are available at HealthyRivers.IN.gov. The purchase of these acres was made through a combination of federal Wildlife Restoration Program funds, lifetime license dollars, game bird habitat stamp funds, Indiana Heritage Trust, and funds from various partners. Turkey hunting began on all three project areas in the 2013 spring turkey season. The areas are open throughout the year for fishing and other hunting opportunities, such as waterfowl, deer and squirrel. Shoreline fishing along the river or creek is allowed. Preparations are being made to roll out additional HRI acres for public use. In addition to HRI, the Division of Fish and Wildlife public lands section acquired more than 1,350 new acres in 2012 using federal funds from the Wildlife Restoration Program

HUNTING & FISHING OPPORTUNITIES and state funds from license and stamp sales. New sites managed by public lands staff , their county location and acres include: Idaville Gamebird Habitat Area (White County, 108 acres), Sandy Knob Gamebird Habitat Area (Newton, 80.5) and White River Bend Wildlife Management Area (Daviess, 711). Existing DNR properties also adding acres include Deer Creek (160 acres), JasperPulaski (80 acres) and Winamac (80 acres) fish & wildlife areas, and Durham Lake Wetland Conservation Area (Kosciusko, 137). “These additional lands create more opportunities for Hoosier hunters and anglers,” said James Kershaw, Public Lands Section supervisor. “They are a great example of how both federal and license fees work together to benefit all Indiana citizens.” The acres added to existing properties connect areas that may have been disconnected by smaller parcels of land. By adding these acres, it allows hunters and anglers to more freely enjoy these areas with less concern over boundary conflicts, and it creates unfragmented corridors for wildlife to have greater diversity in breeding populations. The Game Bird Habitat Areas are more isolated areas within the traditional habitat range for pheasants. They are being managed for high game bird populations. The result of these projects is more space for people to enjoy the outdoors.

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County Bonus Antlerless Quotas

Have you ever wondered how the DNR comes up with the bonus antlerless quota numbers for hunting white-tailed deer in Indiana? If you think it’s a dart board or some sort of hocus pocus magic that earns the county you hunt in an A or an 8 quota (or somewhere in between), guess again. Bonus antlerless permits were first implemented in 1986 as a management tool giving hunters the opportunity to take extra deer — specifically does — in addition to basic bag limits. Counties are assigned a bonus quota each year that ranges from A to 8, with the latter being the most liberal and “A” the most conservative. Bonus licenses may be used in any county, and a separate bonus license is needed for each deer. For example, a hunter may take up to eight antlerless deer in a county with an 8 quota or one antlerless deer in a county with a 1 quota. In an “A” county, a bonus antlerless license can be used to take one antlerless deer from Nov. 28 through Jan. 5. “The general rule is a quota for a county is more indicative of where we want to move the deer herd in that county,” said Chad Stewart, the DNR’s deer management biologist. “An 8 is trying to move in a downward direction. An A or a 1 can stand to have a few more deer, or has a low number of deer and can’t sustain a prolonged or intense antlerless harvest. The reasons do vary with each county.” Determining quotas is based on a variety of factors. “We look at antlered and antlerless harvest and the proportion relative to each other, and we look at bucks killed per square mile of habitat,” Stewart said. That part of the data collection begins immediately after each season’s deer harvest numbers are tabulated.

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Crop damage reports, deer-vehicle collisions, and the number of deer-vehicle collisions per billion miles driven are added to the mix, along with results from landowner and deer hunter surveys that measure individual satisfaction level with the deer herd for each county. The same information is drawn from the previous nine years, giving Stewart documents filled with more charts and graphs than an investment analyst’s report. But Stewart’s methodology doesn’t differ much from that of the analyst who uses past performance to form an educated forecast of future investments. “We’re looking at trends in how the previous years have influenced the present year’s harvest,” Stewart said. “We’re looking at the previous quota and sort of determine where it’s been in the past and where it’s going. We compare that to where we want it to go, and that makes it easier.” Stewart doesn’t act alone, though. “I look at all the numbers independently and formulate my own recommendation,” he said. The information is shared with 15 district wildlife biologists for their input. “They have a lot more knowledge of the area they work and live in,” Stewart said. Indiana Conservation Officers then get a crack at it. “They have even more intimate knowledge of what our deer hunters think because they are out with boots on the ground talking with our hunters every day,” Stewart said. Stewart compiles everyone’s recommendations for a joint meeting with administrators from the DNR divisions of Fish & Wildlife and Law Enforcement. The panel reviews the three sets of recommendations — from Stewart, district biologists, and ICOs — for each county. “A lot of times, if all of the recommendations are the same and we agree with the direction we want to move the deer herd for a county, the

decision for the panel is easy — accept as is,” Stewart said. He said that’s usually the case for about 65–70 counties. When recommendations don’t match, the panel makes the final decision. “That’s based strictly on the data with a lot more discussion involved,” Stewart said. In any given year, about 20 to 25 counties need some additional discussion with four or five requiring lengthier discussion before quotas are settled. “The bottom line is that for each county we have a general direction we want the harvest to go,” Stewart said. “If our harvest is higher than our target, it usually indicates a herd larger than we want, so we keep quotas high or increase them to attempt to reduce the herd. “If it’s below the goal or declining, then it becomes trickier. Do we continue? Do we think the trend will stabilize at the current number, or do we need to pull back and allow the deer herd in that county to rebound a little? It’s as much science as it is art.” If a county’s bonus quota is changed, the new quota usually is left in place for a couple of years to evaluate impact. “We want to see a trend manifest itself over the next few years,” Stewart said. “If you change it year to year, you don’t have a good feel for the impact of those recommendations.” The DNR’s current management strategy is aimed at reducing deer numbers in some counties, and by one measure – quota reductions for 2013 — it appears to be working. A special late antlerless season introduced last year in high quota counties contributed more than 10,000 deer to the total 2012 harvest and was a contributing factor in 18 counties receiving lower quotas this year, including five whose quotas were dropped from 4 to 3. “That’s certainly the trend we’re seeing,” Stewart said. “I can see a time in the future, with the new seasons we have, that 8s start to go away.”

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URBAN BAG LIMITS

Counted Separate The urban deer zone season provides another hunting opportunity, but it also has a management purpose — reduce deer numbers in communities where a deer’s biggest threat is a vehicle bumper. “That’s the one threat deer in urban areas have that’s a little bit greater than they have in a rural landscape,” said Chad Stewart, the DNR’s deer management biologist. “In suburban areas, vehicles can be the most significant mortality source for deer; far greater than a rural area, where hunting is the likeliest mortality factor. If you’re a deer, that’s a gamble that’s probably well worth it.” Urban deer zones were established in 1996 in four cities — Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Lafayette. Hunters were given the incentive to take two extra antlerless deer with archery equipment, beginning with the traditional archery season opener on Oct. 1. The intent was to address expanding urban areas that inadvertently created refuge areas or safety zones for deer. “It creates great habitat,” Stewart said. “There’s nothing better than a little city garden or someone’s house lined with hostas. Once deer figure out that it’s safe and they have a lot of food, they just incorporate that into their daily or yearly patterns.”

Other communities have been designated as urban deer zones since, and in 2002 the bag limit and dates were expanded. Hunters can now take four deer (three antlerless, one antlered) in urban zones from Sept. 15 through Jan. 31. Three rule changes were made last year: 1. Expansion of the urban zones to all of Lake and Porter counties; 2. An “earn-a-buck” requirement to take an antlerless deer in an urban zone before taking an antlered deer; and 3. A separate urban zone license. To understand these new rules, start with the fact that urban zone bag limits are separate from bag limits for all other segments of the deer hunting season. Also, a person with an urban zone license can begin hunting in an urban zone on Sept. 15 and continue through Jan. 31. But a person with an archery license can’t begin hunting the same area until Oct. 1 and not beyond Jan. 5. Finally, a hunter attempting to fill the urban zone bag limit must take an antlerless deer first before taking a buck. Earn-a-buck does not apply to any other license or season.

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CheckIN Game Harvest Report Program If the first year of online and phone-in options for hunters to report their harvested deer are any indication, it’s catching on fast. “The initial response is it was well received as far as ease from the user’s standpoint,” said Chad Stewart, DNR’s deer management biologist. “I didn’t get any complaints on interface with the program. That’s a real credit to the people who designed it. “As far as numbers, in going from the traditional check-in program to this, it takes time to get out of one mindset into another. I think we had around 40 percent check in online. For a first-year number, that’s pretty good.” Until last season, hunters had to take their deer to a DNR-designated check station, a procedure that became mandatory statewide in 1981. CheckIN Game was launched as a pilot program in the spring 2012 wild turkey season and expanded to include deer hunting last fall.

Almost 53,400 of the record 136,248 deer harvested in 2012 were reported using the CheckIN Game online system and another 700 used the phone-in option. “I love it,” said Mark White of West Lebanon, who used CheckIN Game in the deer and turkey seasons. “It’s so much more convenient. I checked all of mine in on my smart phone before I left the field. It was much less hassle since I didn’t have to take the animal to a check station and then bring it back home to process. It’s difficult to load a deer into the truck several times just to be able to check it in. I’m a huge fan of CheckIN, and I hope it’s here to stay.” Eli Eccles of Ellettsville is another CheckIN fan, in part because he does most of his hunting in Greene and Sullivan counties. “I still like using a check station, but if you don’t get your deer until after the station is closed, the online check-in is a nice tool to have at your disposal,” Eccles said. “It saves you

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from having to wait until morning to check in a deer that you recover in the evening. “I read a number of Indiana hunting forums, and I know a lot of folks were appreciative of the online option. It saved them a trip when they didn’t necessarily have a check-in station close to their hunting grounds.” CheckIN Game (CheckINgame.dnr.IN.gov) is a free online system that allows hunters to check in their harvested game from any device that is connected to the Internet. Hunters who use the system receive a confirmation number that must be written on a temporary transportation tag. Currently, CheckIN Game is set up only for deer and turkey. The phone-in option can be used by calling 1-800-419-1326. However, there is a $3 charge for this service (Visa or Mastercard only). An instructional video on how to use the CheckIN Game system can be found on the DNR’s YouTube channel at Youtube.com/idnrvideos.


PUBLIC SHOOTING RANGES

New DNR Ranges Enhance Shooting Sports Opportunities Building a public shooting range used to be pretty simple. Push dirt into a big pile for a backstop and set up three aisles for shots of different distances — 25, 50 and 100 yards. “That was pretty much the standard design,” said Mark Reiter, director of the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. “The original idea was hunter sight-in ranges.” Berms separated the three aisles so users could self-regulate their activity independently. “Only the guys on the 25-yard range needed to agree that it was time to change targets, and they could all go down to the targets without it mattering what the 50- and 100-yard guys were doing,” Reiter said. “The whole idea was they were managing themselves, being their own range officers and shooting at distances people in Indiana normally would encounter when hunting.” That was the idea, but it wasn’t always the reality. “Instead of the hunter sight-in situation where a guy comes up to the firing line, puts up a target and shoots three, four rounds and figures his gun is shooting accurately, what we got were shooters we never expected,” said Reiter, who is an avid target shooter and active hunter. “At the time, pistols weren’t legal firearms to hunt deer, but we got a bunch of guys coming there to shoot pistols,” he said. “So what we had was a range design that didn’t fit the user very well. A guy with a pistol wants to shoot at a 7-yard target, not 25, so those ranges really didn’t accommodate that kind of use very well.” The ranges also attracted another unexpected user. Instead of bringing paper targets to shoot at, some users lugged in anything imaginable. “The whole idea that people would respect the range and use it properly was a bit of a mistake,” Reiter said. “People brought a lot of junk.” One property manager told Reiter that the staff would be off on the weekend with the range open for self service. “Every Monday, his crews would spend all day picking up all the junk left at the shooting range,” Reiter said. “We got a lot of that kind of use. For 20 years, that sort of thing built on itself and became accepted and got out of hand.” That began to change in the late 1990s after Reiter attended a National Rifle Association conference on shooting ranges. He came home with a wealth of new ideas and NRA certification as a range technician. 14

“We started looking at our shooting ranges and realized we had to make some changes. What we had wasn’t working.” – Mark Reiter, director of the DNR Division of Fish & WIldlife “That’s when we started looking at our shooting ranges and realized we had to make some changes,” he said. “What we had wasn’t working.” A goal was set to open modern shooting ranges in five locations by matching DNR license revenue with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service federal assistance funds. Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area was the first to get an upgrade. A 37-station range opened in 2002 with distances from 10 to 100 yards, plus four places for shooting clay targets, all supervised by qualified range officers. Concrete overhead baffles were added to prevent shots from accidently leaving the range. Other changes included indoor accessible restrooms and a nominal fee for use of the range. J.E. Roush Lake was the next site to be transformed. The former dirt pile range received a $1.4 million facelift and opened in 2005 with 33 stations to accommodate pistols, rifles and shotguns,and clay target shooting. Roush has since added two regulation combination trap and skeet fields.

The best was yet to come. Atterbury FWA, which had one of the dirt pile ranges built in the 1970s, was refitted with the largest public range in the state. Managed by a private concessionaire, the range has 72 shooting stations for shotguns, pistols and rifles, and also offers trap and skeet. Dedicated as the Sgt. Joseph E. Proctor Memorial Shooting Range in early 2007, the site cost $4.7 million to construct and more than doubled the size of Kingsbury or Roush. The three new facilities — Kingsbury, Roush and Atterbury — contributed to a 30 percent statewide increase in use of DNR ranges last year, Reiter said. And the DNR is looking to add more. “We’re looking southeast and southwest,” Reiter said. “We’re looking at the demand and what’s already out there with conservation clubs and gun clubs. If they are meeting the demand for places the public can go for shooting sports, we probably shouldn’t put our money there. We need to go someplace where it’s needed.”

