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Reserved Hunt Information

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  • Put/Take Hunt applications start on Sept. 7 at 6 a.m. ET.
  • Inclement spring weather has impacted property management efforts at some Fish & Wildlife Areas. Hunting conditions this year may differ from years past. If you have questions about specific properties, please contact that property directly.


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 are typically posted within two weeks after the application period has closed.
  • To view draw results, go to https://secure.in.gov/apps/dnr/portal/#/home, log in to your account, and select “View Registrations” in your online dashboard.
  • If you do not have an account, please select “click here” to see the results of your registered hunts on the far right “Reserved Hunts” box. You will need your customer ID and date of birth.

Hunts Currently Taking Applications or Opening Soon

APPLE (Access Program Providing Land Enhancements) Gamebird Hunts

  • Applications are accepted online Aug. 13 through Sept. 23, 2019.
  • APPLE properties are privately owned and offered through the Grasslands for Gamebirds and Songbirds program.
  • Hunters may apply for one hunt period. Successfully drawn hunters will be assigned an APPLE property.
  • To give drawn hunters more scheduling flexibility and to account for inclement weather, a choice of hunting one of the two dates is available. You may only hunt one of the selected dates.
  • Successfully drawn hunters may bring up to two hunting partners with them on their hunt.
  • Quail, pheasant,and woodcock hunting is permitted on APPLE properties.

Youth Pheasant Hunts

  • Applications are accepted online July 1 through Sept. 16, 2019.
  • Youth must be age 17 or younger on the hunt date and accompanied by a mentor, defined as a licensed hunter, 18 years old or older. The mentor is not eligible to hunt or carry a firearm during this hunt.

Pheasant Hunts

  • Applications are accepted online July 1 through Sept. 16, 2019.
  • Hunt dates and Game Bird Areas are chosen through a random draw.

Waterfowl Hunts

  • Applications are accepted July 1 through Sept. 16, 2019
  • Properties participating are Goose Pond, Hovey Lake, Kankakee, Kingsbury, LaSalle, and Willow Slough Fish & Wildlife Areas. Monroe Reservoir and Province Pond Wetland Conservation Area are also participating.

Put/Take Hunts

  • Hunters can reserve put/take pheasant hunts at on.IN.gov/reservedhunt from 6 a.m. ET Sept. 7 until midnight Nov. 30. You must register online. Hunts are no longer available first-come, first-served at the properties.
  • Participating properties: Atterbury, Glendale, J. E. Roush Lake, Pigeon River, Tri-County, Willow Slough, and Winamac Fish & Wildlife Areas.
  • There is a fee of $30 per person to participate in put/take hunts.
  • Hunters can select the date, property, and area for their hunt.
  • Pheasant hunters in designated put/take areas are prohibited from harvesting game animals other than pheasants on days when pheasants are released and hunted.
  • All hunters are required to have a current Indiana Hunting License and Gamebird Habitat Stamp to participate in this hunt. 


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