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Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area

Wabashiki FWA
Managed by Deer Creek FWA

765-653-0453
2001 W County RD 600 S
Greencastle, IN 46135
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
 
 

  • Description

    DESCRIPTION

    Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area is composed of 2,600 acres of floodplain along the Wabash River. In 2010, Vigo County Parks Department and the Department of Natural Resources joined together in a cooperative effort to offer this bird viewing paradise to all of its patrons.

    Most revenues used in land acquisition, development, operation and maintenance of Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area are derived from the sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. Funds are also received from the federal Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson programs to aid fish and wildlife restoration. These funds are derived from taxes levied on sport hunting, shooting, and fishing equipment.

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • Activities

    ACTIVITIES

    Fishing

    • Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area provides fishing for bluegill, crappie, bass and catfish from two ponds on the property.
    • A 14-inch size limit on largemouth bass is in effect.
    • Electric motors are only permitted on the ponds.
    • Shoreline fishing is available at the ponds and the river.

    Hunting

    • Non-toxic shot is required for all hunting opportunities in Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area.
    • All hunting and fishing opportunities are permitted by self-service check in.
    • Turkey, dove, rabbit, deer, woodcock, duck and goose hunting are available at the property. Night hunting is available for raccoon, coyote, fox and other furbearers.
    • The bag limit for quail is four.
    • For deer, bonus antlerless tags are not permitted. Hunting is not permitted during the special antlerless season.

    Trapping

    • Trapping is permitted by draw only. The draw is held the first Saturday in October at 10 a.m. at the Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area property office. Call Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area for details at 765-653-0453.

    NO Camping and NO Swimming Allowed.

    Please Read and Obey All Signs.

  • Rules

    RULES

    In addition to state fish and wildlife laws, this property is governed by posted regulations affecting the public use of lands and facilities owned, leased, or licensed by the Department of Natural Resources.

    Posted Areas

    Safety zones and other restricted areas are marked with appropriate signs. PLEASE READ AND OBEY ALL SIGNS.

    Violations

    Violation of any law, rule or regulation governing this property may be cause to forfeit your hunting, fishing, or visiting privileges on this area.

    Responsibility

    The Division of Fish & Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, will not be held responsible for any accidents or deaths occurring from the use of these facilities.

    Permits

    A self-service daily check-in is required for hunting. Daily permit card must be in the possession of the hunter to enter the field.

    Traffic

    Traffic on public roads through the area is governed by state and county laws. Traffic over service roads and trails, except by authorized vehicles, is restricted to walking. Park in designated lots only.

    Other

    All DNR properties managed by the Division of Fish & Wildlife, unless otherwise noted, have spring turkey hunting hours one-half hour before sunrise until noon (CT) or 1 p.m. (ET). Mushroom hunters are required to stay out of the field until after this time. Contact the property you are planning to visit for more information.

     

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