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HUNTING REGULATIONS 2013-2014 INDIANA HUNTING SEASONS Furbearers

Hunting Dates

Limit

Red and Gray Fox Coyote, Striped Skunk Raccoon, Opossum Dog Running (Raccoon, Opossum)

Oct. 15, 2013 - Feb. 28, 2014 Oct. 15, 2013 - March 15, 2014 Nov. 8, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014 Feb. 1, 2013 - Oct. 25, 2014

No limit No limit No limit No limit

Woodland Game

Hunting Dates

Limit

April 19 and 20, 2014 April 23 to May 11, 2014 Oct. 1 - 27, 2013 Dec. 7, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014 Oct. 16 - 20, 2013 (see page 33 for counties) Oct. 16 - 27, 2013 (see page 33 for counties)

1 bearded or male turkey in spring

Wild Turkey Youth Spring 2014 Spring 2014 Fall Archery (statewide)

Fall Firearm *

1 bird of either sex for the fall archery and firearm combined

Deer Urban * Youth Archery Firearms Muzzleloader Special Antlerless ** Squirrel (gray and fox) Ruffed Grouse* (private lands) Ruffed Grouse* (public lands)

Sept. 15, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014 (see page 20 for urban deer zones) Sept. 28 and 29, 2013 Oct. 1, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014 Nov. 16, 2013 - Dec. 1, 2013 Dec. 7, 2013 - Dec. 22, 2013 Dec. 26, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014 Aug. 15, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014 Oct. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2013 (see page 31 for counties) Oct. 1, 2013 - Nov. 15, 2013 (see page 31 for counties)

See page 23 for deer season bag limits

5 per day 2 per day 2 per day

The possession limit for woodland game (except deer and turkey) is two times the daily bag limit. * designated counties or portions of counties ** Special Antlerless Season only in counties with a bonus antlerless quota of 4 or more (see page 25)

Upland Game

Hunting Dates

Limit

Pheasant (cock only) Quail North of SR 26 South of SR 26 Rabbit Rabbit* (on DNR properties)

Nov. 8, 2013 - Dec. 22, 2013

2 per day

Nov. 8, 2013 - Dec. 22, 2013 Nov. 8, 2013 - Jan. 15, 2014 Nov. 8, 2013 - Feb. 15, 2014 Oct. 1, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014

5 per day 8 per day 5 per day 5 per day

The possession limit on upland game is two times the daily bag limit. * designated state areas

Miscellaneous

Hunting Dates

Limit

Crow

July 1, 2013 - Aug. 15, 2013 Dec. 13, 2013 - March 1, 2014 June 15, 2013 - April 30, 2014

No limit

Frog (bull and green only)

Bag and Possession Limits

It is illegal to take more than the daily bag limit of a wild animal in a calendar day. The possession limit is two times the daily bag limit. The possession limit does not apply to a wild animal that is processed and stored at an individual’s primary residence, except for waterfowl and migratory birds. See page 8 for definitions. It is illegal to carry, transport, or ship outside Indiana, in open season, in one day, a wild animal that the individual has legally taken in open season in excess of the possession limit. A harvested wild animal that is left unattended while in the field, not in the immediate vicinity of the individual who took the animal while 16

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in the field, or gifted to another person must have a tag attached or be in a container or bag that has the following information: the name and address of the person who took the animal, total number and species of wild animals taken, the date the wild animals were taken, and the signature of the person who killed the animal. You cannot transport a harvested wild animal for another person, which is in excess of your bag limit, unless the animal is tagged as described above. You may carry the carcass of a wild animal for another person while in the field or transporting from the field as long as the person who killed the animal is present with you. When transporting pheasant, the head and head plumage of the bird must remain attached until processing.

Legal Hunting Hours

Turkey: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset (hours may be different on state-owned property – see page 32). Deer: One-half hour before sunrise to onehalf hour after sunset. Furbearer: Hunting/Running: noon of first day to noon of last day. Trapping: 8 a.m. of first day to noon of last day.

Deer-Vehicle Collisions

If a deer dies after a collision with a motor vehicle, an Indiana Conservation Officer or other law enforcement officer, DNR property manager, assistant property manager or district wildlife biologist may issue a permit to an individual to possess the deer. If a deer is found dead from another cause, an Indiana Conservation Officer or person designated by an Indiana Conservation Officer may issue a permit to possess the deer.

Trespassing

It is illegal to hunt, trap, chase or retrieve game on private land without the consent of the landowner or tenant. Always ask permission before entering private property. A sample private landowner permission form is on page 26.

Hunting from a Vehicle or Boat

Mammals and birds may not be taken or chased from, by the use of, or with the aid of any motor-driven conveyance (including boats), except: • By an individual authorized to hunt from a stationary vehicle with a Persons with Disabilities Hunting Permit. • To check traps that are lawfully set and maintained. • To hunt waterfowl from a motorboat if the boat is beached, resting at anchor, tied to a stationary object, or otherwise without motion except as provided by wind, water current or hand-operated oars or paddles. It is illegal to hunt furbearers from any boat. It is illegal to ride an off-road vehicle with a loaded firearm (unless it’s a handgun and on private property in accordance with Indiana Code 14-16-1-23). Except for handguns carried while on private property, the firearm must also be encased or made inoperative with a trigger lock while transported on an off-road vehicle.

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It is illegal to kill or cripple any wild animal without making a reasonable effort to retrieve the animal to include in your daily bag limit. It is illegal, however, to enter private property

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HUNTING REGULATIONS

Hunter Orange Requirements

To meet fluorescent orange (or “hunter orange�) clothing requirements, hunters must wear as an outer garment exposed at all times one or more of the following articles that are solid fluorescent orange in color: vest, coat, jacket, coveralls, hat or cap. Minimal logos or patches are allowed. Camouflage-patterned fluorescent orange garments do not satisfy the requirement. Fluorescent orange must be worn when hunting: Deer (See page 19) Rabbit Pheasant Ruffed grouse

Quail Turkey (when fall turkey overlaps a deer firearms season. See page 33 for details)

without permission to retrieve downed game. Before hunting, individuals must make sure they have permission to track game on land adjoining their hunting area.

Handguns

While hunting, an individual may carry a handgun without a handgun license in accordance with Indiana Code 35-47-2-1 at IN.gov/legislative.

Woodcock Squirrel (Nov. 8, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014)

Magazine Plugs

When hunting for migratory game birds and waterfowl (i.e., doves, ducks, geese, woodcock, etc.), it is illegal to use a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells, unless it is plugged with a one-piece filler that is incapable of being removed without disassembling the gun (See pages 28-29). There are no restrictions on magazine capacity for hunting of any other species.

Shooting Across Roads or Waters

It is illegal to hunt, shoot at or kill any animal or to shoot at any object from within, into, upon or across any public road. It is illegal to shoot across a body of water, except in the lawful pursuit of wildlife.

Laser Sights

Laser sights are legal for all hunting.

Harassment of Hunters, Trappers

It is illegal to intentionally interfere with the legal taking of a game animal by another person on public land, or on private land without permission of the landowner.

Selling of Wild Game

Protected or regulated wild animals, live, dead, or the meat there from, cannot be sold, traded or bartered. (Exceptions: lawfully taken furbearers, squirrel tails, deer hides, antlers, hooves, and cured gamebird feathers may be sold).

DNR, Federal Property Rules

Hunting and trapping regulations may vary on some state or federal properties. Please check with the property manager for current regulations before hunting or trapping on state or federal areas.

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A violation of a fish and wildlife law or regulation is a Class C misdemeanor. Any person who takes a deer or wild turkey in violation of any regulation will be penalized $500 in addition to any other penalty under the law and can be charged with a Class B misdemeanor or Class A misdemeanor (with a prior conviction). Equipment such as guns and vehicles used in violation of fish and wildlife laws may be seized for evidence and, upon conviction, confiscated at the discretion of the court.


DEER Deer Regulations License Requirements

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Unless exempt (see page 4), an individual must have a signed deer hunting, resident youth hunt/trap, lifetime comprehensive hunting, lifetime comprehensive hunting/fishing license. See the table on page 23 for a summary of deer seasons, licenses, bag limits and equipment requirements. • Archery Season: an archery, deer license bundle, bonus antlerless, resident youth hunt/trap, lifetime comprehensive hunting, or lifetime comprehensive hunting/fishing license is required. To use a crossbow during the archery season, an individual must have a crossbow license, deer license bundle, bonus antlerless, resident youth hunt/trap, lifetime comprehensive hunting, or lifetime comprehensive hunting/fishing license. • Firearms Season: a deer firearms, deer license bundle, bonus antlerless, resident youth hunt/ trap, lifetime comprehensive hunting, or lifetime comprehensive hunting/fishing license is required. (Note: a muzzleloader license is not valid during the deer firearms season). • Muzzleloader Season: a muzzleloader, deer license bundle, bonus antlerless, resident youth hunt/trap, lifetime comprehensive hunting, or lifetime comprehensive hunting/fishing license is required. (Note: a firearms license is not valid during the deer muzzleloader season).

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The deer license bundle is valid for all deer seasons except for the Urban Deer Zone Season. The deer license bundle allows an individual to harvest up to one antlered deer and two antlerless deer or three antlerless deer with only one license privilege. An antlered deer harvested with the deer license bundle counts towards an individual’s one antlered deer limit for statewide seasons. Antlerless deer harvested with the bundle can count toward the statewide archery bag limit, the statewide muzzleloader bag limit, or towards the bonus antlerless county quota depending on what season the deer were taken and that season’s limits. See bonus antlerless restriction on DNR properties on page 25.

Legal Hunting Hours

Legal hunting hours for all deer seasons are from one-half hour before sunrise to onehalf hour after sunset.

Hunter Orange Requirements

Hunters, including those using archery equipment, must meet hunter orange requirements while hunting for deer during firearms (Nov. 16 - Dec. 1, 2013), muzzleloader (Dec. 7 - 22, 2013) and special antlerless firearm (Dec. 26, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014) seasons. Hunter orange must be worn during the special youth deer season (Sept. 28 and 29, 2013). * See page 18 for a description of hunter orange requirements.

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DEER An occupied ground blind must display hunter orange of at least 144 square inches on each side so that it is visible from any direction while deer hunting during any deer season in which a hunter is already required to wear hunter orange. Hunter orange is required only on ground blinds constructed of manmade or synthetic materials and placed on or within 4 feet of the ground that conceal a hunter so the hunter orange is not visible from one or more directions and is required on public and private land. A flag placed on top of a blind does not satisfy this hunter orange requirement.

Party Hunting

Party hunting is illegal. In a party hunting arrangement, a hunter not only shoots to fill his/ her license but also shoots additional deer to fill the licenses of other hunting party members.

Spotlighting

It is illegal to shine a spotlight, searchlight or other artificial light for the purpose of taking, attempting to take or assisting another person to take a deer, or to shine such a light while in possession of a firearm, bow or crossbow. It also is illegal for a person to deliberately cast a spotlight or other artificial light from a motor vehicle if in possession of a firearm, bow and arrow or crossbow.

Infrared Sensors/Electronic Calls

The use of infrared sensors or electronic deer calls to locate or take deer is illegal.

It is also illegal to hunt or to retrieve deer with the aid of an infrared sensor or to hunt deer while possessing an electronic deer call.

Antlered Deer

An antlered deer must have at least one antler that is at least 3 inches long.

Urban Deer Zones

Tree Stands

Tree stands may be used for hunting deer during all deer hunting seasons. It is illegal to erect or hunt from a permanent tree blind on state-owned or state-leased lands. Portable tree stands may be used on state-owned or state-leased lands, U.S. Forest Service lands and lands of the Muscatatuck, Patoka River and Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuges and may be left overnight only between Sept. 1 and Jan. 10. Exception: At Kingsbury FWA, no stands may be placed until noon, Sept. 1. A fastener used in conjunction with a tree stand and a tree or pole climber that penetrates a tree more than ½ inch is prohibited on these lands. A tree stand placed on public land must be legibly marked in English with the owner’s name, address and telephone number.

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is intended for the animal to eat. An area is considered to be baited for 10 days after the removal of the bait and any affected soil. Dogs may be used while on a leash only to track or trail wounded deer. Artificial deer decoys are legal for deer hunting.

It is illegal to use bait, salt, snares, dogs or other domesticated animals to take deer. Bait is considered any product that is transported into a hunting area and placed there for animal consumption. Baits can be in the form of salt, mineral blocks, prepared solid or liquid, or piles of apples or other food that

Urban deer zones give archery hunters opportunities to harvest deer in defined urban deer zones, in addition to statewide bag limits. The urban deer zone season is Sept. 15, 2013 through Jan. 31, 2014. The bag limit for the urban zones is four antlerless deer, or three antlerless and one deer of either sex within an urban zone. Individuals hunting in a designated urban deer zone who are attempting to satisfy the urban deer zone bag limit must harvest an antlerless deer before harvesting an antlered deer (a.k.a. earn-a-buck). The earn-a-buck requirement only applies to the urban deer zone bag limit. The urban deer zone bag limit is in addition to all other bag limits. (See page 23 for deer bag limits) An urban deer zone license has been established to replace previous requirements to possess a regular archery, extra archery or bonus antlerless license. The urban deer zone license allows an individual to harvest one deer per license in a defined urban deer zone. Hunters attempting to satisfy the urban deer zone bag limits must have an urban deer zone, resident youth hunt/trap, lifetime comprehensive hunting, or lifetime comprehensive hunting/fishing license, or meet a license exemption.

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The provision does not override any local ordinances restricting shooting of firearms and bows. Hunters must obtain permission from landowners to hunt on their property. (For a private land permission form, see page 26.) An urban deer zone license is needed for each deer taken. Urban deer zone licenses are already included in the resident youth hunt/trap, lifetime comprehensive hunting, and lifetime comprehensive hunting/fishing licenses. Urban deer zone licenses are not permitted on Division of Fish and Wildlife managed properties. The urban deer zones are as follows: • Indianapolis – all of Marion County, Hendricks County east of State Road 267; southeast portion of Boone County bounded by State Road 267, Interstate 65, State Road 32; and the portion of Hamilton County south of State Road 32. • Fort Wayne – the portion of Allen County lying within the bounds of Interstate 69 and Interstate 469. • Vanderburgh County. • Lafayette – the portion of Tippecanoe County north of State Road 28 • Lake County. • Porter County. • Michigan City – the portion of LaPorte County north of Interstate 94.

• Warsaw – the portion of Kosciusko County within the corporate limits of Warsaw.

Youth Deer Season

Youth deer hunting season is Sept. 28 and 29, 2013. Youth age 17 or younger on the date of the hunt, and accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years of age, can take the number of antlerless deer allowed by the bonus county quota for the county in which they are hunting. The youth may also take an antlered deer, but an antlered deer harvested during the youth deer season counts towards the statewide bag limit of one antlered deer. The youth hunter must possess a valid license to hunt deer (see page 19) while in the field, unless exempt from needing a license. The adult accompanying the youth hunter must possess a valid hunting license of any type that is not an apprentice license. The youth hunter must comply with all deer hunting regulations, including tagging the deer and checking it in to a deer check station or online with the CheckIN Game system (see page 12 & 38) within 48 hours of the take. The youth hunter and accompanying adult must wear hunter orange. The youth hunter may use a legal firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow to take a deer. The accompanying adult cannot take a deer and may not possess a firearm, muzzleloader, bow and arrow or crossbow while in the field with the youth hunter.

