Celebrate like it’s 1916 with a trip to an Indiana State Park this weekend. In honor of their centennial celebration, the DNR is rolling back entrance fees to 10-cents per person on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. That’s how much gate admission cost in 1916. Continue reading
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the Tuesday afternoon drowning death of a fisherman in Lake Maxinkuckee. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is forming a partnership that looks to encourage more Hoosiers to enroll in boater education courses.
A Wednesday afternoon attempt by Knox Police to stop the driver of a stolen car turned into a high-speed chase and a manhunt. Officers tried to stop a black Honda Civic, driven by 27-year-old Daniel Allen of Winamac in the Water Street area, but he refused to cooperate. Continue reading
Certain downed, dead trees at Tippecanoe River State Park are available for public cutting and removal through mid-March.
Park staff are dropping hazardous trees and those damaged by the emerald ash borer (EAB) insect and placing them where the public can come in, cut them up and haul them away for use as firewood. The park is charging $10 per pickup load, and all proceeds will be used to enhance the natural areas of Tippecanoe River State Park. Continue reading
Sign ups are underway for an upcoming DNR Hunter Safety Class. It’s open to Indiana residents of all ages and will cover hunter heritage, firearm history and safety, hunter responsibility, wildlife conservation and management and game care. Continue reading
This is the busiest hunting weekend of the year, according to the DNR. Tens of thousands of hunters are taking to the woods for deer firearm season. It opens today and continues through Sunday, Nov. 29th. Continue reading
Tippecanoe River State Park in Winamac is among several facilities scheduled to close next week for the first of two planned deer reduction hunts this season. Others include Clifty Falls, Fort Harrison, Harmonie, Lincoln, McCormick’s Creek, Ouabachie, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Prophetstown, Shades, Shakamak, Turkey Run and Whitewater Memorial. Continue reading
Conservation officers responding to a report of poaching in progress at a state property issued multiple citations to four Indianapolis men. Continue reading
Deer hunting season is officially underway in Indiana. Today marks the start of archery season, which runs through Jan. 3, 2016. All hunters must have a license and must use legal archery equipment as defined by the DNR. These include long bows, compound bows or recurve bows and arrows. The bow must have a pull of at least 35 pounds. Arrows must be tipped with broadheads that are metal, metal-edged or napped flint; chert or obsidian. Continue reading
Hunting is growing in popularity among women nationwide and in Indiana, according to officials with the Department of Natural Resources. They say the number of hunting licenses sold to women increased by 93 percent from 2006 to 2014. During that same time period the number of female youth hunters skyrocketed 114 percent. Continue reading
The Department of Natural Resources had to restrict motorboat traffic from certain public freshwater lakes in Northern Indian due to the abundance of summer storms. The DNR created a web page with boating advisories to keep boating public and lakefront property owners informed of current restrictions or closures. Continue reading
Indiana Conservation Officers will be on the lookout for people drinking and boating this weekend on Indiana waterways. They are taking part in a national Operation Dry Water weekend enforcement campaign. The effort focuses on deterring boaters from operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Continue reading
Indiana residents will soon be able to cut firewood in certain portions of Indiana State Forests.
The Department of Natural Resources says permit holders can begin cutting the firewood on July 1st. The tool is designed to allow Hoosiers to heat their homes and reduce their utility bills.
Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Area officials in North Judson have closed Ten Mile Road in Starke County until further notice due to soggy conditions. DNR officials advise other property roads could be closed as well to protect levees from damage. More rain is in the forecast through the weekend. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is encouraging hiking, riding, and other activities next weekend.
Saturday June 6th is National Trails Day and the DNR is celebrating by offering clean-ups, hikes, and other events at several state parks. The state is largely using the event to open several trails at a park in Indianapolis, but events are still being offered around Indiana.
The state of Indiana will be allowing those without a fishing license the opportunity to cast into public waterways.
Normally, anglers would need a license or a trout/salmon stamp in order to fish in Indiana. The state’s Free Fishing Day, however, will take place on Saturday. Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish for the day.
It will cost you a little bit more to enter an Indiana state park or state forest this season.
Operating costs have increased which has caused the increase in gate fees. The entrance to most state parks and three state forest recreation areas will increase from $5.00 per in-state vehicle to $7.00. Many activities offered are free after paying the gate fee.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources may be providing easier access to information.
A mobile “app” that the DNR oversees for mobile devices has been redesigned for both Apple and Android operating systems. The remake comes after the previous “app” was launched in 2011. According to the DNR, the previous application was downloaded almost 33-thousand times.
A Villa Park, Ill. man who wrecked his all-terrain vehicle Saturday evening in Marshall County has died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Continue reading