Indiana to Hold Deer Hunts at Big Chapman and Little Chapman Nature Preserves

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The Department of Natural Resources is planning a management deer hunt at Big Chapman Lake Nature Preserve and Little Chapman Lake Nature Preserve and Wildlife Diversity Area.

Deer numbers are excessively high at both locations and over-browsing by deer threatens the long-term health of the properties. These adjacent properties are just north of Warsaw in Kosciusko County.

The hunts will be Nov. 1-28 and Dec. 4-Jan. 2. The properties are not being opened to hunting in general. Hunting will be for deer only and limited to archery equipment.

Participating hunters will be selected by drawing for one of four two-week time slots. No more than 10 hunters will be given permits to hunt on the 298 acres of DNR property at any one time.

Future management hunts will be based on the results of this year's hunt.

Hunters can obtain an application one of two ways.

1) Write to:
Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area
8432 North 850 East
Syracuse, IN 46567

2) Call (574) 834-4461

Applications are due by Oct. 13. The drawing will be Oct. 15.