Deer Tagging and Checking

Immediately upon killing a deer, the hunter must complete a temporary tag on paper that states the hunter’s name, address, sex of the deer, license number (if applicable) of the individual 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 unless the completed temporary transportation tag is attached. The tag must be attached to the deer before the hunter leaves the deer or loads the deer in a vehicle. The person who takes the deer is responsible for the delivery of the deer to an official deer check station within 48 hours of the kill, or use the CheckIN Game online system to obtain a confirmation number within 48 hours of the kill. The CheckIN Game confirmation number must be written down on the temporary transportation tag and kept with the deer until processing begins. For a complete listing of check stations, see pages 38 to 43 of this guide or go to hunting.IN.gov. The deer head must remain attached to the carcass until the tag is attached and locked at the deer check station. If the deer is taken to a check station, a permanent seal must be attached to the carcass. The permanent seal must remain attached until processing of the deer begins.


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Carcasses of deer and other wild animals that are lawfully taken should not be dumped in streams or other bodies of water or left out in the open for scavengers and others to see. Dumping dead deer and other wild animals in a waterway is considered littering and is a criminal offense punishable by a fine. Rotting carcasses in a waterway can also affect water quality for those downstream.

Hunting Equipment Legal Firearms

Shotguns, handguns, rifles with legal cartridges, muzzleloading long guns and muzzleloading handguns are legal during the firearms and special antlerless seasons. Only muzzleloading firearms are legal during the muzzleloader season. Hunters may carry more than one type of legal firearm when hunting during the firearms and special antlerless seasons only. Shotguns must be 10-, 12-, 16- or 20-gauge or .410 bore loaded with slugs or saboted bullets. Rifled slug barrels are permitted. Combination rifle-shotguns are not allowed. Muzzleloading firearms must be .44 caliber or larger, loaded with a single bullet of at least .357 caliber. Saboted bullets are allowed, provided the bullet is .357 caliber or larger. A muzzleloading firearm must be capable of being loaded from only the muzzle. Multiplebarrel muzzleloading long guns are allowed. Rifles with cartridges that fire a bullet of .357-inch diameter or larger; have a minimum case length of 1.16 inches; and have a maximum case length of 1.8 inches are legal to use only during the deer firearms and special antlerless seasons. Some cartridges legal for deer hunting include the .357 Magnum, .38-.40 Winchester, .41 Magnum, .41 Special, .44 Magnum, .44 Special, .44-.40 Winchester, .45 Colt, .454 Casull, .458 SOCOM, .475 Linebaugh, .480 Ruger, .50 Action Express, .500 S&W, .460 Smith & Wesson, .450 Bushmaster, and .50 Beowulf. Handguns, other than muzzleloading, must have a barrel at least 4 inches long and must fire a bullet of .243-inch diameter or larger. The handgun cartridge case, without the bullet, must be at least 1.16 inches long. Full metal-jacketed bullets are not permitted. The handgun must not be a rifle that has a barrel less than 18 inches or be designed or redesigned to be fired from the shoulder. Handguns are not permitted on any military areas. Some handgun cartridges that are legal for deer hunting include .357 Magnum, .41 Magnum, .44 Magnum, .44 Special, .45 Colt, .45 Long Colt, .45 Winchester Magnum, .35 Remington and .357 Herrett. Some handgun cartridges that are illegal for deer hunting are .38 Special, .38 Smith and Wesson, .38 Colt New Police, .38/200, .38 Long Colt, .38 Super, .38 ACP, .38 Colt Auto, .45 ACP, .45 Automatic and .45 Auto Rim. All .25/.20, .32/.20 and .30 carbine ammunition is prohibited.

Muzzleloading handguns are allowed. The muzzleloading handgun must be single shot, .50 caliber or larger, loaded with bullets at least .44 caliber and have a barrel at least 12 inches long, measured from the base of the breech plug excluding tangs and other projections to the end of the barrel, including the muzzle crown.

Carrying Handguns

An individual may carry a handgun while hunting without a license to carry a handgun in accordance with Indiana Code 35-47-2-1 at IN.gov/legislative. It is not legal to take a deer with a handgun except during the firearms, special antlerless, and muzzleloader seasons and in compliance with DNR regulations.

Legal Archery Equipment

Legal equipment includes long bows, compound bows or recurve bows and arrows. The bow must have a pull of at least 35 pounds. Arrows must be tipped with broadheads that are metal, metal-edged, or napped flint, chert or obsidian. Poisoned or exploding arrows are illegal. Bows drawn, held or released by means other than by hand or hand-held releases may not be used. No portion of the bow’s riser or any track, trough, channel, arrow rest or other device that attaches to the bow’s riser can guide the arrow from a point back beyond the bow’s brace height. The common overdraw is still allowed as long as it does not extend beyond the string when the bow is relaxed. Crossbows are legal hunting equipment during the archery deer season and urban deer zone season. A crossbow means a device for propelling an arrow by means of traverse limbs mounted on a stock and a string and having a working safety that may be drawn, held, and released by a mechanical device. It has to have a mechanical safety and at least 125 lbs pull.

Archer Survey

Since the early 1990s, bowhunters have teamed with DNR biologists to record wildlife observations during the archery deer season. This annual tally of wildlife sightings is a valuable way to monitor many species across the state. If you plan to bowhunt for deer between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15 and would like to participate in the survey, please send your name and address to: Archer Survey Division of Fish & Wildlife 5596 E State Road 46 Bloomington, IN 47401. The deadline to register is Sept. 15, 2013. If you’ve previously participated, there is no need to resend your contact information.

Deer Hotline

If you have questions about deer hunting regulations, call (812) 334-3795, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is not a toll-free call. See DNR.IN.gov/fishwild/7389.htm for Deer Hunting FAQs.

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DEER DISEASE INFORMATION Deer Tuberculosis Monitoring

Due to the spread of tuberculosis in deer in Michigan and Minnesota, and the discovery of bovine TB in captive cervid facilities and a cattle farm in Indiana, the Indiana DNR and Board of Animal Health (BOAH) are monitoring Indiana’s deer herd for signs of the disease. No wild white-tailed deer have tested positive for bovine TB in Indiana. You can help with this effort to protect Indiana’s domestic and wild animal populations by helping to verify that Hoosier deer continue to be disease free. The following procedures are intended to provide guidance in the event you harvest a deer that you suspect might be diseased.

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Inspect your deer 1. While field dressing a deer, look for white, tan or red blister-like or pus-filled, abscesslike sores (lesions) on internal organs or inside of the carcass. Lesions may be found on the lungs, inside the rib cage, the liver, the lymph nodes or occasionally other organs inside the carcass. In the unlikely event you see lesions, exercise caution in handling the animal. 2. Do not proceed with further processing until the carcass is examined by a State BOAH veterinarian. Refrigerate (or ice down) the carcass if possible. 3. Keep the animal, including the head, intact until examined. To contact a BOAH veterinarian, call (877) 747-3038 (toll free). This number is answered 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages left on weekends or holidays will be returned as soon as possible. A BOAH veterinarian will advise, free-ofcharge, about the appropriate use of the animal and may collect tissue samples for further testing. Reporting any suspicious lesion helps protect the health status of Indiana’s whitetailed deer resource. If a veterinarian asks a hunter to submit a deer for further testing, the DNR will replace the hunter’s permanent/temporary deer tag to revalidate an existing license. After field dressing or handling any carcass or other raw meat, wash your hands with soap and water. Hand washing removes diseasecausing bacteria, including tuberculosis. This practice should always be followed, even if the animal appears healthy. For more information on Indiana’s deer TB monitoring program, contact BOAH: Toll-free phone: (877) 747-3038 E-mail: animalhealth@boah.IN.gov Web page: IN.gov/boah

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Chronic Wasting Disease and Out-of-State Deer, Elk and Moose

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a neurological disease found in deer, elk, and moose. It belongs to a group of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) or prion diseases. CWD is always fatal, and is spread through direct (animal to animal contact) and indirect (soil to animal) means. It is thought that the most common mode of transmission is through saliva or urine. Although CWD is similar to mad cow disease in cattle and scrapie in sheep, there is no known relationship between CWD and other

TSEs found in humans. There is currently no evidence that CWD is transmissible to humans, though it is not recommended to consume meat from a deer that is known CWD positive. As of 2012, CWD has not been found in Indiana. Because CWD has been transmitted in experiments where healthy deer were exposed to skeletons of infected deer, bringing into Indiana the carcasses and/or parts of deer and other cervids harvested out-of-state is strictly limited by BOAH. Only the following may be brought into Indiana: • Commercially processed meat, which may contain bone • Carcasses or parts of carcasses if no portion of the head, spinal cord or small intestine are attached or otherwise included • Carcasses or parts of carcasses that include the head, spinal cord or small intestine, if they are delivered within 72 hours after entry to one of the following: ‒‒ A meat processor inspected by BOAH for processing ‒‒ A commercial deer processor registered with the DNR for processing ‒‒ A taxidermist licensed by the DNR • Antlers, including antlers attached to skull caps, if the skull cap is cleaned of all brain and muscle tissue • Hides • Upper canine teeth, also known as “buglers,” “whistlers,” or “ivories” • Finished taxidermist mounts A person licensed as a disposal plant or collection service under state law (Indiana Code 15-2.1-16) may move carcasses and parts into the state if the carcasses and parts are moved directly to a licensed disposal plant. For up-to-date information on CWD and the state’s prevention and monitoring program visit wildlife.IN.gov.

Wild Hogs

Populations of wild (or feral, free-ranging) swine have been a problem in pockets around the state. In addition to being a disease/predatory threat to Indiana livestock and poultry production, they are known to cause damage to crops and native plants and are detrimental to native wildlife and habitats. A person can take a wild hog at anytime without a permit from the DNR. Permission must be obtained from the landowner. As part of a risk assessment program, BOAH asks hunters who spot or take a wild hog to report the animal to the agency. Reports help BOAH and DNR determine if additional census, disease monitoring and/or control steps are necessary. Anyone who sees or takes a wild hog should call BOAH at (877) 747-3038 or email animalhealth@boah.IN.gov to report the approximate location, number, sex and estimated size of the animal(s).

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The fundamental approach to controlling white-tailed deer populations is to harvest female deer. Hunters have the opportunity to help in this management effort by participating in the bonus antlerless program. In addition to the basic bag limits, hunters can purchase bonus licenses to take additional antlerless deer. Bonus antlerless licenses can be used in any season, using the equipment that is legal for that season. One antlerless deer may be taken per bonus anterless license. Antlerless deer harvested with a deer license bundle (see page 19) also count toward the bonus antlerless quota. Bonus licenses may be used in any county, but you may not take more than the county quota for bonus antlerless deer in any specific county. The map on the right indicates county quotas for bonus antlerless deer. County quotas range from A to 8. For counties designated as an “A”, a bonus antlerless license can be used to take one antlerless deer from Nov. 28 through Jan. 5 (muzzleloader and archery season). Bonus antlerless licenses cannot be used in an “A” county prior to Nov. 28. There is no statewide bonus antlerless limit. You may take as many bonus antlerless deer as you desire as long as the county bonus antlerless bag limits and other deer regulations are followed. Read more about bonus antlerless licenses on page 10.

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Bonus Antlerless License Restrictions and Youth Deer Season Bag Limit on DNR Property Many Indiana DNR properties (e.g., fish and wildlife areas, state forests, recreation areas, reservoirs, wetland conservation areas, etc.) restrict the use of bonus antlerless licenses. These areas receive sufficient hunting pressure to keep deer populations in check and do not require additional harvest of deer. Contact the property manager where you plan to hunt for information.

Youth Deer Season Bag Limit Restrictions on DNR Properties

The following properties only allow one antlered deer and one antlerless deer to be taken by a youth hunter during the special youth deer season (Sept. 28 & 29, 2013): • • • • • • • • • •

Anspaugh WCA Atterbury FWA Badal Trust Area Blue Grass FWA Cedar Swamp WCA Chinook FWA Crosley FWA Curtis WCA Deer Creek FWA Deniston Resource Area • Durham Lake WCA

• Eagle Lake WCA • Fairbanks Landing FWA • Francis Slocum State Forest • Glendale FWA • Goose Lake WCA • Goose Pond FWA • Greene-Sullivan State Forest • Hillenbrand FWA • Hovey Lake FWA • Hufford Trust Area

• Interlake State Recreation Area • Jasper-Pulaski FWA • Jimmerson WCA • Kankakee FWA • Kingsbury FWA • LaSalle FWA • Mallard Roost WCA • Manitou Island WCA • Maxincuckee WCA • Marsh Lake WCA • Mendenhall WCA

• Menominee WCA • Minnehaha FWA • Mississinewa Lake (including all adjacent lands administered by the department of natural resources) • Patoka Lake, except east of State Road 145 (in Orange County and Crawford County) and south of State Road 164 (in Dubois County and Crawford County)

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Outside of the Special Youth Deer Season, the bonus antlerless license may be used only during the Special Antlerless Firearms Season from Dec. 26, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014 and only one antlerless deer may be taken during this special season on the following properties: • • • • • •

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Permission to hunt of private land form

Permission To Hunt On Private Land Form TO BE RETAINED BY THE HUNTER

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Cottontail rabbit season is from Nov. 8, 2013 to Feb. 15, 2014. Rabbits may be hunted from Oct. 1, 2013 to Jan. 31, 2014 on Atterbury, Blue Grass, Chinook, Crosley, Deer Creek (through reserved hunts), Fairbanks Landing, Glendale, Hillenbrand, Hovey Lake, Jasper-Pulaski, J. E. Roush Lake, Kankakee, Kingsbury, LaSalle, Minnehaha, Sugar Ridge, Splinter Ridge, Pigeon River, Tri-County, Wabashiki, Wilbur Wright, Willow Slough and Winamac fish and wildlife areas and Brookville, Hardy, Mississinewa, Monroe, Patoka, and Salamonie lakes. It is illegal to remove a rabbit from a hole, den or tree hollow with the aid of a ferret or other small animal or other means. Hunter orange clothing requirements must be met while hunting rabbits (see page 18). It is illegal to hunt, take or possess swamp rabbits, which are an endangered species in Indiana. Rabbits can be chased with a dog yearround with a hunting license.

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Wild Turkey

Turkey and Game Bird Habitat Stamp

Mourning Dove

Hunting, HIP Validation Number and Game Bird Habitat Stamp

Migratory Birds

Gray and fox squirrels may be taken with any equipment and ammunition during squirrel hunting season. Hunter orange clothing requirements (see page 18) must be met while hunting squirrels from Nov. 8, 2013 through Jan. 31, 2014. Squirrels can be hunted from a boat that is not under power from a motor. Hunter orange clothing is not required while hunting squirrels from a boat. Shooting into or disturbing leaf nests or squirrel dens is illegal at all times. It is illegal to hunt flying squirrels, which are a protected species in Indiana. They cannot be possessed without a special permit. Gray and fox squirrels can be chased with dogs year-round with a hunting license.

Reptile/Amphibian

RESIDENT LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIANA HUNTING AND TRAPPING SEASONS

Waterfowl (Duck and Goose)

Hunting, Indiana Waterfowl Stamp, HIP Validation Number and, if you are 16 or older, a Federal Duck Stamp.

