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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

Hunt dates vary by property.  If a date is listed below and it is not associated with a specific property, it means at least one listed property is offering a hunt on that date. Not all properties may be offering hunts for all the dates listed. 

INDIANA PRIVATE LANDS PROGRAM DRAW HUNT (formally known as APPLE)

  • Applications for reserved gamebird hunts (pheasant, quail and woodcock) for north and south private lands properties will be accepted Aug. 10 to Sept. 21.
  • Reserved hunts will take place on select dates in November, December, and the first part of January.
  • View more information on the Indiana Private Lands Access program.

PUT/TAKE PHEASANT HUNTS

  • Reserve a spot starting at 6 a.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.
  • The cost is $30 per reservation.
  • Participating properties this year include: Atterbury, Glendale, J.E. Roush Lake, Pigeon River, Tri-County, Willow Slough, and Winamac fish & wildlife areas.
  • Reservations are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person.
  • All hunters are required to have a current Indiana Hunting License and Gamebird Habitat Stamp to participate in the pheasant hunt. 

 

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