Online Reserved-Hunt applications now available from DNR

Image courtesy of Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Image courtesy of Indiana Department of Natural Resources

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reports that hunters may now apply for a reserved hunt online at http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2344.htm.

According to the DNR, all applicants must possess a valid hunting license for the species they’d like to hunt with all applications completed by the application deadline to be eligible for the drawing.  Hunters are to be selected through a random drawing with all drawing results to be posted online within a week after application deadlines.

The online method is the only way to apply.

  • Dove Hunt Draw Online application must be completed by July 27.  Available properties for 2015 are Blue Grass, Jasper-Pulaski, Kankakee, Kingsbury, Pigeon River, Willow Slough, and Winamac Fish & Wildlife Areas, and Salamonie Lake.  Due to flooding during the sunflower growing season, J.E. Roush Lake, LaSalle and Willow Slough will not be in the 2015 draw.
  • Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) Deer Hunt Online application must be completed by Aug. 17.
  • Deer Creek FWA Upland Hunt Online application must be completed by Aug. 17
  • Military/Refuge Firearm and Archery Deer Hunt Draw Online application must be completed by Aug. 24. Hunts on military/refuge properties may be canceled at any time.
  • State Park Deer Reduction Hunts Online application must be completed by Aug. 24.
  • Youth Firearm Deer Hunt at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge Online application must be completed by Aug. 24.
  • T.C. Steele Firearm Deer Hunt Online application must be completed by Aug. 24.
  • Pheasant Hunt Draw Online application must be completed by Sept. 28. Adults should not apply for the Nov. 7 hunt. Nov. 7 is reserved for youth (17 and younger) only.

Applications for waterfowl draw hunts begin in late August. Pheasant put-and-take and state park goose will be available in September.

To view all DNR news releases, please see http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/