Indiana Hunting News

February Indiana Canada Goose Season to Continue

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is again offering a late season for hunting Canada geese.

The season runs Feb. 1-15 in the following 30 counties: Steuben, LaGrange, Elkhart, St. Joseph, La Porte, Starke, Marshall, Kosciusko, Noble, DeKalb, Allen, Whitley, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, Vermillion, Parke, Vigo, Clay, Sullivan, and Greene.

Indiana DNR: Hunters Asked to Complete Online State Forest Survey

Hunters can help monitor the abundance and distribution of deer and other wildlife species in State Forests by completing an online survey after each hunting trip to a State Forest this year.

“Hunters are uniquely skilled observers in the outdoors and are in a position to provide feedback that can help us better manage the resources of our State Forests,” said John Seifert, director of the DNR Division of Forestry.

Indiana DNR 21 State Parks to Close for Deer Reductions

Standby drawings available at 4 parks

Select Indiana state parks will close temporarily for two rounds of controlled deer reduction hunts in the coming weeks.

The first reduction is Nov. 14-15. The second round is Nov. 28-29. The participating parks will close to the general public the evening before each of the two efforts and will re-open the morning after each two-day reduction.

Hearings Set for Proposed Possession Limit Changes in Indiana

The Natural Resources Commission will conduct two public hearings on proposed changes to clear up ambiguity regarding possession limits for legally taken fish and wildlife that have a bag limit, without adversely affecting wildlife species or unnecessarily encumbering legal anglers and hunters.

Youth Rabbit Hunt at Salamonie Lake, Indiana, Oct. 29

DNR staff from Salamonie Lake and the Indiana Beaglers Alliance invite youth between ages 11 and 17 to participate in a special rabbit hunt Oct. 29 at Salamonie Lake.

Landowners in Indiana Can Partner with Hunters to Control Deer

Landowners experiencing deer damage to crops, forest regeneration or landscaping can get help from hunters in protecting their property through the DNR’s Hunters Helping Farmers program.

In order to minimize such damage, the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife recommends that such landowners start a hunting program during the regular deer hunting seasons, which are quickly approaching. Archery season has already begun, and firearms season begins Nov. 12.

Historic Bridge Dedicated at Charlestown State Park, Indiana Today

Now there’s a dry way to get to one of the most historic and scenic spots in Charlestown State Park, thanks to the relocation of a historic bridge that was officially opened and dedicated this morning.

Muskies to Be Stocked in Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indiana

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will introduce muskellunge, commonly called muskies, to the 1,350-acre reservoir late this fall. Muskies are popular sport fish native to Indiana, yet there are limited opportunities to fish for them in the central part of the state. Stocking muskie in Eagle Creek Reservoir is intended to  provide anglers with a unique sport fishing opportunity while using the abundant population of gizzard shad. 

Indiana Offers Venison Workshops in September

Indiana DNR's Division of Fish & Wildlife is partnering with the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in sponsoring venison workshops in September.

A deer will be skinned, butchered, and prepared in a variety of ways to taste, during each workshop. Food safety and handling procedures, as well as an update on deer health issues will be presented.

Dates and locations are listed below. Register by calling the appropriate phone number.

Indiana Youth Day at the Range - June 19th

This year's Youth Day at the Range at J. Edward Roush Fish & Wildlife Area is June 19, 9 a.m. to noon.

The day includes basic gun safety, shotguns and clay targets, rifle shooting, an archery demonstration, instruction in the use of deer, turkey, duck and goose calls, door prizes, and a free lunch.

Reserve a spot by calling (260) 468-2165 before June 12.

Sponsors include Roush FWA, Lime City Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited, Flint Springs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Huntington County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.