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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.

  • 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.
    • Tree stands may be left overnight from noon Sept. 15 through Jan. 10.  All stands must be marked with the owner’s name, address, and phone number OR with their DNR Customer ID Number.

    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.

    Wildlife Watching

    • Visitors participating in non-hunting activities must sing in on the non-hunting sheet and carry a permit card. 
    • Mushrooms, berries, and nuts may be gathered, however a written permit is required to remove plants, animals, rocks and fossils.

    NO Camping and NO Swimming Allowed.

    Please Read and Obey All Signs.

  • Rules

    A record of Fish & Wildlife Area property rules can be found on the Indiana Fish & Wildlife Area Rules webpage.  Property specific rules can be found below, if applicable.  Contact the property directly for specific questions.

    Permits

    In addition to a hunting and/or fishing license, the following permits are required:

    • 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.
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