Mourning Dove

Hunting, HIP Validation Number and Game Bird Habitat Stamp

Woodcock

Hunting, HIP Validation Number

Deer (See table on page 23). Orange Text – Hunter Orange is required for the entire season (see page 18). * Hunter Orange is required from Nov. 8 through Jan. 31, 2014.

REPTILE/AMPHIBIAN SEASONS AND LIMITS Species Game turtles

All reptiles and amphibians native to Indiana are regulated species. Species of frogs, lizards, salamanders, snakes, toads, or turtles on the state- or federal-endangered species list may not be taken at any time. Box turtles are protected and cannot be collected from the wild at any time. A license is required to take a reptile or amphibian from the wild (see table at right). License holders must obey season dates and bag limits, and use legal methods. An individual with a valid hunting or fishing license may take game frog and turtle species from a DNR property where hunting or fishing is authorized. Other species of reptiles and amphibians may not be taken from any DNR property (see DNR.IN.gov/fishwild/3328.htm). The daily bag limit is 25 for game species and two for other non-endangered species. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. The Eastern box turtle is protected and may not be collected from the wild. No more

Season

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25*

50*

common snapping turtle smooth softshell turtle spiny softshell turtle

Restrictions

Turtle traps may be used but may not have an opening below the water surface.

Game frogs

bullfrog and green frog

Restrictions

Frogs may be taken with gig or spear with a head not more than three inches in width and a single row of tines, long bow and arrow,club, hands alone or pole or hand line with not more than one hook or artificial lure attached. Firearms used for frog hunting are restricted to a .22-caliber firearm loaded with bird shot only.

Jun. 15April 30

25*

50*

* Singly or in aggregate, which means the catch limit includes any combination of the species.

than four per non-endangered species and 50 game frogs or 50 game turtles may be retained alive in captivity, unless they are possessed under a special permit issued by the DNR. Collected species may not be sold. Only legally collected amphibians or reptiles held for fewer than 30 days may be released at their original capture site if they have never been housed

with another animal. Indiana residents older than 17 must possess a valid hunting or fishing license while collecting species of reptiles and amphibians from the wild. All nonresident adults and nonresident youth must possess a nonresident annual hunting license while collecting reptiles and amphibians from the wild.

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WATERFOWL/ MIGRATORY BIRDS Migratory game birds include rails, doves, moorhens, woodcock, snipe, ducks and geese. Migratory game bird and waterfowl hunting dates are set by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with Indiana and other states. Dates are usually available mid- to late-August. Check DNR.IN.gov/fishwild/2713.htm for updates to migratory bird season dates.

State/Federal Regulation Reminders

• In order to hunt ducks and geese in Indiana, all individuals must have an Indiana hunting license, an Indiana waterfowl stamp privilege and a free Harvest Information Program (HIP) validation number. Commemorative (traditional) waterfowl stamps do not convey hunting privileges. Additionally, all persons 16 years or older must have a signed Federal duck stamp to hunt waterfowl. Federal duck stamps are available at most post offices and online at www.fws.gov/duckstamps. State waterfowl stamp privileges are available from hunting and fishing license vendors and online at IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov. • Indiana enforces all federal migratory bird laws. Violating any provision of a state law regarding federally protected migratory birds is also a violation of federal law.

• Migratory game birds may be hunted from a motorboat provided it is beached, resting at anchor, tied to a stationary object, or without motion other than that imparted by wind and current acting upon the hull, or due to hand-operated oars or paddles. • Hunters may retrieve dead or injured birds by hand or from a motorboat under power but may NOT shoot from a boat under power or in motion due to motor power. • Migratory game birds in a hunter’s possession must have one fully feathered wing or head attached to the carcass for identification when the hunter is in the field or traveling from the field to home. • All migratory game birds killed or crippled shall be retrieved, if possible, and retained in the custody of the hunter in the field. • No person shall give, put or leave any migratory game birds at any place or in the custody of another person unless the birds are tagged by the hunter with the following information: ‒‒ The hunter’s signature. ‒‒ The hunter’s address. ‒‒ The total number of birds involved, by species. ‒‒ The dates such birds were killed. • No person or business shall receive or have in custody any migratory game birds be-

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longing to another person unless such birds are properly tagged.

Harvest Information Program (HIP)

HIP is a joint effort of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state wildlife agencies. The program is designed to improve harvest estimates for migratory game birds nationwide. Once harvest information is gathered, the information is used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and states to ensure decisions regarding migratory game bird hunting seasons are based on sound scientific evidence. All hunters in Indiana, including those exempt from purchasing a license, must register with the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) before hunting coots, doves, ducks, mergansers, gallinules, geese, snipe, sora rails or woodcock. Hunters must register at hunting.IN.gov or by calling (866) 671-4499 and providing the information requested. At the end of the registration, the hunter is given a validation number to record on his or her license. This number is valid from the date of registration through the close of the last current migratory bird hunting season. Lifetime license holders and those exempt from Indiana license and stamp requirements must also register with HIP.


Hunters need to register for HIP only once each season, not each time they hunt; however, hunters must register in each state in which they hunt. In addition to providing name and address, hunters are asked questions designed to identify which species they hunted last year and, in some cases, the number of birds they harvested.

Non-Toxic Shot

Hunters are required to use approved nontoxic shot while hunting all waterfowl. Hunters are also required to use non-toxic shot to hunt mourning doves on all DNR properties. Non-toxic shot currently approved for use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are: bismuth-tin iron (steel) iron-tungsten iron-tungsten-nickel tungsten-bronze tungsten-iron-copper-nickel tungsten-iron-polymer tungsten-matrix tungsten-polymer tungsten-tin-bismuth tungsten-tin-iron tungsten-tin-iron-nickel Copper-plated, zinc chromate-plated, zinc chloride-plated and nickel-plated steel shot is approved as long as the plating represents less than 1 percent of the shot’s weight. Lead shot plated with copper, nickel or other material does not qualify. It is illegal to possess shells loaded with anything other than approved non-toxic shot while hunting ducks, geese and coots anywhere in the state. The use of lead shot for hunting waterfowl was banned nationwide in 1991.

Waterfowl Hunting on State Areas

Hunters can apply for reserved waterfowl hunts by completing the reserved waterfowl hunt application online at hunting.IN.gov. For more information concerning waterfowl hunting on state-owned properties, contact the property (see page 45 for phone number).

Restrictions

No person shall take migratory game birds: • With a trap, snare, net, rifle, pistol, swivel gun, shotgun larger than 10 gauge, punt gun, battery gun, machine gun, fish hook, poison, drug, explosive or stupefying substance. • With a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells, unless it is plugged with a one-piece filler that is incapable of being removed without disassembling the gun. • From a sink box (a low, floating device, having a depression affording the hunter a means of concealment beneath the surface of the water). • From or with the aid or use of a car or other motor-driven land vehicle, or any aircraft, except that paraplegics and single or double amputees of the legs may hunt from any stationary motor vehicle or stationary motor-driven land vehicle. • By the use or aid of live decoys. All tame or captive live ducks and geese shall be removed for a period of 10 consecutive days prior to hunting, and confined within an enclosure that substantially reduces the audibility of their calls and totally conceals such tame birds from the sight of migratory waterfowl. • By driving, rallying or chasing birds with any motorized vehicle or any sail boat to put them in the range of the hunters.

• By the aid of baiting, or on or over any baited area, if the person knows or reasonably should know that the area is baited. Baiting includes the placing of corn, wheat or other grain, salt, or other feed to serve as a lure or attraction for migratory game birds to, on, or over areas where hunters are attempting to take them. It is a separate offense to place or direct placement of bait on or adjacent to an area for the purpose of causing or allowing hunters to take or attempt to take birds by the aid of bait or over a baited area. A baited area is considered to be baited for 10 days after complete removal of any bait. The maximum federal penalties are: for hunting over bait: $15,000/6 months jail; placing bait: $100,000/1 year jail. For more information on baiting: ‒‒ Dove Hunting and Baiting ‒‒ Waterfowl Hunting and Baiting • By the use of recorded or electrically amplified bird calls or sounds, or imitations of recorded or electrically amplified bird calls or sounds.

Shooting Hours

Visit www.eregulations.com/indiana/ hunting/waterfowl-migratory-birds for more information.

Ohio River Regulations

Visit www.eregulations.com/indiana/ hunting/waterfowl-migratory-birds for more information.

Report Bird Bands

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GAME BIRDS Pheasant

Pheasant season is from Nov. 8 to Dec. 22, 2013. A valid hunting license and Indiana game bird habitat stamp privilege are required to hunt pheasants. Hunter orange clothing requirements (see page 18) must be met while hunting pheasants. The daily bag limit for pheasants is two male (cock) pheasants. It is illegal to shoot female pheasants (hens), except during put-and-take hunts in designated areas. If you take a pheasant, you must leave the head and head plumage attached while you are transporting the bird. There are no equipment or ammunition restrictions for pheasant hunting. A 12- or 20-gauge shotgun loaded with 4- to 6-size shot is recommended.

Put-and-Take

Pheasants are released for put-and-take hunting on Atterbury, Glendale, J. E. Roush Lake, Pigeon River (west of State Road 3), Tri-County, Willow Slough and Winamac FWAs. The cost for put-andtake hunts is $25 per person and the bag limit is two birds. A hunter filling his/her limit in the put-and-take hunt may not take any more pheasants that day. Hunters can reserve put-and-take pheasant hunts online from Sept. 1 until midnight

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on Nov. 30 at hunting.IN.gov. Hunts are no longer available first-come, first-served at the property. Hunters can select the date, property, and area for their hunt. Pheasant hunting season is extended on Atterbury and Glendale until Jan. 15. The bag limit for put-and-take pheasant hunting is two birds of either sex.

Game Bird Area Pheasant

The Division of Fish and Wildlife conducts special reserved pheasant hunts on game bird habitat areas in northern Indiana (Benton, Newton and White counties). Hunters can apply online at hunting.IN.gov.

Quail

Quail hunting is divided into two regions – north and south. State Road 26 is the dividing line. The north region season is from Nov. 8 to Dec. 22, 2013. The south region season is from Nov. 8, 2013 to Jan. 15, 2014. A valid hunting license and an Indiana game bird habitat stamp privilege are required to hunt quail in Indiana. Hunter orange clothing requirements (see page 18) must be met while hunting quail. There are no equipment or ammunition restrictions for quail hunting. A 12- or 20-gauge shotgun loaded with 6- to 9-size shot is recommended.


Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed grouse season on public land is Oct. 1 to Nov. 15, 2013 and Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2013 on private land. Ruffed grouse may be hunted only in the following counties: Bartholomew Monroe Brown Morgan Clark Ohio Crawford Orange Jackson Owen Jefferson Perry Johnson Scott LaGrange Steuben Lawrence Switzerland Martin Washington Ruffed grouse may be hunted in these portions of the following counties: Dearborn (south of U.S. 50) Greene (east of U.S. 231) Jennings (south of U.S. 50) Putnam (south of U.S. 40) Ripley (south of U.S. 50) Pigeon River FWA area is closed to ruffed grouse hunting. A valid hunting license and game bird habitat stamp privilege are required, and hunter orange clothing requirements must be met. There are no equipment or ammunition restrictions for ruffed grouse hunting. A 12or 20-gauge shotgun loaded with 6- to 7½-size shot is recommended.

Other Wild Birds

English sparrows, European starlings and feral pigeons (except homing pigeons) may be killed at any time. Brown-headed cowbirds, common grackles, red-winged blackbirds, Brewer’s blackbirds and crows may be controlled without a permit when they are damaging trees or crops, or creating a public health hazard. All other nongame species of birds not otherwise covered in this regulation are protected by state or federal law and may not be killed except with a special permit.

Crow

Crow hunting season is July 1 through Aug. 15, 2013 and Dec. 13, 2013 through March 1, 2014. Crows may be taken outside of the hunting season only if they are damaging trees, crops, livestock or wildlife or creating a public health hazard. There are no restrictions on use of calls or decoys. You are not required to have a state stamp privilege or federal stamp. You may take crows with a bow and arrow, crossbow or firearm.

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WILD TURKEY License Requirements

To hunt wild turkey, a valid turkey hunting license and a valid game bird habitat stamp privilege are required. Those that have a lifetime comprehensive hunting, lifetime comprehensive hunting and fishing, or resident youth hunt/trap license can hunt turkey and do not need to purchase the game bird habitat stamp because it is included with those license types. A separate turkey hunting license is required when hunting during each turkey hunting season — one for the spring season and one for the fall season. Game bird habitat stamp privileges are good for both spring and fall seasons in the same calendar year. You can assist another hunter by calling only if you are licensed to hunt turkeys, regardless of whether or not you have harvested a turkey yourself.

Fall Wild Turkey Sex and Age Determination If no obvious leg spur:

If obvious leg spur, then bird is a male:

• use breast feathers to determine sex and wing tips to determine age (amount of barring and shape of 9th and 10th primary tips)

• adult male: 1/2 inch or longer

Black Tip

Gobbler Breast Feather

10th

9th

• juvenile male: less than 1/2 inch

Buff Tip

Downey Light-colored Tip

Hen Breast Feather

10th

Juvenile Breast Feather

9th 10th 9th

Season and Bag Limits

Spring - The spring season is April 23 through May 11, 2014. The bag limit is one bearded or male turkey for the spring season. Spring turkey hunting is allowed statewide. Fall - The bag and possession limit for the fall seasons is one bird of either sex, regardless of hunting equipment used or what portion of the season. Fall archery season is statewide. Fall firearm season has specific dates for specific counties (see below or map on page 33). • Fall archery (including crossbows): Statewide from Oct. 1–27, 2013 and Dec. 7, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014. • Fall firearm: Oct. 16–20 in the following counties only: ‒‒ DeKalb, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben. • Fall firearm: Oct. 16–27 in the following counties only: ‒‒ Bartholomew, Brown, Clark, Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Dubois, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Gibson, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Ripley, Scott, Spencer, Sullivan, Switzerland, Union, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren, Warrick, Washington.

Youth Season

Youth age 17 years or younger can hunt wild turkeys during a special season on April 19 and 20, 2014. The youth hunter may use any legal shotgun, bow and arrow, or crossbow. The adult accompanying the youth hunter must be at least 18 years of age, must not possess a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow while in the field, and must possess a turkey hunting license and game bird habitat stamp if participating in the hunt (i.e. calling turkeys) unless otherwise exempt from license requirements by state law (see page 4). The youth hunter may take only one bearded or male wild turkey during spring, which includes both the youth and regular spring turkey seasons. The youth must be properly licensed to take a wild turkey and comply with all tagging and check-in requirements.

