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Fish & Wildlife Property Advisories

Atterbury FWA advisories

  • During mid- to late spring 2021, Coyote Marsh will be lowered and drained to replace an aging and failing water structure. Until repairs are made and water levels return, that impoundment will be closed to fishing.
  • Properties are operating hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Blue Grass FWA advisories

  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Chinook FWA advisories

  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Crosley FWA advisories

  • Properties are continuing to operate hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.
  • The bridge crossing on River Road at the Muscatatuck River is closed for an indefinite period of time; however, you can still access the western side of the property (including the shooting range) by taking Highway 3 north to County Road 25W, keeping left onto County Road 115 South then turning back south on County Road 75W. For more information, contact Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area at 812-346-5596.

Deer Creek FWA advisories

  • Properties are continuing to operate hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Fairbanks Landing FWA advisories

  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Glendale FWA advisories

  • Dogwood Lake Creel Survey: An angler creel survey is being conducted at Dogwood Lake this year to assist with management of the lake's fisheries. DNR will evaluate the fish species anglers are targeting, time spent fishing, catches, and the size and numbers of fish harvested. This survey will also evaluate the status of the test crappie size limit. The survey is scheduled to begin March 1 and run through Oct. 31. A DNR employee will be interviewing anglers at the main boat ramp throughout the season. The clerk will also be counting anglers at some of the property ponds throughout the work shift. For questions, or if you are interested in applying for the creel clerk position, please contact the District 5 Fisheries Biologist at 812-287-8306 or email Dave Kittaka, dkittaka@dnr.IN.gov.
  • Properties are operating hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Goose Pond FWA advisories

  • Properties are operating hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Hillenbrand FWA advisories

  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Hovey Lake FWA advisories

  • Properties are continuing to operate hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

J.E. Roush Lake FWA advisories

  • Extensive rains have led to flooding at J.E. Roush Lake FWA, affecting recreational access. The following areas have been closed indefinitely until flooding recedes:
    • Kil-So-Quah campground
    • The north boat ramp (alternative access point: south boat ramp, off Division Road, south of lake)
    • Some roads and gates near the river. Avoid the area north of the intersection of 100 S and 300 E
  • Properties are continuing to operate hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Jasper-Pulaski FWA advisories

  • Properties are continuing to operate hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Kankakee FWA advisories

  • Properties are continuing to operate hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Kingsbury FWA advisories

  • Properties are continuing to operate hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.
  • Beginning March 1, a gate will prevent access to Kingsbury FWA via the Hupp Road entrance. The gate will limit traffic through the property to the industrial park and preserve the property’s quality for wildlife and visitors.

LaSalle FWA advisories

  • Properties are continuing to operate hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.
  • Beginning mid-to-late March, tree work will take place on the Black Oak Bayou river levee. When work begins, all recreation along the river levee will be temporarily suspended. This closure will last 1-2 days. All other areas within the rest of Black Oak Bayou and LaSalle Fish & Wildlife Area will remain open during this project.
  • Badal Wetland Conservation Area (WCA) will now be known as LaSalle FWA-East Unit. The renaming will simplify the enforcement of regulations and hunting on the property. Effective beginning April 17, LaSalle FWA-East Unit hunting opportunities will be included in LaSalle FWA's daily draws and will follow all LaSalle FWA property regulations.

Pigeon River FWA advisories

  • Properties are continuing to operate hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Pisgah Marsh Area advisories

  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Reynolds Creek Gamebird Habitat Area advisories

  • None at this time.

Splinter Ridge FWA advisories

  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Sugar Ridge FWA advisories

  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.
  • The Sugar Ridge FWA Area 3 Shooting Range (rifle/handgun) is operating under winter hours until at least July 30, 2021 due to a construction project taking place downrange. If you have any questions, please call the office at 812-789-2724 during normal hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tri-County FWA advisories

  • Properties are continuing to operate hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Wabashiki FWA advisories

  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Wilbur Wright FWA advisories

  • None at this time.

Willow Slough FWA advisories

  • Properties are operating hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • Beginning May 1, 2020, all property-specific fishing regulations will be lifted on J.C. Murphey Lake at Willow Slough FWA in Newton County. Until further notice, bag and size limits will become the same as other statewide limits for Indiana lakes.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.

Winamac FWA advisories

  • Properties are continuing to operate hunt and trap draws differently due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.