Indiana Hunting News

Licenses Now Available Online
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources and accessIndiana, the state's official web site, have teamed up to offer all Indiana resident and non-resident hunting, trapping and fishing licenses on-line. Trout/salmon, waterfowl and game bird stamps are also available on DNR's web site. There is a "convenience" charge of $1.00 and a processing fee for ordering Indiana licenses on-line.
Applications for Controlled Deer Reduction Hunts
Applications are available to participate in a controlled deer herd reduction in 13 Indiana state parks. The reduction will take place on November 19 & 20 and December 3 & 4. Thirteen state parks and one nature preserve are included in the herd reduction this year. The state parks are Brown County, Chain O?Lakes, Charlestown, Clifty Falls, Harmonie, Indiana Dunes, Lincoln, Pokagon, Shades, Tippecanoe River, Turkey Run, Versailles and Whitewater. Twin Swamps Nature Preserve will also conduct a herd reduction.
Increased License Fees Proposed
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is faced with a tough decision. The costs for maintaining important wildlife and fishing programs are beginning to outpace the revenue coming in to pay for the programs. To keep up with the cost of providing fish and wildlife services, the DNR is proposing an increase in license fees that would be implemented in 2002. Resident hunting, fishing and trapping license fees were last raised in 1988.