Legal Equipment

Turkeys can be hunted only with: • A 10-, 12-, 16- or 20-gauge shotgun loaded with pellets of size No. 4, 5, 6, 7 or 7½. Adult Tips Blunted or Rounded, Barring Complete

Juvenile Tips Pointed, Barring Incomplete

Primary Feathers of Adult Wild Turkey

Art by Dave Hamilton. Used by permission of MO DOC

• A muzzleloading shotgun not smaller than 20-gauge and not larger than 10-gauge, loaded with pellets of size No. 4, 5, 6, 7 or 7½. Combination loads using shot sizes other than these are illegal. • Bow and arrow • A crossbow

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Hunting Hours

Wild turkeys may be hunted only from onehalf hour before sunrise to sunset. All Fish and Wildlife Areas, Mississinewa and Salamonie lakes have spring season hunting hours one-half hour before sunrise until noon for properties on CDT and until 1 p.m. for properties on EDT. Call the property for additional information.

Tagging & Checking

Immediately upon killing a turkey, the hunter must complete a temporary transportation tag on paper stating the hunter’s full name, address, sex of the turkey, license number (if applicable), and the date the turkey was taken before transporting the turkey from the field. The hunter must register the turkey at an official check station (see pages 38-43) or online through the CheckIN Game system (www.CheckINgame.DNR.IN.gov or call 800-419-1326) within 48 hours of the kill. If the turkey is taken to a check station, a permanent seal will be given and must be fixed to the leg of the turkey. If the turkey is registered online through the CheckIN Game system, a confirmation number will be generated and must be recorded on the temporary transportation tag. For an online printable version of a temporary transportation tag, see www.IN.gov/dnr/ 16501 AlabamHun&Fish_qtrpg.ai 1 fishwild/files/turkeytag.pdf.

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FURBEARERS/ HUNTING FURBEARER HUNTING SEASONS Furbearers

Hunting Seasons

Red and Gray Fox

Oct. 15, 2013 – Feb. 28, 2014

Coyote and Striped Skunk

Oct. 15, 2013 – March 15, 2014

Raccoon and Opossum

Nov. 8, 2013 – Jan. 31, 2014

Dog Running (Raccoon and Opossum only)

Furbearer Hunting

A valid hunting license is needed to hunt coyote, gray fox, opossum, raccoon, red fox, and striped skunk. (See the chart above for season dates.) A continuously burning light that can be seen for at least 500 feet must be carried while pursuing furbearing animals between sunset and sunrise. It is illegal to: • Remove wild animals from any cavity or den; • To disturb the den or nest of any animal by shooting, digging, cutting or chipping; with the aid of smoke, fire, fumes, chemicals, ferret or other small animal; or with any device introduced into the hole where the animal is sheltered • To use or carry tree climbing or cutting equipment for the purpose of dislodging an animal from a tree.

Dog Running

The dog running season for raccoon and opossum extends from noon Feb. 1 through noon Oct. 25. A person needs a valid Indiana hunting license to chase wild animals with dogs. It is legal to hunt and chase foxes (Oct. 15 to Feb. 28), raccoons (Nov. 8 to Jan. 31), and coyotes (Oct. 15 to March 15) with dogs during the established hunting seasons. Youth that are younger than 13 years old; do not possess a bow, crossbow or firearm; and are accompanied by an individual who is at least 18 years of age and holds a valid license are exempt from needing a hunting license while chasing a wild animal during the dog running season.

Fox & Coyote Hunting

It is legal to hunt fox and coyote with the use of mouth- or hand-operated calls, or with the use of recorded calls. Spotlights may be used to take fox and coyote. There are no restrictions on hunting hours or firearms for hunting fox and coyote. It is illegal to hunt fox or coyote from a roadway or with the use of any motor-driven

Feb. 1, 2013 – Oct. 25, 2013 Feb. 1, 2014 – Oct. 25, 2014

conveyance. It is legal to chase foxes and coyotes with dogs year-round with a hunting license.

Protected Wildlife

Badgers, bobcats and river otters are protected species. It is illegal to take these furbearers in Indiana. If you accidentally trap a badger, bobcat or river otter, report the incident to an Indiana Conservation Officer (see page 48). There is no penalty for reporting accidental captures. If the animal is dead, the carcass must be surrendered to an Indiana Conservation Officer. Information provided by hunters and trappers is an important means of determining the status and distribution of these species in Indiana. For more on protected wildlife, call the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, (317) 232-4200 or go to Wildlife.IN.gov.

Nuisance Animals

A resident landowner or tenant may use legal methods, without a permit, to take a beaver, mink, muskrat, long-tailed weasel, red fox, gray fox, opossum, skunk, gray squirrel, fox squirrel or raccoon that is on their own property and discovered damaging property. If the animal is released, it must be released in the county of capture with permission of the landowner. Ground hogs (woodchucks), moles, and chipmunks may be taken at any time using any equipment without a permit. Landowners may take coyotes at any time on the land they own or they may provide written permission for others to take coyotes on their land at any time, without a special permit. A valid hunting or trapping license or nuisance wild animal control permit is required to take a coyote on land other than your own. Coyotes that are taken outside the hunting and trapping season by a landowner or someone with written permission from a landowner cannot be possessed live for more than 24 hours, and the live coyote cannot be sold, traded, bartered or gifted.

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FURBEARERS/ TRAPPING Trapping Regulations

You must have a valid Indiana trapping license to set traps. Traps may not be set prior to 8 a.m. on opening day of trapping season. Traps must be checked and animals removed at least one time every 24 hours. Traps may be set at any distance from openings to tile drains or entrances to beaver or muskrat lodges. Tree climbing equipment may not be used as an aid in removing wild animals from trees. The use of motor-driven watercraft is permitted for purposes of setting or checking trap lines. Furbearing game animals in Indiana include beaver, coyote, gray fox, red fox, long-tailed weasel, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, and striped skunk. All trapping seasons are from 8 a.m. of the first day of the season to noon of the last day of the season. There are no daily bag or possession limits. Furbearers (except for raccoons, foxes and coyotes that can be retained alive) that are trapped must either be released into the wild in the county in which they were captured within 24 hours of capturing the animals, or they must be euthanized immediately after removal from the trap or immediately upon transporting from the trap site.

TRAPPING SEASONS Furbearers

Trapping Seasons

Coyote, Striped Skunk

Oct. 15, 2013 - March 15, 2014

Red and Gray Fox

Oct. 15, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014

Beaver

Nov. 15, 2013 - March 15, 2014

Mink, Muskrat, Weasel (long-tailed weasel only)

Nov. 15, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014

Raccoon, Opossum

Nov. 8, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014

Possession of Hides/Carcasses

It is illegal to possess the untanned hides or unprocessed carcasses of furbearers, except for coyotes, after May 15 of the year the hunting or trapping season ended or after June 15 if you submit a signed form to the DNR by May 15 of the number of untanned hides and unprocessed carcasses still in your possession by species. The sale of legally harvested furbearing mammals or untanned hides of furbearing mammals can be made to licensed fur buyers only. Go to hunting.in.gov for a list of Indiana licensed fur buyers, or call the Division of Fish and Wildlife at (317) 232-4200.

Possession of Live Furbearers

Only raccoons, red foxes, gray foxes, and coyotes can be retained alive during the trapping season for that species. Furbearers kept alive during the season must be euthanized at the completion of the season or you will need to apply for a game breeder license or wild animal possession permit within five days after the close of the season to continue to keep them alive. Raccoons, foxes or coyotes that are removed from a trap and kept alive must be confined in a cage or other enclosure that: (a) makes

escape of the mammal unlikely and prevents the entrance of a free-roaming mammal of the same species; (b) is structurally sound; (c) is of sufficient strength for the species involved; (d) is maintained in good repair and smoothly secured to prevent escape or injury to the mammal in the enclosure; (e) is constructed to allow sufficient space for individual posture, to turn about freely, and make normal social movements; (f) is secured when unattended with protective devices at entrances and exits to prevent escapes if kept outdoors and if needed to prevent injuries to human or the mammal’s health and; (g) has ambient ventilation by means of windows, doors, vents, fans, or air conditioning to protect the health of the mammal and to minimize drafts, odors and condensation. Night quarters, transportation cages, and nesting boxes may not be used as primary housing. Surface water must be adequately drained from a cage or enclosure where the mammal is housed. Adequate lighting must be provided by artificial or natural means and cycled for appropriate photoperiod, if necessary for the mammal in possession. The cages or enclosures must also have adequate shelter from the elements and provide adequate shade for the animals. You must remove and dispose of food wastes, feces, urine and bedding from the enclosure. You must also remove from the enclosure and appropriately dispose of trash, garbage, debris, and carcasses as soon as they are observed.

You must also provide daily: 1) fresh, clean drinking water in clean containers and 2) food that is unspoiled, uncontaminated, appropriate to the dietary needs of the mammal, and of sufficient quantity for the mammal involved. Furbearers that are possessed alive and their cages or other enclosures must be made available for inspection by an Indiana Conservation Officer upon request.

Trapper Education

The DNR offers trapper education courses that describe basic methods for trapping furbearers, handling the catch and the responsibilities of the trapper. The DNR, in cooperation with trapper associations, offers these courses throughout the state. The course takes approximately six hours to complete. For information on classes in your area, call your local DNR Law Enforcement district office (see page 48). For more intensive training, the Furtakers of America, in cooperation with the DNR and Purdue University, offers the Professional Trapper’s Short Course each fall in northeast Indiana. The week-long course covers the biology and management of furbearers, nuisance wildlife control, diseases associated with wildlife, trapping regulations, and public perceptions of trapping. The focus is on the mastery of field techniques. Approximately eight hours are spent afield each day. Two continuing education credits are offered through Purdue University for completion of the course. For more information, contact Gene Beeber, 7701 Chet Lane, Louisville, KY, 40214.

Avoid Trapping Otter

River otters were reintroduced to Indiana in the mid to late-1990s. Distribution of river otters has expanded every year since, and they can be found throughout the state. River otters are a protected species. Care should be taken to avoid trapping otters while pursuing other furbearer species. For more information on river otter avoidance techniques, request the publication Avoiding Otter While Trapping Beaver and Raccoon. Write or call the DNR Customer Service Center, 402 W. Washington St., W160, Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 232-4200. The publication also can be found at www.IN.gov/ dnr/fishwild/3353.htm.

Reporting Incidentals

If incidental catch of a river otter, bobcat or badger occurs, contact your local Conservation Officer or call (812) 837-9536 as soon as possible for instructions on how to release an animal, or if dead, how to transport it to the Department.

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FURBEARERS/ TRAPPING Body Gripping Traps

Measuring your foothold trap

A person must not take a wild animal with a Conibear, Dahlgren, Bigelow or other bodygripping trap on land if the widest inside jaw-spread measured at the horizontal center of the trap’s jaws (Figure 1) and the widest horizontal inside jaw-spread measured at the vertical center of the trap’s jaws (Figure 2) is:

Figure 1

1. Measure the widest inside jaw spread perpendicular to the traps baseplate as in Figure 3 and circle the measurement (or closest measurement) in Column 1. 2. Measure the inside width between the traps hinge posts as in Figure 4 and circle the measurement (or closest measurement) in Column 2.

1. Larger than 7.5 inches if square or 2. Larger than 8 inches if round Otherwise, the trap must be completely covered by water.

Snares

Figure 2

It is only legal to use a snare to trap a wild animal on land you own or with the written permission of the landowner. The maximum legal circumference for snare loops is 15 inches, unless at least half of the snare loop is covered by water or if the snare employs a relaxing snare lock. A relaxing snare lock allows the snare loop to loosen slightly to reduce the possibility of strangulation. Regulations on snare size and lock are designed to prevent accidental loss of domestic animals.

Box Traps

3. If both measurements fall in Box 1, then the trap can have standard jaws (offset jaws are not required). 4. If either measurement falls in Box 2, then the jaws of the trap must have at least a ¹∕8 inch offset or the gap of the offset can be filled with securely attached rubber pads. Securely attached means with bolts or rivets, not tape. 5. If either measurements fall in Box 3, then the trap must be completely covered by water.

Furbearers may be captured in box traps used on land or underwater.

Foothold Traps

It is illegal to use a foothold trap with saw-toothed or spiked jaws. It is illegal to take a wild animal with a foothold trap if the widest inside jaw-spread measured perpendicular to the trap’s base plate and the inside width between the trap’s hinge posts (both measurements) is greater than 5¾ inches and less than or equal to 6½ inches, unless the jaws of the trap have at least a 1/8-inch offset, the gap of the offset is filled with securely attached rubber pads, or the trap is completely covered by water. Securely attached rubber pads are those attached with bolts or rivets. The trap’s hinge posts must be maintained at a 90-degree angle to the trap’s base plate. It is illegal to take a wild animal with a foothold trap on land if the widest inside jaw-spread measured perpendicular to the trap’s base plate and the inside width between the trap’s hinge posts is greater than 6½ inches. It is illegal to set or place a stake, chain, drag or another portion of a trap that is designed to take a wild animal, except during a season established for trapping that wild animal.

Figure 3

Figure 4

BOX

COLUMN 1

COLUMN 2

1

5" or less

5" or less

5¼"

5¼"

5½"

5½"

5¾"

5¾"

> 5¾" *

> 5¾"

6"

6"

6¼"

6¼"

6½"

> 6½"

> 6½"

6¾"

6¾"

7"

7"

7¼" or more

7¼" or more

Standard jaws Offset jaws 2 Hinge post

3 Base plate Hinge post

* The Symbol ">" means "greater than." (i.e.: “> 5¾” means “greater than 5¾”)

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Trap, skeet, pistol, rifle, and archery available.

DNR modern ranges

Affordable options for the shooting enthusiast Atterbury FWA VISIT atterburyshootingcomplex.com

Call (812) 526-6552

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Call (219) 393-1128

J.E. Roush Lake FWA VISIT www.IN.gov/dnr/fishwild/6358.htm

Call (260) 468-2416

The Indiana State Trappers Association (ISTA) is a Not-for-Profit organization that is dedicated to: • Conserving Indiana fur resources and preserving trappers’ rights, history and heritage. • Educating the future trappers of the State of Indiana in the approved methods, ethics and issues associated with safely trapping animals while avoiding unwanted, incidental catches. • Increasing public awareness of trapping issues and benefits. • Maintaining and developing trapping seasons and rules. • Connecting trappers with people who need animal damage control or other animal issues. See www.indianatrappers.org for more information or to print off a membership application to join us today in preserving our privilege to trap.

