DNR Takes Applications Through August for Reserved Hunts


Applications will be accepted until the end of August for reserved hunts in the state of Indiana.

The Department of Natural Resources is promoting their online application system to be considered in the selection lottery to be able to hunt the state’s public land areas. Reserved hunts act as a way to draw down animal populations in addition to the regular hunting season.

To apply for consideration, the DNR says you should provide evidence of a hunting license for a specific animal species, the land you wish to hunt, and contact information. The state says they will give selection preference to hunters that have completed a safety education course.

Demand is considered relatively high to take advantage of the 2.4-percent of Indiana’s land base for hunting. In the immediate area, the Indiana Dunes State Park and the Tippecanoe River State Park are available for hunting.

Applications will be accepted until August 22nd. They are being accepted for deer hunts, youth deer hunts, pheasant draws, dove hunts, and wild turkey. Pheasant is also on the list.