Saturday, July 6, 2013

Upcoming Hunt Drawings Indiana

DRAW FOR INDIANA HUNT
Dove Draw Hunt
  • Applications accepted online July 1 - 28, 2013. 
  • Don't forget, hunters must possess a Game Bird Habitat Stamp when hunting doves (those that have lifetime comprehensive hunting licenses or resident youth hunt/trap licenses do not need to purchase the stamp, since it's included in those licenses).
  • Non-toxic shot is required at all DNR properties, including reservoir properties.
  • Properties: Bluegrass, Jasper-Pulaski, J. E. Roush Lake, Kankakee, Kingsbury, LaSalle, Pigeon River, Willow Slough, and Winamac FWAs, and Mississinewa and Salamonie Reservoirs.
  • Applicants may choose the property, but dates (typically Sept. 1 or 2, except at Bluegrass FWA) will be assigned to successful applicants.
  • Successful applicants may bring one hunting partner.
  • Draw results will be posted online at least one week after the deadline to apply.
Military/Refuge Firearm Deer Draw Hunt
  • Applications accepted online July 1 - August 25, 2013.
  • Applicants do not have to enter their hunting partner’s information online and do not choose dates (dates are randomly assigned). Successful applicants are allowed to bring one hunting partner.
  • Available propertie choices are:
    • Big Oaks, Big Oaks (primitive muzzleloader only), Camp Atterbury JMTC, Naval Support Activity - Crane, and Muscatatuck (muzzleloader only).
  • **Any military area deer hunt may be cancelled or rescheduled upon short notice. No hunt fee refunds will be given if a hunt is cancelled or rescheduled.
  • Handguns are not permitted on any military area.
  • Successful applicants will receive more information regarding their hunt once the draw results are posted. There will be a link to a document with the information. 
  • Draw results will be posted online at least one week after the deadline to apply.
Military/Refuge Archery Deer Draw Hunt
  • Applications accepted online July 1 - August 25, 2013.
  • Applicants do not have to enter their hunting partner’s information online and do not choose dates (dates are randomly assigned). Successful applicants are allowed to bring one hunting partner.
  • Available property: Big Oaks.
  • **Any military area deer hunt may be cancelled or rescheduled upon short notice. No hunt fee refunds will be given if a hunt is cancelled or rescheduled.
  • Handguns are not permitted on any military area.
  • Successful applicants will receive more information regarding their hunt once the draw results are posted. There will be a link to a document with the information. 
  • Draw results will be posted online at least one week after the deadline to apply
State Park Deer Reduction Draw Hunt
  • Applications typically accepted online July - August.
  • Applicants are allowed to apply for themselves, and up to two hunting partners.
  • If applicants wish to apply with a hunting partner(s), the primary applicant must have their partner’s hunting license number and date-of-birth when applying. Applicants must be 18 years of age by the date of the first hunt, and must possess the proper licenses to hunt deer in order to apply. Once you have submitted your application online, you cannot change your information.
  • Each applicant may only appear on one application per hunt (i.e., you cannot be listed as a primary applicant AND a buddy for the same hunt).
  • Preference will be given to those who have successfully completed a Hunter Education course. Hunter Education or International Bowhunter Education courses are required for archery hunts (Clifty Falls and Fort Harrison).
  • Draw results will be posted online after September 9.
  • For successful applicants, deer harvested at a State Park Reduction Hunt are in addition to regular deer season bag limits. You do not need to purchase additional licenses to harvest deer if participating in the reduction hunt. For questions regarding State Park Deer Reduction Hunts, please contact State Parks and Reservoirs at (317) 232-4200.
Pheasant Draw Hunt
  • Applications accepted online July 1 - September 29, 2013
  • Applicants do not choose a property, only a date. Properties are assigned to successful applicants.
  • Available hunt dates are:
    • Nov. 8, 9, 13, 16, 20, 24, 29 (YOUTH ONLY DAY; 17 and younger), Dec. 7, 14, and 21.
  • **Pheasant draw hunts are held at Game Bird Habitat Areas, which are located in Benton, Newton and White counties.
  • If you are selected to hunt at a Game Bird Area, you must fill out and return the survey form supplied, even if you do not show up on the day of the hunt. If you do not return the survey form, you may jeopardize your participation in future hunts.
  • Successful applicants may bring up to two hunting partners.
Deer Creek FWA Deer Hunt
  • Applications accepted online July 1 - Aug 15.
  • Applicants can choose up to three hunt dates. Most hunt dates are four-day hunts.
  • Available hunt dates are:
    • Oct. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, Nov. 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-Dec. 2, 6-9, 13-16, and 20-22.
  • Applicants must possess a license to hunt deer in order to apply.
  • Successfully drawn applicants are allowed to bring one hunting partner.
  • Results will be posted online at least one week after the deadline to apply.
Deer Creek FWA Rabbit and Quail Hunt
  • Applications accepted online July 1 - Aug 15.
  • Applicants must possess a license to hunt small game in order to apply.
  • Applicants can choose up to three hunt dates. All hunts are one-day hunts, Saturday only, from 9 AM to 4 PM (EST).
  • Available hunt dates are:
    • Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, and 21.
  • Successfully drawn applicants are allowed to bring one hunting partner.
Youth Firearm Deer Hunt at Muscatatuck NWR
  • Applications accepted online July 1 - Aug 25.
  • Youth must be 15 or younger on the date of the hunt and accompanied by a mentor, defined as a licensed hunter, 18 or older.
  • Hunt dates will be during the special youth deer season (Sept 28 & 29). 
  • Results will be posted online at least one week after the deadline to apply.