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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
 
 

Wabashiki FWA advisories

  • The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has adjusted services, events and operations to protect Hoosiers and prevent further spread of COVID-19. Please visit on.IN.gov/dnrcovid19 for a listing of what is open, closed, restricted and canceled.

  • 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

    Fishing

    Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area provides fishing for bluegill, crappie, bass and catfish from two ponds on the property.

    • All fishing requires daily self-service check-in and possession of a daily Permit Card obtained at check-in stations.
    • Shoreline fishing is allowed.
    •  Only electric trolling motors are allowed.
    • See Fishing Regulations for details.

    Hunting

    • All hunting requires the use of non-toxic shot, daily self-service check-in and possession of a daily Permit Card obtained at check-in stations.
    • Deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, quail, dove, woodcock, furbearer and waterfowl hunting are available.
    • Bonus antlerless tags are not permitted during deer season and there is no deer hunting during the special antlerless season.

    Trapping

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

    Volunteer Opportunities

    • Need a reason to get outside and move? You can volunteer alone or in small groups at this property. Some activities include trash pick-up, basic gardening, painting, and more. Call the property office for details.

    Wildlife Watching

    • Non-hunting activities including wildlife watching, walking, mushroom hunting, gathering nuts, etc. require daily self-service check-in and possession of a daily Permit Card obtained at check-in stations. 

    NO Camping and NO Swimming Allowed.

    Please Read and Obey All Signs.

  • Rules

    For additional property rules, visit Indiana Fish & Wildlife Area Rules. For more information contact the office at 765-653-0453.

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