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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

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 and a valid license or stamp is required to reserve a hunt.
  • The bag limit for put-and-take pheasant hunting is two birds of either sex, except at Pigeon River, Willow Slough, and Winamac fish and wildlife areas, where the limit is two roosters only. A hunter filling their limit in the put-and-take hunt may not take any more pheasants that day.
  • Hunters that have a reserved a put-and-take hunt will need to check-in and pick up a Daily Permit Card at the property’s Hunter Check Station before hunting. Hunters may check in between 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET (8 – 2:30 p.m. CT for Willow Slough) on the day of the hunt. Hunting starts at 9 a.m. at each property, but there is no requirement to be checked in or present at or before that time. If you have a reservation, you may move to any of the other put-take release areas on the property you are hunting after 2 p.m. on the day of your reserved hunt. You may not go to a different property.

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