Trapper Education Classes Kokomo • 7/27-28/13 Danville • 8/24-25/13 Bloomington • 8/24-25/13 Andrews • 10/5-6/13 LaPorte • 11/2-3/13 Rockville • 11/2-3/13 Carthage • May 2014

52ND ISTA CONVENTION AND RENDEZVOUS

September 13 & 14, 2013 Tipton County 4-H Fairgrounds 1200 S. Main St. (SR 19), Tipton, IN 46072

ANNUAL FUR SALE IN PERU, IN

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CHECK STATIONS Deer and Turkey Check Stations

All harvested deer and turkey must be checked within 48 hours of harvest at an official deer or turkey check station or online through the CheckIN Game system (online at CheckINgame.dnr.IN.gov or by phone at 800-419-1326). See pages 21 and 33 for tagging procedures. The following pages include a statewide listing of registered deer and turkey stations. Contact the station for more information and check-in hours.

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D-Deer D/T-Deer & Turkey T-Turkey

Type Check Station Name Adams

Type

Type

D/T D/T D/T

Briggs Hardware (260) 368-7444 Country Side Hunting Supply (260) 525-0974 Sportsman's Lodge (260) 728-4868

Location

D/T Geneva Geneva Decatur

Allen D D D D/T D/T D/T

Custom Quality Meats (260) 637-3011 Custom Quality Meats (260) 749-4100 Feder's Meats (260) 338-0022 Gander Mountain #187 (260) 416-0943 Lengacher's Deer Processing (260) 627-8060 The Sportsman's Cove (260) 627-8443

D/T D/T D/T D/T

D/T

Fowler Liquors, Inc. (765) 884-0255 Hub Plaza, Inc. (Marathon) (765) 869-4837

Carroll

New Haven

D/T

Huntertown

D

Fort Wayne Grabill Leo

D/T D/T

D & D Deer Processing (765) 348-4013 Perry's Archery Center (765) 348-6165 Walnut Creek Taxidermy (765) 348-4223

Columbus Columbus

Fowler Boswell

D/T D

D/T

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Bailey's Bait and Tackle (812) 988-0585 Crouch's Market (812) 988-7203

D/T D/T D/T D/T

Hartford City

D/T

Hartford City

D/T

Upland

D/T

Thorntown

Nashville

Rance's Deer Processing (574) 753-9430 Simpson's Deer Processing (574) 699-6936

D/T D/T

D/T

Columbus T

D

Helmsburg Nashville Freetown

D/T

6 Points Trading Post (812) 986-3110 Autumn Oaks Taxidermy (812) 208-5374 Deak's Fur (812) 448-8494 Jack's Fine Foods (812) 448-1285 K & K Hardware and Lumber, Inc. (812) 939-2129 Lifelike Taxidermy (812) 446-2374

Wabash Clay Custom Meats, Inc. (812) 939-3113 Whitetail Impressions Taxidermy (812) 442-0930

D D/T

This Old Farm Meats and Processing (765) 324-2161 U-Save Bait and Tackle (765) 654-4544

Burlington

Crawford

Camden

D/T D/T

Logansport Young America Underwood Charlestown Borden Sellersburg

D/T

D/T D/T

New Washington Sellersburg Jeffersonville Otisco Bowling Green Cory Staunton Brazil

Clay City Brazil

64 Express Mart (812) 338-3700 Marengo One Stop (812) 365-9180 Ohio Valley Custom Processing (812) 338-4367 Ole Country Store (812) 739-2614 Poor Boy's Counry Store (812) 338-3151 The Crippled Moose Sport Shop (812) 267-2750

Colfax Frankfort

English Marengo English Sulphur Eckerty Leavenworth

Daviess D/T D/T

Charlestown

Location

Clinton

D/T Abe's Processing (812) 294-4671 First Choice Deer Processing (812) 289-1217 Four Seasons (812) 246-5962 HiTek Firearms and Training, LLC (812) 246-4664 J. Sawyer Wholesale (812) 256-3131 New Washington Hardware, LLC. (812) 293-3352 PC Lumber and Hardware Reloaders Supplies (812) 282-4022 The Store in Otisco, Inc.

Check Station Name

Nashville

Clay

D

Brown D/T

D/T

D

Whitestown

Burlington Locker (765) 566-3360 Little Fawn Mini Barns no phone

Morgantown

Clark

Hartsville

Boone African Safaris Taxidermy (317) 847-8334 Martin's Deer Processing (765) 436-7589

D

D Edinburgh

Fruitdale Market (812) 597-4623 Gatesville Country Store (812) 988-0788 Helmsburg General Store (812) 988-9250 Need More Grocery (812) 988-4927 The Spot (812) 318-0809

Location

Cass D

Blackford D/T

D/T

Fort Wayne

Benton D/T

D/T

D/T

Bartholomew Gillman Home Center (812) 526-2568 Hartsville Food Mart (812) 546-3354 Meyer's Grocery (812) 342-6521 Waymansville Store (812) 342-3142

D/T

Check Station Name

D/T D D/T D D/T D

Baker Bike Works (812) 687-7231 Glendale Bait Shop (812) 644-7109 Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area (812) 644-7711 Lengacher Taxidermy (812) 444-9381 Outdoor World Quality Bait & Tackle PC Printing (812) 486-6624 The Powder Keg (812) 636-4566 Viking Food Mart Marathon (812) 486-3176

Plainville Montgomery Montgomery Washington Washington Montgomery Odon Montgomery

Dearborn D/T D/T

Clay City

D

Brazil

D/T

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Aurora Farm and Garden (812) 926-1750 BP Station (812) 432-3743 Cedar Hollow Farms, LLC (513) 368-2117 Day Nite (812) 744-4300

Aurora Dillsboro Lawrenceburg Moores Hill


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Type

Type Check Station Name Fayette

Type

Check Station Name

Location

D/T

TNT Sporting Goods (812) 385-2754

Owensville

D D/T D/T D/T D/T

Check Station Name Manchester Deer Processing (812) 926-3924 Road Dog (812) 926-0651 Tedesco's Convenient Store (812) 637-5777 Village Pro Hardware (812) 432-5600 Widolff's Store (812) 487-2665

Location Aurora

D/T

Aurora

D/T

Lawrenceburg

D/T D/T

Dillsboro

D/T D/T D/T D/T D D

Guilford

D/T

Greensburg

D/T

Greensburg

D/T

Greensburg

D D D

D and D Meats (260) 541-0365 I. Q. Meats (260) 868-1370 TNT Deer Processing (260) 488-3026 Walmart (260) 925-8080

D/T D D

Greensburg Westport

D/T D/T D/T

Great Outdoors (812) 482-4867 Jeff's Bait and Guns (812) 482-6672

D/T

Corunna

D/T

Butler

D/T D/T D/T D/T D/T D/T D/T

D

Connersville

D/T

Connersville

D/T

Billy Joe's Gas & Food Mart (812) 923-7792 Jacobi Food Mart and Gas (812) 923-3061 Jacobi Food Mart and Gas (812) 923-0955 K2 Precision (812) 590-2677 Sycamore Island (812) 945-1901

D/T Floyds Knobs Georgetown Floyds Knobs New Albany

Brown's Accents (765) 430-6268 Dead End Archery, LLC (765) 798-3667 Fair Chase Taxidermy (765) 294-2293 Wallace Processing (765) 397-3363

Hamilton

D/T

Auburn

D/T D/T

Gaston

D/T

Muncie D/T

Eaton

52 Pik-up (765) 647-3600 Country Store CafĂŠ (812) 637-3429 Lakeside Sunoco (765) 647-9932 One Stop Marathon (765) 698-3888 Parkside Marine and More, Inc. (765) 647-4619

Attica Hillsboro

Hillsboro

Holland

D/T

Jasper

D

Jasper

D/T

Middlebury

D/T

D/T

Nappanee

D

Bristol

D/T

Goshen D/T

Nappanee

D/T Middlebury

D/T

Circle J (812) 782-3730 Dewig Brothers Packing Company, Inc. (812) 768-6208 Kenny Dewig Meat and Sausage Co. (812) 724-2333 Meek's Guns (812) 753-4496 Right to Bear Arms (812) 768-5566 Sportsman's Depot (812) 386-7155

D/T D/T

Archer's Spot (812) 384-8000 Bloomfield Processing Inc. (812) 384-4512 Freedom Country Store (812) 875-3996

Jonesboro Marion Upland Fairmount

Bloomfield Bloomfield Worthington

H & H Taxidermy (812) 694-8810

Sandborn

D/T

Midland Guns and Ammo (812) 665-9550

Jasonville

D D/T

D

Myers Deer Processing (812) 863-4378 Outdoor Addiction (812) 847-0028 Spurlin Pro Bass Shop (812) 847-2333 Stahl's Quality Meats and Homegoods (812) 384-3481 The Old School Trading Post (812) 798-0208

Brookville

D

Laurel

Hamilton D

Brookville

Marion

D/T

New Trenton

D

Archer's Meats & Catering (317) 849-1790 Schwartz's Bait & Tackle (317) 776-0129

Bloomfield Linton Linton Bloomfield Linton

Fishers Noblesville

Hancock Rochester Macy Kewanna

D/T D/T D/T

Cap N Hooks Sports (317) 336-4665 Greenfield Police Dept. (317) 477-4410 Orscheln Farm & Home (317) 462-9339

McCordsville Greenfield Greenfield

Harrison Kewanna

Gibson

Goshen

D/T

D/T Brookville

McDonald's Guns (765) 664-8731 Oggie's Outdoors (765) 661-3022 Riverside Sporting Goods (765) 662-1590 Walnut Creek Archery (765) 998-1146 Zabiha Halal Meats (765) 948-3550

Greene

Veedersburg

Fulton Bailey's Outdoor Outfitters & Classic Tackle (574) 223-2415 Country Inn (574) 382-4455 John's Gun Shack (574) 653-2147 Kewanna Pro Hardware (574) 653-9919

D

New Albany

Franklin

Elkhart Homestyle Butchering (574) 825-4602 J.M.L. Gun Sales and Service (574) 831-6767 John's Butcher Shop (574) 773-4632 Kruse Farm Supply, Inc. (574) 848-4151 Miller's Hunting & Fishing (574) 825-2783 Union Center Store (574) 773-4282 Wildlife Wonders Taxidermy (574) 825-0464

D/T D/T

Dubois Daves Gun Shop, Inc. (812) 536-5533

Grant

Connersville

Fountain

Delaware Clubhouse Archery (765) 358-3405 MC Sports (765) 288-4514 RTS Guns (765) 396-3429

D/T D/T

Clarksburg

Dekalb D

Connersville

Floyd

Decatur Cutting Edge Sporting Goods (812) 560-4208 Harvest Market (812) 663-7003 New Point Food Mart (812) 663-9335 Robbin's Gas & Convenience (812) 663-2970 Rural King (812) 663-8200 Westport Locker (812) 591-3033

Fishing Shack (765) 825-2444 Jeff's Deer Processing (765) 825-7355 Mustins Taxidermy (765) 825-5943 Rembu Sporting Goods (765) 825-2613

Location

Francisco Haubstadt

D/T D/T D/T D/T

Owensville D/T Ft. Branch Haubstadt Princeton

D/T D

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BP Hwy 135 South (812) 732-5219 Grab-N-Go #4 (CNP Oil) (812) 969-3211 Gun World and Sporting Goods (812) 738-0935 Highway 64 Fuel Center (812) 347-2308 Kelley's Hardware and Mill Supply (812) 347-2461 Laconia General Store (812) 737-1977 S & S Sports, Inc. (812) 951-3031

Corydon Elizabeth Corydon Depauw Ramsey Laconia Georgetown

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CHECK STATIONS D-Deer D/T-Deer & Turkey T-Turkey

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D-Deer D/T-Deer & Turkey T-Turkey

Type

Check Station Name

Type

Location

Type

D/T

Weather's Auction and Gun Sales (812) 734-4348

Remington

D

Location Depauw

D

Hendricks D/T D/T D/T

Brownsburg Taxidermy & Deer Processing (317) 858-5107 Coopers Ok Hardware (317) 539-4056 Line Shack Liquor (765) 676-6683

D/T D/T D D D/T D D/T D/T

Brownsburg Stilesville North Salem

D/T

Bryant's Outdoor Store (765) 457-0667 US 31 Bait and Tackle (765) 457-8680

New Castle Straughn Knightstown

D/T D/T D/T

D & J's Corner Mart (260) 468-2460 Daugherty Companies (260) 375-2415 Peace Pipe Campground (260) 468-2768 Roush Lake (260) 468-2165

D/T D/T D/T D/T D

D/T D/T D/T D

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Wheatfield

D D/T

D/T

Andy's Deer Processing (812) 273-7254 Gaffney's Grocery (812) 866-3496 Madison Outdoors (812) 265-9306 Mid Way Grocery (812) 265-3725 Pate's Meet Processing (812) 866-4710

Cambridge City

Jennings D/T

New Castle D/T New Castle D/T Kokomo Kokomo

D/T

Johnson D

Huntington

D/T

Warren Andrews Huntington

D/T D/T D/T

Seymour

D/T

Freetown

D/T

Medora Brownstown

D/T

D/T

Dunkirk

D/T

Redkey

D/T

Portland

D/T

Archer's Meats and Catering, Inc. (317) 881-9309 Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area (812) 526-2051 Cornerstone Contracting (812) 933-5916 Ed's Trading Post (317) 933-4867 Gander Mountain #273 (317) 865-1734 Honey Creek Tackle (317) 422-0102 Joe's Junction (317) 878-2393 The Outdoorsman Sport Shop (317) 881-7446

D/T Madison Deputy

D/T D/T D/T

Sievers Custom Processing (812) 882-8706 Smith's Bowhunting & Taxidermy (812) 735-4863 Summitt Hill Taxidermy (812) 743-2372

D/T

Rensselaer Remington

D/T

Ace Hardware of Mentone (574) 353-7305 Albertsons Sport Shop (574) 267-3891

Big R Store (574) 269-9303 Five Oaks Deer Processing (574) 529-0190 Miller Gun Sales (574) 457-5662 Number 1 Stop Bait & Tackle (574) 594-2361 Pinky's Bait Shop (574) 529-1542 Slater's Market (260) 839-2755 The Bait & Tackle Station (574) 527-9691 Tri County Fish and Wildlife Area (574) 834-4461 Westside Whitetail's Taxidermy (574) 658-4100

D

Madison

Lagrange

Hanover

D

Elizabethtown North Vernon Commiskey North Vernon Greenwood Edinburgh

D D D/T D/T D/T D/T D

Ace Hardware of Topeka (260) 593-2212 Beechy's Custom Meats (260) 768-4081 Butcher Bob's (260) 499-3400 Do It Best Hardware (260) 593-2973 Hallmark Custom Meats (260) 499-4889 Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area (260) 367-2164 Straight as an Arrow Archery (260) 593-3332 Town and Country Hardware (260) 768-4991

Location Warsaw Syracuse Syracuse Pierceton Milford Sidney Silver Lake Syracuse Milford

