INDIANA – If you haven’t harvested a deer yet this season, don’t fret. Muzzleloader season started Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 19.
Archery and deer reduction zone seasons are still open, with archery ending Jan. 2 and deer reduction zones remaining open through Jan. 31.
Although the special antlerless firearms season is closed this year (see page 27 of Indiana Hunting & Trapping Guide for details), hunters can use firearms for the deer reduction zone season, in accordance with local ordinances.
Remember you’ll need permission from the landowner before hunting on properties located within deer reduction zones.
Hunting seasons in December
Deer Muzzleloader: Dec. 4 – 19
Wild Turkey Fall Archery: Dec. 4 – Jan. 2, 2022
Pheasant (Cock only): Closes Dec. 15
Dove: Dec. 11 – Jan. 1, 2022
Crow: Dec. 13 – March 1, 2022
Snipe: Closes Dec. 16
Quail (north of Interstate 74): Closes Dec. 15
Ducks (North Zone): Closes Dec. 12, reopens Dec. 26–Jan. 3. 2022