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Online applications now open for reserved hunts

Online applications now open for reserved hunts

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Since July 1, hunters can apply online for a reserved hunt for deer, waterfowl, pheasant and doves. The online method is the only way to apply.

Applicants must possess a hunting license valid for the hunt for which they are applying, and applications must be completed by the deadline. Hunters will be selected through a random computerized drawing. An email will be sent to applicants when results are posted. A link to view drawing results will be posted within two weeks after application deadline.

Dove Hunt Draw: Application must be completed by July 29.

Applicants may select desired date and property. Due to inclement spring weather, other crops may have been planted in place of or along with sunflowers. Participating Fish & Wildlife Areas include Atterbury, Jasper-Pulaski, Kankakee, Kingsbury, Pigeon River, Blue Grass and Winamac.  Waterfowl Hunt Draw: Application must be completed by Sept. 16.

Participating Fish & Wildlife Areas include Goose Pond, Hovey Lake, Kankakee, Kingsbury, LaSalle and Willow Slough. Province Pond Wetland Conservation Area and Monroe Lake will also be participating. Deer Hunt Draw: Application must be completed by Aug. 26.

Participating properties include Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area, Fairbanks Landing Fish & Wildlife Area, Tern Bar Slough Wildlife Diversity Conservation Area, Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.

—Military/Refuge Firearm, Primitive and Archery Deer Hunt Draw: Application must be completed by Aug. 26.

Hunts on military/refuge properties may be canceled at any time. Properties participating include Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.

—Youth Firearm Deer Hunt at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge: Application must be completed by Aug. 26.

—Pheasant Hunt Draw: Application must be completed by Sept. 16. Adults should not apply for the Nov. 2 hunt, as it is reserved for youth (ages 17 and younger) only.

Only one application per hunt is allowed. No changes can be made once the application is submitted.

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