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The application period for the Hunters Helping Farmers Program will be active each year from July 1 through August 30.
The Hunters Helping Farmers Program is a service provided by the Division of Fish and Wildlife that, makes lists of hunters (willing to harvest antlerless deer) available to landowners that are wanting to increase deer harvest on their property, but who are having difficulty in finding hunters on their own. There is no guarantee that you will be contacted, but we thank you in advance for wanting to be part of a very important service that we provide to our Hoosier farmers and landowners.
Deer hunters who would like to help remove antlerless deer from private property during the regular deer hunting seasons can complete the application form below to have their name added to the Hunters Helping Farmers list. Each hunter will be able to select up to two counties that they would be willing to hunt in. If a hunter submits more than one application, only the first will be utilized for the Hunters Helping Farmers program. Landowners or farmers who feel they need additional antlerless deer hunting efforts will then be able to contact their District Wildlife Biologist and request a list of hunters who indicated that they would be willing to hunt the private property in that county and harvest one or more antlerless deer. It is then up to the farmer to review the information each hunter submitted on their application and contact the hunters of their choosing.
Only one party entry is allowed per e-mail address.
In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, Indiana DNR will not allow children under the age of 13 to sign up for the Hunters Helping Farmers program due to the fact that DNR will disclose the information collected to a third party (farmers) without direct prior consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian.