Landowners Can Provide Public Hunting Access Opportunities

(UNDATED) – The Department of Natural Resources is seeking private landowners to allow limited turkey, Northern bobwhite, ring-necked pheasant, and American woodcock public hunting opportunities on their properties.

Photo courtesy of Dustin Whitehead

Landowners receive financial incentives and habitat management assistance through the Indiana Private Lands Access Program (IPLA). Participating landowners are eligible for incentives up to $25 an acre for fall Northern bobwhite, pheasant, and woodcock hunting opportunities, and up to $16 an acre for spring turkey hunting opportunities. 

DNR biologists work closely with each landowner to develop a wildlife habitat management plan and to schedule hunting opportunities on their land.

Additional financial incentives and habitat management assistance are available for improving habitat on land enrolled in the program.

Habitat teams are also available to assist landowners with the implementation of habitat work on enrolled properties.

Landowners located within the program’s five focal regions across the state are strongly encouraged to apply.