Applications For Reserved Hunts Deadline Is August 17

(UNDATED) – Don’t forget that applications for reserved hunts, which includes State Park Deer Management hunts, must be submitted through the online portal by 11:59 p.m. on August 17. 

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Note that only one application per hunt is allowed. No changes can be made once the application is submitted. Hunts without a registration fee will follow the same process as those with a fee. For hunts with no fee required to register, applicants will be asked to “Add to Cart,” “Proceed to Checkout,” and “Place Order.” If the transaction total is $0, the applicant will not be asked to enter credit card information. Applicants must click “Place Order” to submit their application.

To view draw hunt results, applicants can log in to their online services account or click “View hunt draw results” at: Once logged, hunters should select “Click here” under Reserved Hunts to see the status of registered hunts. The link will only show upcoming hunts that an individual has registered for.

Logging into an account online is required to see the full history of past hunt registrations, including those from previous years.

Hunts Currently Taking Applications or Opening Soon

Hunt dates vary by property.  If a date is listed below and it is not associated with a specific property, it means at least one listed property is offering a hunt on that date. Not all properties may be offering hunts for all the dates listed. 


  • Applications for reserved gamebird hunts (pheasant, quail, and woodcock) for north and south private lands properties will be accepted now until September 21.
  • Reserved hunts will take place on select dates in November, December, and the first part of January.
  • View more information on the Indiana Private Lands Access program.


  • Reserve a spot starting at 6 a.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.
  • The cost is $30 per reservation.
  • Participating properties this year include: Atterbury, Glendale, J.E. Roush Lake, Pigeon River, Tri-County, Willow Slough, and Winamac fish & wildlife areas.
  • Reservations are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person.
  • All hunters are required to have a current Indiana Hunting License and Gamebird Habitat Stamp to participate in the pheasant hunt. 

Applications for the following hunting opportunities must be submitted online by 11:59 pm on August 17:


  • Reserved dove hunts will take place on Sept. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
  • Properties participating include Atterbury, Goose Pond, Jasper-Pulaski, Kankakee, Kingsbury, Pigeon River, Glendale, JE Roush, Willow Slough and Winamac Fish & Wildlife Areas.


  • Reserved pheasant hunts will take place on Nov. 1st, 4th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 21st, 25th, and 28th and Dec. 2nd, 5th, 9th, and 12th.
  • The November 7 hunt is reserved for youth (ages 17 and younger) only. Only one application per pheasant hunt is allowed.


  • Reserved waterfowl hunt dates vary by property.  Hunts include dates in October, November, December, and January.   
  • Participating Fish & Wildlife Areas include Goose Pond, Hovey Lake, Kankakee, Kingsbury, LaSalle and Willow Slough. Province Pond Wetland Conservation Area and Monroe Reservoir will also be participating.



  • Participating properties and hunt dates include:
    • Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area
      • Nov. 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 23, 24-25, 26-27, 28-29
    • Fairbanks Landing Fish & Wildlife Area
      • Nov. 14-15
    • Tern Bar Slough Wildlife Diversity Conservation Area
      • Oct. 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-Nov. 1
      • Nov. 4-8
      • Dec. 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30-Jan. 3


  • Early Hunt:  November 16-17, 2020. Late Hunt:  November 30-December 1, 2020.
  • Considerations when applying for a State Park hunt 
  • Applicants must possess any valid license to take a deer in Indiana at the time of the application, not including apprentice licenses.
  • Applicants must be Indiana residents (or possess a valid lifetime comprehensive hunting license to take deer in Indiana), be 18 years of age by the date of the first hunt, and must possess the proper licenses to hunt deer in order to apply. Once you have submitted your application online, you cannot change your information.
  • Primary applicants can apply by themselves or with up to two secondary applicants (buddies). There is no preference in the draw based on whether it is an application with buddies or not. You must apply with your buddies’ information included in your application in order for them to participate. This includes their Customer ID number and date of birth. A buddy cannot apply separately for that hunt period.
  • The secondary applicants must still meet all age, residency, and licensing requirements of the State Parks deer management hunts as described above.
  • Each applicant may appear on only one application per hunt period.
  • It is critical that thorough and valid contact information be included on the application for both primary and secondary applicants. If successfully drawn, key information regarding the management hunts may be sent to you using this contact information.
  • Firearm hunts include any firearm legal to take deer on public land in Indiana. Archery hunts include any archery equipment legal to take deer in Indiana, including crossbows.
  • For successful applicants, deer harvested at a State Park Management Hunt are in addition to regular deer-season bag limits. You do not need to purchase additional licenses to harvest deer if participating in the management hunt. For questions regarding State Park Deer Management Hunts, please contact DNR’s Division of State Parks at 317-232-4200.
  • Available state parks in 2020: Brown County State Park, Chain O’Lakes State Park, Charlestown State Park, Fort Harrison State Park (archery only), Harmonie State Park, Lincoln State Park, McCormick’s Creek State Park, Ouabache State Park, Pokagon State Park, Potato Creek State Park, Prophetstown State Park, Shades State Park, Spring Mill State Park, Trine State Recreation Area (archery only), Turkey Run State Park, Versailles State Park, and Whitewater Memorial State Park.


  • Reserved deer hunts will take place on Nov. 19-20 at Shrader-Weaver Nature Preserve in Connersville (Fayette County).


  • Properties participating include and hunt dates include:
    •  Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center
      • Oct. 11-12, 18
      • Nov. 1, 28-29
    • Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge
      • Oct. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
      • Nov. 1, 7, 8, 14-15, 21-22
    • Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
      • Sept. 26-27 (youth dates only)
      • Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20