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Reserved Hunt Information

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Basics

What do I need to apply?

  • A valid hunting license for the species you intend to hunt for that season/equipment.
  • A valid email address for confirmation of application submission.

How do I know if my application is complete?

  • You will receive a confirmation email sent to the email address you provided.
  • After you have submitted your application, PRINT or SAVE your confirmation page. Once you have applied, you can double-check if the application was submitted successfully by logging back into the reserved hunt system. If a hunt choice is still in the drop-down box, you did not successfully apply. The system will not allow you to apply for the same hunt more than once. So, if the hunt shows up in your drop-down box, then you need to apply.
  • The website will have you add the hunt you apply for to the "Shopping Cart," and you will be asked to "Check Out" and "Place Order, even though there is no fee. You will need to place your order in the cart to submit your application.

Other Important Information

  • Once you have submitted your hunt application, you cannot change it. If you need to update your contact information, you may do so by logging into the reserved hunt system.

Results

  • Hunters will be selected through a random computerized drawing.
  • An email will be sent to applicants who are drawn, as well as those who are not drawn, once the draw has been completed.
  • Results are available within two weeks after the application period has closed.
  • To view draw hunt results, go to: https://secure.in.gov/apps/dnr/portal/#/home and click the link to see the status of your reserved hunt registrations or login to your account and view your Hunt Registrations in your online dashboard. The link from the home page will only show hunts that you registered for when the date of the hunt is still upcoming. Logging in to your account online is required for you to see the full history of your past hunt registrations (previous years).

Hunts Currently Taking Applications or Opening Soon

Hunters may only apply for one of the below opportunities listed.

SPRING TURKEY

Reserved spring turkey hunt applications open on Jan. 4 and close Feb. 22 for the properties listed below. No late entries will be accepted. The online method is the only way to apply. Click here to begin your application and have your Customer ID handy. Applicants must possess a hunting license that is valid for the hunt for which they are applying. Even though there is no fee to apply, you must still add the registration to the cart, “Proceed to Checkout,” and “Place Order”. Applicants must place an order to complete the application process.

Non-hunting partners who plan to call in turkeys must be properly licensed. Draw result notifications will be emailed within two weeks after the application deadline. All regulations and bag limits apply.

Fish & Wildlife Areas
If drawn, you may bring one non-hunting partner to your hunt at a fish & wildlife area.

The properties below are holding reserved turkey draws for the following dates: 4/21-4/23, 4/24-4/25, 4/26-4/28, 4/29-5/1, 5/2-5/4, 5/5-5/7, 5/8-5/9

  • Aukiki Wetland Conservation Area
  • Jasper-Pulaski FWA
  • J.E. Roush Lake FWA
  • Kingsbury FWA
  • LaSalle FWA
  • Pigeon River FWA
  • Tri-County FWA
  • Willow Slough FWA
  • Winamac FWA

The properties below are holding draws for the following dates:  4/21-4/23, 4/24-4/25

  • Atterbury FWA
  • Crosley FWA
  • Deer Creek FWA
  • Fairbanks Landing FWA
  • Glendale FWA
  • Goose Pond FWA
  • Hillenbrand FWA
  • Hovey Lake FWA
  • Sugar Ridge

State Reservoirs
Mississinewa Lake is holding draws for the following dates: 4/21-4/23, 4/24-4/25, 4/26-4/28, 4/29-5/1, 5/2-5/4, 5/5-5/7, 5/8-5/9

Salamonie Lake is holding draws for the following dates: 4/21-4/23, 4/24-4/26, 4/27-4/29, 4/30-5/2, 5/3-5/5, 5/6-5/9

If drawn for a State Reservoir hunt, you may bring non-hunting partners with you.

Private Lands Access
Indiana Private Lands Access (IPLA) is offering limited turkey hunts on private property. Turkey hunt draws will be for the following dates: 4/21-4/25, 4/26-5/2, and 5/3-5/9.  Read more about the IPLA program.

Youth hunters can apply for IPLA draws for Apr. 17-18. Youth hunt applicants must be 17 or younger to apply. Parents can enter the youth’s information into the system for them. Youth hunters must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult who is at least 18 years of age. There can only be one firearm or set of archery equipment in the field and only the drawn hunter can harvest a turkey.

National Wildlife Refuges (NWR)
Big Oaks NWR is holding draws for 4/21-4/23 and 4/24-4/26.  Successfully drawn individuals may bring one partner, who is also allowed to hunt, with them.

Muscatatuck NWR is holding draws for the following dates: 4/21-4/22, 4/23-4/24, 4/25-4/26

Muscatatuck NWR is holding a draw for youth hunters for the following dates: 4/17-4/18

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