Apply for reserved hunts now!

It’s not too early to think about hunting season as online applications for reserved hunts at DNR properties are now being accepted.

From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

Hunters may apply for a reserved hunt online by visiting http://www.indianaoutdoor.in.gov/ and clicking on the “Register for a Reserved Hunt” link, beginning July 1. The online method is the only way to apply.

All applicants must possess a valid hunting license for the hunt for which they apply. All applications must be completed by the application deadline to be eligible for the drawing. Hunters will be selected through a random drawing. All drawing results will be posted at http://www.wildlife.in.gov/ within a week after application deadlines.

  • Dove Hunt Draw
    Online application must be completed by July 31
  • Military/Refuge Firearm and Archery Deer Hunt Draw
    Online application must be completed by Aug. 28. Hunts on Military/Refuge properties may be cancelled at any time.
  • State Park Deer Reduction Hunts
    Online application must be completed by Aug. 28
  • Youth Firearm Deer Hunt at Muscatatuck National Widlife Refuge
    Online application must be completed by Aug. 28
  • Pheasant Hunt Draw
    Online application must be completed by Oct. 2. Adults should not apply for the Nov. 25 hunt. Nov. 25 is reserved for youth (17 and younger) only.

Applications for waterfowl draw hunts begin in late August. Pheasant put-and-take and state park goose will be available in September.

For more information on military/refuge hunt opportunities, call (812) 334-3795 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays.

More information is available in the Hunting & Trapping Guide online at http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/5834.htm.

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