Hunting seasons that will begin in September

INDIANA – The Department of Natural Resources released upcoming hunting seasons in September.

Here is a list:

Snipe: Sept. 1–Dec. 16
Sora: Sept. 1–Nov. 9
Early teal: Sept. 10–25
Dove: Sept. 1–Oct. 16
Canada geese (all zones): Sept. 10–18
Deer reduction zone: Sept. 15–Jan. 31, 2023
Youth deer: Sept. 24–25

Indiana’s first dove season opens on Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 16. The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife offers several opportunities to hunt dove through the drawing program, but did you know that there are several properties around the state that do not require a draw to hunt there? Check out our list of non-reserved hunt opportunities around the state on our Where to Hunt page.

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Before you head out to dove hunt, be sure to register for your Indiana General Hunting License, Indiana Game Bird Stamp, and your HIP validation number, then view our Where to Hunt Map to find a property near you.

You can find out more about the hunting seasons in the 2022-2023 Hunting & Trapping Guide

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