Topeka Shipshewana LaGrange Topeka Wolcottville Mongo Topeka Shipshewana

Lake Nineveh Nineveh Greenwood

D/T D/T D/T

Bargersville Trafalgar Greenwood

D D/T D/T

Vincennes

D/T

Blythes Sport Shop (219) 924-4403 ext. 3 Cabelas (219) 845-9040 Gander Mountain #185 (219) 793-1700 Grand Kankakee Marsh Co. Park (219) 552-0033 Realistic Taxidermy (219) 696-4219 Sportsman's Den (219) 374-6990 Westforth Sports (219) 980-0680

Griffith Hammond Merrillville Hebron Lowell Cedar Lake Gary

Laporte Bicknell Monroe City

Kosciusko Rensselaer

D/T

Check Station Name

Madison

Knox

Brownstown

Medaryville

County Line Archery (812) 579-6678 Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area (812) 346-5596 Deeno's Commiskey Corner Store (812) 346-2000 John's Gun and Tackle (812) 352-7075

D

Portland

Jefferson

D

Jasper Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area (219) 843-4841 Jerry's Gun Shop (219) 866-8707 Mid-Stop 231 (219) 866-3449 Remington Meats (219) 261-4015

D/T

1 Shot Sports, LLC (260) 766-1426 Dunkirk Fire Department (765) 768-6122 Nature's Best Taxidermy, Inc. (765) 212-5144 Portland Fire Department (260) 726-4500

Knightstown

Jackson Bassmasters (812) 522-7501 Freetown Grocery (812) 497-2501 Medora Kwik Stop (812) 966-2944 Slab Road Bait and Archery (812) 358-1741 Wilson's Slaughtering and Processing (812) 358-2632

D/T

D/T Middletown

Huntington D/T

D/T

D/T

Howard D/T

Remington True Value (219) 261-2860 The Country Store

Jay

Henry Buck Shot Sporting Goods (765) 575-8493 Girt's Archery East (765) 332-3048 Knightstown Locker (765) 345-2410 Maddie Moos Custom Meats (765) 779-4353 McDonald's Bait & Tackle (765) 345-2074 Rihm's Meats (765) 478-3426 Summit Lake Bait & Tackle (765) 766-5158 Wilbur Wright Fish and Wildlife Area (765) 529-9581

D/T

Check Station Name

Mentone Warsaw

D/T D/T D/T

Elkins Quality Taxidermy & Deer Processing (574) 654-8845 Jonah Live Bait (219) 369-8339 Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area (219) 393-3612

New Carlisle Walkerton LaPorte

Lawrence D/T

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B & D Market (812) 834-5069

Bedford


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Type

Location

Type

Huron

D/T

Type Check Station Name Owen

Mitchell

D/T

Check Station Name

D/T D D/T D/T D/T D/T

D & S Country Store (812) 849-6436 Deers Inn (812) 849-3110 Farmers Market of Bedford, Inc. (812) 834-9022 Johnny Junxions (812) 277-0436 Knucklehead Bend Springville General Store & Deli (812) 275-3294

D/T

Bedford

D/T

Bedford

D

Bedford

D

Springville

Madison D D/T D/T D

Barney's Bait & Tackle (765) 552-3623 Deer Track Archery (765) 643-6847 Girt's Archery (765) 644-7113 Top's Hardware (765) 552-2212

D/T Elwood

D/T D/T D/T D

Anderson

D/T

Anderson

D/T

Elwood

D/T

Beech Grove Indianapolis

D/T D/T

D/T D/T D/T D/T

D/T

Indianapolis

D D/T

Argos Tippecanoe

D/T D/T D/T

D/T

Bremen

Noble D D

Shoals

D/T

Shoals

D/T

Loogootee

Miami D/T D

Benton Street Bait and Tackle (765) 327-1034 Holland's Deer Processing LLC (765) 472-5876

D Peru

D

D/T D/T

KW Custom Deer Processing (812) 824-2492 Rural King (812) 339-5428 The Fishin' Shedd (812) 837-9474

Peru

D/T D/T

Bloomington Bloomington

D/T

Bal-Hinch Country Store and Sports Shop (765) 866-1055

D D/T D/T

Crawfordsville

Wingate

Artesian Outdoors (765) 349-8445 Guns and Ordnance (317) 996-4500 Little Buck Processing (317) 834-8440 Rural King (765) 352-2980 The Wilbur Corner Shop (765) 342-9072 Brook Locker Plant (219) 275-2611 Kentland Liquors (219) 474-5098 LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area (219) 992-3019 Phil's Truck Stop (219) 992-9386 Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area (219) 285-2704 Goss Grocery (260) 691-3151 Robins Quick Fill #1 (260) 303-1178 Rural King (57-01) (260) 599-0240 Town & Country Mercantile (260) 856-4900 Wal-Mart (260) 347-4300 Wolf Lake Marathon (260) 635-1042 Kirk's Field to Freezer (812) 667-0064 Rising Sun BP (812) 438-3777

D/T

Guns, Knives and More Hilltop Grocery (812) 472-3446 Lyndel's Deer Processing & Taxidermy (812) 723-4058 W C Mintworth (812) 723-4303

D/T D/T

Crawfordsville WAYNETOWN

D

Ladoga

T

Crawfordsville

D/T

Crawfordsville

Martinsville Martinsville Mooresville Martinsville Martinsville

Brook Kentland

D/T

D/T D/T D/T D/T D/T D/T

Lake Village

D/T D/T D/T

Rome City Kendallville Cromwell

D/T D/T

Wolf Lake

Dillsboro Rising Sun

D/T

D D/T D

D and L Sporting Goods (765) 344-0281 JT's Marathon (765) 548-2713 Schmeltz Taxidermy (765) 597-2474 Pearson Sports (765) 597-2011

Rockville Rosedale Bloomingdale Marshall

4-Lakes (812) 453-0740 Big Tales (812) 547-0908 Circle S Mart 39 (812) 843-4545 E & E Guns and Sporting Goods (812) 547-7311 Rocky Point C-Store (812) 547-7753 The Derby General Store (812) 836-2090

Tell City Tell City St. Croix Tell City Cannelton Derby

Circle A, #110 (812) 354-2366 Ernie's Package Store, Inc. (812) 354-9573 PC1 Stop (812) 354-9481 Sugar Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area (812) 789-2724 Sullivan Grocery (812) 354-2919 Winslow Liquors (812) 789-5385

Otwell Petersburg Petersburg Winslow Hazelton Winslow

Bass Pro Shop (219) 787-6800 Blythe's Sport Shop (219) 476-0026 Jay's Deer Processing (219) 465-5707 One Source Outfitters (219) 476-4222 Two Doe's and a Buck (219) 929-4518

Portage Valparaiso Valparaiso Valparaiso Chesterton

Posey D D/T

Hardinsburg

Spencer

Porter

D/T Kendallville

Spencer

Pike D/T

Columbia City

Coal City

Perry

Lake Village

Morocco

Coal City Market (812) 859-4641 Parkers Archery (812) 829-1144 R & S Deer Processing (765) 720-3688

Location

Parke

D/T

Orange

Bloomington

Montgomery

Crawfordsville

Ohio

Monroe D

D

Plymouth

Martin Archer's Lost River Taxidermy (812) 247-3534 RJ's Food Mart (812) 247-3761 The Bobber Stop (812) 295-1771

Darlington Mini Mart (765) 794-4858 Hilltop Archery Pro Shop (765) 275-2249 Kill Buck Archery, LLC (765) 362-3959 Millers Locker Plant (765) 234-2381 Moody Meats (765) 942-2442 Ramsey's Deer Processing (765) 794-4981 South Boulevard Sports, Beautiful Buds (765) 362-0129

Newton

Indianapolis

Marshall Marshall County Discount Center, LLC (574) 892-5019 Sunny Grocery Mart (574) 498-6370 Timber's Edge Archery Whitetail Creek Taxidermy (574) 546-5828

Location

Morgan

Marion Beech Grove Firearms (317) 791-2725 Gander Mountain #272 (317) 577-1114 The Bait Barn (317) 545-2248 Jim’s Processing (317) 508-5577

Check Station Name

D

Paoli

D

Paoli

D/T

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Evansville Mt. Vernon Griffin Mt. Vernon Mt Vernon

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D-Deer D/T-Deer & Turkey T-Turkey

D-Deer D/T-Deer & Turkey T-Turkey

Type

Type

Type

D/T D/T D/T

Check Station Name Mt. Vernon Outfitters, Inc. (812) 838-9771 Old Mill Mart (812) 682-4705 Tuckers Sporting Goods (812) 838-9930

Location Mt. Vernon New Harmony Mt. Vernon

D/T D/T

Winamac

D D/T D/T D/T D/T

A Look At Nature Taxidermy (765) 720-9761 Baker's Camp (765) 522-2891 Duck and Dumb Bass (765) 712-0912 Lieber State Recreation Area (765) 795-4576 Morton Hook & Sinker and Country Store (765) 739-6566 Scobee Meats and Maple Syrup Treats (765) 653-7119

D D/T

Buck Shot Sporting Goods (765) 584-4867 Dishman's Quality Meats (765) 584-6328 Farmland Locker, Inc. (765) 468-6031

Greencastle Bainbridge Cloverdale Cloverdale Greencastle Greencastle

D/T D/T D D/T D/T D/T D/T D

D/T D

D/T

42

CDH Processing (574) 360-2000 D/C Meats Inc. (574) 674-2333

D/T

Granger

D/T

South Bend

D/T

South Bend

D/T

Walkerton Bremen Osceola

256 Sport & Garden (812) 794-3361 LeRoy's Food Mart (812) 889-2310 Raining Acorns Outdoors (812) 794-4055 Scott's Hardware (Angler's Den) (812) 752-2991

D/T D

Backyard Archery and More (317) 364-1912 Blue River Arms (317) 771-5600 Myers Frozen Foods (765) 525-6304 Smithland Butchering Service (317) 729-5398

Farmland

D/T

Cross Plains

D/T

Batesville

D

Osgood

D/T

Friendship

D/T

Batesville

D/T

Holton Sunman Batesville

D

D/T

D

D/T D/T

Rushville

D/T Shelbyville Shelbyville St. Paul

D/T D/T

Shelbyville D/T Gentryville Fulda

D/T

Anstead Processing (260) 495-7632 Riverside Bait and Tackle (260) 829-6346 Rural King (260) 624-2220 The Angler, Inc. (260) 351-2877,4211

Lakeville D/T

Farmersburg Trustworthy Hardware (812) 696-2240 Hymera Trading Post (812) 383-4211

East Enterprise Hardware & Outdoor (812) 534-2626 East Enterprise Marathon (812) 534-9163 Elson Miller (812) 427-2848 Levi Bontrager Residence Max Archery Products (812) 290-5899 Moorefield Market (812) 427-3970 S & S #2 (812) 667-3585 Vevay Mercantile (812) 427Applied Ballistic Systems, Inc. (765) 838-0700 Arrows III & Tackle Too (765) 429-4747 Geno's Deer Processing (765) 404-7397 Midwest Tactical Guns and Ammo (765)446-8188 Tippecanoe Sport Shop & Walker Taxidermy (765) 477-9999 Rodger McKinney (765) 292-2313 Dave's Triangle LLC (765) 458-7106 Frames Outdoor (765) 458-7227 Jay's Mid-Lake Bait and Tackle (765) 458-7554

D/T

North Judson

D/T

Knox

D/T

Knox

Vanderburgh

Knox

D/T

Fremont

D/T

Orland

D/T

Angola

D/T

Farmersburg

Dugger Sullivan Sullivan

Vevay Rising Sun Vevay Vevay Patriot Vevay Vevay Vevay

Lafayette Lafayette Lafayette Lafayette Lafayette

Tipton

Union

Grovertown

Hudson

Location

Tipton D

Knox

Talpas Taxidermy (812) 648-2452 Trophy Hunters Unlimited (812) 268-7468 Trotter Sports Center (812) 268-3559

Tippecanoe D/T

Sullivan D/T

Osceola

D/T

Steuben

D/T Rushville

D/T

Austin

Starke Butch's (574) 772-2825 D & T Deer Processing (574) 867-1847 Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Area (574) 896-3522 KC Farms Feed & Supply (574) 842-4886 Ken Kemble Processing (574) 772-2558 Steve's Deer Processing (574) 946-7492

D/T

D/T

Spencer Ayer's Sports Shop (812) 937-2438 Village Hut, Inc. (812) 357-5023

D/T

Lexington

Scottsburg

Check Station Name

Switzerland

D/T Austin

Shelby

D/T

Saint Joseph D/T

D/T

Winchester

Rush Fields' Outdoor Adventure, LLC (765) 932-3964 Gettinger Family Custom Meats (765) 932-3298

D/T

D Winchester

Granger Guns (574) 277-7588 Jaworski's Market (574) 287-0091 Michiana Archery (574) 272-5300 Ross' Deer Processing (574) 586-3083 T. E. K. Taxidermy (574) 276-1949 Titan Taxidermy (574) 248-1944

Location

Scott

D/T

Ripley Best Buy Grocery (812-667-6203 Bluegills Place (513) 314-9493 Dornbach's Deer Processing (812) 621-0610 Friendship Grocery (812) 667-5060 Gillman's Home Center New Marion Sales (812) 689-6276 On Target (812) 623-2300 Prime Meats/French's Locker (812) 934-2902

D/T

D

Randolph D/T

D/T

D Winamac

Putnam D/T

D

D/T

Pulaski Autumn Air Outdoor Supply (574) 205-0093 Winamac Fish and Wildlife Area (574) 946-4422

D/T

Check Station Name

D D/T

Artworks Taxidermy by Danny Knight (812) 425-0723 Bucks & Jakes Outfitters, LLC (812) 402-1140 Gander Mountain #271 (812) 473-9117 Red Ghost Gun Shop Inc. (812) 963-8150 Vanderburgh County Sheriff Command Post (812) 435-5713 Zeller's Quik Stop (812) 423-7556

Liberty Liberty Liberty

Evansville Evansville Evansville Evansville Evansville Evansville

Vermillion Hymera

D/T

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Clinton


Class 3 D-Deer D/T-Deer & Turkey T-Turkey

D-Deer D/T-Deer & Turkey T-Turkey

Type

Type

Check Station Name

Location

D/T

Morgan's Market (812) 883-9990

Salem

D/T

Red Barn Bait Shop (812) 883-6483

Salem

D/T

Shorty's Market (812) 967-4155

Pekin

D/T D/T D D/T

Check Station Name Darrel's Custom Firearms (765) 492-3939 Rats Nest Bait and Tackle (765) 793-4553 Uselman Packing (765) 832-2112 Whitetail Custom Archery (765) 492-9518

Location Cayuga Perrysville Clinton Newport

Vigo D/T D D/T

Gander Mountain #270 (812) 237-0940 Pohlman's Meat Processing (812) 898-2090 Reedy's Processing (812) 466-1679

Terre Haute

D D/T

Terre Haute

D

Ballschmidt Family Processing (260) 782-8120

Lagro

D/T

Bass and Bucks (260) 569-1853

Wabash

D/T D/T

Bozarth Recreational Resort (765) 981-4522 Just Hunt Guns and Gunsmithing (260) 563-7777 Somerset Super Store (765) 981-2600

D/T D/T D/T D/T D/T

Brooks' Residence (765) 764-4078 Coal Hollow Taxidermy & Archery Pro Shop (765) 793-3697 K-B Steward Exclusive Gun Dealership (765) 793-2193 Pa Pa Kennys (765) 585-0914 Possum Hollow Taxidermy (765) 893-4572 The Coffee Shop (765) 385-2295

D/T D/T D/T D T D/T

Centerville

D

Glick's Butcher Shop (765) 847-2528

Williamsburg

D/T

Lagro

Somerset

D/T

D/T

Williamsport

D/T

Hardinsburg General Store (812) 472-9700 Little York Store

Greens Fork

Ferguson Taxidermy (260) 223-5751 Lengerich Meats (260) 638-4123 Weaver Archery (260) 565-3647

Ossian Zanesville Bluffton

White D/T

Attica

Richmond

Wells

D Wabash

Mendenhall True Value Hardware (765) 962-4842 Wayne County Sales (765) 886-5006

D/T D/T

Springboro General Store (765) 563-6841 Twin Lakes Fish & Game (574) 583-6635 Wayne's Garage (219) 253-6578

Brookston

Covington Attica Williamsport

D/T D D/T

Mike's Sports Shop (260) 248-8798 Siever's Residence (260) 244-5099 Tomlinson's Shooting Supplies (260) 693-2830

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Monticello Monon

Whitley Columbia City Columbia City Churubusco

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Pine Village

Boonville

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Boonville Elberfeld Lynnville Lynnville Dale

Washington D/T

Vallonia

Gillman Home Center (765) 855-2600

Warrick American Taxidermy (812) 897-0464 Buck's & Jake's Outfitters LLC (812) 897-4285 Freudenberg's Mini-Mart (812) 983-3200 Kolley's Big Buck Deer Processing (812) 922-5251 Lynville Bait (812) 403-0793 Selvin General Store (812) 567-4741

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D/T

D

Warren D/T

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Wayne Terre Haute

Wabash

D/T

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Hardinsburg Little York

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PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS LA PORTE

The map at right shows the general location of public hunting areas in Indiana. The numbers on the map correspond to the chart on page 45 that lists each property and a phone number. The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife manages 25 fish and wildlife areas that have a combined 135,800 acres of public hunting opportunities. Some of the fish and wildlife areas manage satellite units with hundreds of additional acres open to hunting. The DNR Division of Forestry manages 14 properties, all open to hunting. State forests represent some of the largest properties in the system with four of them — Morgan-Monroe, Clark, Harrison-Crawford and Yellowwood — having more than 23,000 acres apiece. Eight reservoir properties under management of the DNR Division of State Parks & Reservoirs add even more public land hunting opportunities. Indiana also is home to several federally managed sites that allow hunting — the Hoosier National Forest, and Big Oaks, Muscatatuck and Patoka River national wildlife refuges.

15 4 NEWTON 24 4

13 4

12 4 JASPER

STARKE

For more information on areas in Indiana that are open to public hunting, visit the Where to Hunt page on the DNR website at IN.gov/dnr/fishwild/5427.htm.

KOSCIUSKO

25 4

FULTON

WHITLEY

CASS

MIAMI WABASH

30 4

CARROLL

WELLS

ADAMS

GRANT BLACKFORD

JAY

TIPTON

BOONE

DELAWARE

RANDOLPH

HAMILTON

23 4

PARKE

36 4 28 4

KNOX

CLAY

PUTNAM

DAVIESS

PIKE

44 51 4 204 4

42

WARRICK

HENDRICKS

RUSH

46 27 4 43 4 OWEN

MORGAN

42 4 MONROE

JOHNSON

BROWN

31 4

47 4

DUBOIS

SPENCER

ORANGE

48 4

4 CRAWFORD 32

4PERRY 37

DECATUR

34 CLARK 4 35 4

FLOYD HARRISON

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FRANKLIN

RIPLEY

DEARBORN

45 4 49 OHIO 3 4 50 4 54 4 SWITZERLAND 46 4 29 JEFFERSON 4 4 19 40 4 SCOTT

WASHINGTON

39 4

FAYETTE UNION

BARTHOLOMEW JENNINGS

MARTIN

41 4

41

WAYNE

SHELBY

JACKSON

LAWRENCE

48

HANCOCK

MARION

11 4

44

18 33 4 4

MADISON MONTGOMERY

47 10 4 16 4 38 4 4 9 GREENE SULLIVAN

VANDERBURGH

ALLEN

HUNTINGTON

HOWARD

TIPPECANOE

4 22 4 4

POSEY

DEKALB

HENRY

VIGO

GIBSON

21 4

MARSHALL

CLINTON

V E R M I L L I O N

NOBLE

PULASKI

BENTON

FOUNTAIN

STEUBEN

LAGRANGE

WHITE

WARREN

17 4

ELKHART

14 4

PORTER

LAKE

ST. JOSEPH


PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS PROPERTY 1

Atterbury FWA

2

Blue Grass FWA

3

Brush Creek FWA

4

Chinook FWA

5

Crosley FWA

6

SUB-UNITS

MANAGED BY

PHONE 812 526-2051

Sugar Ridge

812 789-2724

Wabashiki

765 653-0453

Deer Creek FWA

Wabashiki

765-653-0453

7

Fairbanks Landing FWA

Wabashiki

765-653-0453

8

Glendale FWA

812-644-7711

9

Goose Pond FWA

812-659-9901

10

Hillenbrand FWA

11

Hovey Lake FWA

(Note: Closed to hunting) Stucker Fork

812-346-5596

Goose Pond

812-659-9901 812-838-2927

12

Jasper-Pulaski FWA

Aukiki WCA

219-843-4841

13

Kankakee FWA

Dick Blythe WCA, Koontz Lake WCA, Round Lake WCA

574-896-3522 219-393-3612

14

Kingsbury FWA

Fish Lake WCA, Galena WCA

15

LaSalle FWA

Badal Trust Area

16

Minnehaha FWA

17

Pigeon River FWA

18

Roush FWA

19

Splinter Ridge FWA

20

Sugar Ridge FWA

21

Tri-County FWA

22

Wabashiki FWA

23

Wilbur Wright FWA

Modoc WMA, Providence Pond WCA, Randolph County WMA

765 529-9581

24

Willow Slough FWA

219 285-2704

25

Winamac FWA

Kankakee Sands Eller Pond WCA, Judy Burton Nature Preserve, Manitou WCA & Nature Preserve, Maxinkuckee WCA, Menominee WCA

26

Brookville Lake

27

Cagles Mill Lake

Lieber State Recreation Area

765-795-4576

28

Harden Lake

Raccoon State Recreation Area

765-344-1884

219 992-3019 Goose Pond

Cedar Swamp WCA, Jimmerson Lake WCA, Marsh Lake WCA, Turkey Creek WCA

812 659-9901 260 367-2164 260 468-2165

Crosley Little Pigeon Deniston Resource Area, Eagle Lake WCA, Mallard Roost WCA, Mendenhall WCA, Rome City WCA

812 346-5596 812 789-2724 574 834-4461 765 653-0453

574 946-4422 765-647-2657

29

Hardy Lake

812-794-3800

30

Mississinewa Lake

765-473-6528

31

Monroe Lake

812-837-9546

32

Patoka Lake

812-685-2464

33

Salamonie Lake

34

Clark SF

Salamonie River State Forest

260-468-2125

35

Deam Lake SRA

36

Covered Bridge SF Retreat

37

Ferdinand SF

812-367-1524

38

Greene-Sullivan SF

812-648-2810

812-294-4306 812-246-5421 (Note: By reservation only)

Greene-Sullivan SF

812-648-2810

39

Harrison-Crawford SF

812-738-7694

40

Jackson-Washington SF

812-358-2160

41

Martin SF

812-247-3491

42

Morgan-Monroe SF

765-342-4026 812-829-2462

43

Owen-Putnam SF

44

Pike SF

812-367-1524

45

Selmier SF

812-346-2286

46

Starve Hollow SRA

812-358-3464

47

Yellowwood SF

812-988-7945

48

Hoosier National Forest

812-275-5987

49

Big Oaks NWR

812-273-0783

50

Muscatatuck NWR

812-522-4352

51

Patoka River NWR

812-749-3199

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LA PORTE

Temporary coverage for vacant districts at: wildlife.IN.gov/2716.htm 1. District 1 Bob Porch 8163 Oak Tree Drive Rensselaer, IN  47978 (219) 285-2704 2. District 2 Linda Byer Kankakee FWA 4320 W. Toto Road North Judson, IN 46366 (574) 896-3572 3. District 3 Jason Wade J. Edward Roush Lake 517 N. Warren Road Huntington, IN 46750 (260) 468-2515 4. District 4 Tom Hewitt North Region Headquarters 1124 N. Mexico Road Peru, IN 46970 (765) 473-9324 5. District 5 Kent Hanauer Wilbur Wright FWA 2239 N. SR 103 New Castle, IN 47362 (765) 529-6319

6. District 6 Dean Zimmerman Prophetstown State Park 4112 E. SR 225 West Lafayette, IN 47906 (765) 567-2152 7. District 7 Rick Peercy Prophetstown State Park 4112 E. SR 225 West Lafayette, IN 47906 (765) 567-2152 8. District 8 Vacant Atterbury FWA PO Box 3000 7970 S. Rowe St. Edinburgh, IN 46124 (812) 526-4891 9. District 9 Vacant 14619 W SR 48 Jasonville, IN 47438 (812) 665-9384 10. District 10 Shannon Winks Driftwood Fish Hatchery 4931 S 250 W Vallonia, IN 47281 (812) 358-2253

11. District 11 Nate Yazel Wilbur Wright FWA 2239 N SR 103 New Castle, IN 47362 (765) 529-6319 12. District 12 Bob Montgomery Glendale FWA 6001 E 600 S Montgomery, IN 47558 (812) 644-7382 13. District 13 Mark Bennett 562 DNR Road Mitchell, IN 47446 (812) 849-4586 14. District 14 Chris Grauel Crosley FWA 2010 S SR 3 North Vernon, IN 47265 (812) 352-8486 15. District 15 Jeff Thompson Sugar Ridge FWA 2310 E. SR 364 Winslow, IN 47598 (812) 789-2724

JASPER

NEWTON

POSEY

TIPPECANOE

2. District 2 Headquarters 1353 S. Governors Drive Columbia City, IN 46725 (260) 244-3720 3. District 3 Headquarters 4112 E SR 225 West Lafayette, IN 47906 (765) 567-7859

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6. District 6 Headquarters P.O. Box 266 Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 988-9761

MIAMI WABASH

6

PARKE

BOONE

CLAY

KNOX

DAVIESS

12 PIKE

8. District 8 Headquarters 3084 N. Dillard Road Birdseye, IN 47513 (812) 685-2498

MONROE

MARTIN

10. District 10 Headquarters 100 W. Water St. Michigan City, IN 46360 (219) 879-5710

JASPER

CRAWFORD

PUTNAM

POSEY

VANDERBURGH

CLARK

ELKHART

1

NOBLE

KOSCIUSKO

CASS

MIAMI WABASH

BOONE

HENDRICKS

MONROE

4

MADISON

HAMILTON

2013-2014 INDIANA HUNTING & TRAPPING GUIDE

RANDOLPH HENRY

6

RUSH

JOHNSON

WAYNE

FAYETTE UNION

9

SHELBY

FRANKLIN

BROWN BARTHOLOMEW DECATUR

8

SCOTT CLARK

FLOYD

DEARBORN

RIPLEY

JACKSON

HARRISON PERRY

JAY

HANCOCK

MARION

WASHINGTON

SPENCER

ADAMS

DELAWARE

JEFFERSON

CRAWFORD

WELLS

BLACKFORD

TIPTON

JENNINGS

ORANGE

DEKALB

GRANT

MARTIN

DUBOIS

2

HUNTINGTON

HOWARD CLINTON

STEUBEN

ALLEN

WHITLEY

GREENE

WARRICK

LAGRANGE

FULTON

MORGAN

OWEN

OHIO

SWITZERLAND

SCOTT

MARSHALL

PULASKI

CLAY

PIKE

DEARBORN

FLOYD

ST. JOSEPH

STARKE

3

7

FRANKLIN

DECATUR

HARRISON

PERRY

FOUNTAIN MONTGOMERY

DAVIESS

FAYETTE UNION

JEFFERSON

WASHINGTON

LAWRENCE

GIBSON

SHELBY

CARROLL

SULLIVAN

11

BARTHOLOMEW

13

DUBOIS

10

5

RANDOLPH

WAYNE

RUSH

JACKSON

PORTER

KNOX

7. District 7 Headquarters 2310 E. SR 364 Winslow, IN 47598 (812) 789-9538

5

10 14

LAWRENCE ORANGE

WARREN

VIGO

JAY

RIPLEY

SPENCER

PARKE

BLACKFORD

HANCOCK

JOHNSON

BROWN

TIPPECANOE

9. District 9 Headquarters 1387 E US. 50 Versailles, IN 47042 (812) 689-4370

ADAMS

JENNINGS

BENTON

V E R M I L L I O N

WELLS

MADISON DELAWARE

HAMILTON

8

MORGAN OWEN

15 WARRICK

NEWTON

HUNTINGTON

GRANT

TIPTON

MARION

GREENE

LAKE

ALLEN

HENRY HENDRICKS

PUTNAM

9

VANDERBURGH

7

CLINTON

FOUNTAIN MONTGOMERY

SULLIVAN

GIBSON

DEKALB

WHITLEY

HOWARD

VIGO

3

NOBLE

4

CASS

STEUBEN

CARROLL

WARREN

V E R M I L L I O N

LAGRANGE

FULTON

WHITE

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

KOSCIUSKO

2

WHITE

BENTON

Contact DNR Law Enforcement Central Dispatch (24 hours) to report violations or if you need assistance from an Indiana Conservation Officer. Call 1-800-TIP-IDNR to report any poaching activities.

1. District 1 Headquarters 9822 N. Turkey Creek Road Syracuse, IN 46567 (574) 457-8092

MARSHALL

PULASKI

1

DNR Law Enforcement Districts

4. District 4 Headquarters 3734 Mounds Road Anderson, IN 46017 (765) 649-1062

ELKHART

STARKE

LA PORTE

Central Dispatch 4850 S SR 446 Bloomington, IN 47401 (812) 837-9536

ST. JOSEPH

PORTER

LAKE

OHIO SWITZERLAND


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