FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Indiana offers a variety of hunting opportunities throughout the state with maps to stake out where to hunt, but do Hoosiers know what’s available to hunt?
In the state of Indiana, a license is required for any hunting or fishing. The annual license and stamp privileges are valid from April 1 of the current year until March 31 of the following year. Licenses are required based on the weapon used in the hunt as well as what you may be hunting, with combination licenses also available.
Here’s what you can hunt in Indiana, with the proper licensing;
- Furbearers, which include; beaver, coyote, gray fox, long-tailed weasel, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, red fox, river otter, and striped skunk
- Squirrels, which include; fox, gray, and American red squirrels.
- Wild Turkeys
- Migratory game birds, which include; ducks, mergansers, coots, geese, doves, woodcock, sora, and snipe
As for where to hunt in Indiana, the map below shows Hoosiers what spots are available to the public. Residents can also designate their land to be part of the Indiana Private Lands Access (IPLA) Program, which gives public access to private lands for hunters with proper licensing. All IPLA hunts are administered based on the reserved hunt draw program.
For more information on licensing and sport, head to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website.