Deer Reduction Zone Season Begins Sept. 15

(UNDATED) – Deer reduction zones give hunters opportunities to harvest deer in defined urban areas and along portions of Indiana highways, in addition to harvests allowed by statewide bag limits elsewhere in Indiana.

One new zone was added this year in Griffy Lake Nature Preserve – view an interactive map.

There is a statewide bag limit of 10 for deer harvested in reduction zones during the reduction zone season. A doe must be harvested first in a zone and be checked toward the bag limit for the deer reduction zone season before harvesting a buck to count toward the deer reduction zone bag limit.

The deer license bundle cannot be used to harvest a deer toward the deer reduction bag limit. Archery equipment and crossbows can be used in deer reduction zones starting Sept. 15.

For more information click here.

Check out the 2019 Indiana White-tailed Deer Report

The 2019 Indiana White-tailed Deer Report is now available online. Read about the 2019-20 season, deer health, opportunities to participate in resource management, and ongoing research.