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Gun range construction will begin this month at Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area in the field off the State Road 243 parking lot. The parking lot, access road and field will be off-limits to all users and activities (hunting, fishing, bird watching, dog walking, mushroom hunting, nature walks, etc.). Only authorized staff and crew will be permitted entrance.
This is for your safety and the safety of the construction workers and will be an active construction zone. The gun range should be completed late fall this year and it will be a public gun range. We are excited to be able to bring this opportunity to our community, so please bear with us until the project is completed.
Please see the map for the temporary safety zone. We apologize for any inconvenience this may create. Parking will still be permitted in the parking lot off S. County Road 250 W. for the southern part of the property.
For more information, call (765) 653-0453, or stop by
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. for questions.
The public will not be permitted to enter or traverse through the safety zone, for any activities. Parking will be prohibited at the State Road 243 parking lot. Please park in the lot off S. County Road 250 W. to access the property. Thank you for your cooperation!
Possession of the land which comprises Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area began in 2010 with a transfer of 1,962 acres from the Putnamville Correctional Facility to the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish & Wildlife. After 2010 several more parcels were added to Deer Creek, bringing the current total to 2,142 acres. The property is comprised of rolling interspersed agriculture and mature oak-hickory woods. A four-acre pond on the north portion offers fishing for bass, bluegill and catfish. Deer Creek winds through the south portion of the property, with a low-head dam, iron bridge and a concrete creek crossing. A smaller, unnamed creek crosses the north portion of the property.
NO Camping and NO Swimming Allowed.
Please Read and Obey All Signs.
Follow All State Laws and Regulations
In addition to state fish and wildlife laws, this property is governed by posted regulations affecting the public use of lands and facilities owned, leased or licensed by the Department of Natural Resources. The property is open to public access 7 days a week during daylight hours only. Nighttime property use is not permitted.
Permits In addition to a hunting and/or fishing license the following permits are required: