Lawrence County hunters have harvested 268 deer so far this season

LAWRENCE CO. – So far in Lawrence County hunters have harvested 268 deer as of Thursday morning at 12:45 a.m. Last year hunters in Lawrence County harvested 2,140 deer. You can track the harvest by county at this link.

The 2023-2024 deer hunting seasons are as follows:

  • Reduction Zone: Now – Jan. 31, 2024 (where open)
  • Archery: Now – Jan. 7, 2024
  • Firearm: Nov. 18 – Dec. 3, 2023
  • Muzzleloader: Dec. 9-24, 2023

Are you prepared for deer hunting? Make sure to bring and wear your blaze orange item of clothing, your firearm or bow, and a print or digital copy of your hunting license.

Make sure to wear orange for safety.

If you haven’t bought your deer license yet, consider buying the Department of Natural Resources’s Deer License Bundle for the season. The Deer License Bundle includes privileges to harvest either a total of two antlerless deer plus one antlered deer or three antlerless deer. It can be used in the special youth, archery, firearms, muzzleloader, and special antlerless deer seasons. 

DNR deer tagging

A resident youth hunt/trap, deer hunting, or comprehensive lifetime hunting license is required to hunt for deer unless you meet one of the license exemptions. All deer harvested in Indiana must be reported within 48 hours of the time of harvest at an on-site check station, online, through your Indiana Fish & Wildlife Account, or by phone at 1-800-419-1326. There is a $3 charge for the phone service, payable only by Visa or Mastercard. For more information, see our Deer Hunting Questions page.

Carcasses of deer and other wild animals that are lawfully taken cannot be dumped in streams or other bodies of water. Dumping dead deer and other wild animals in a waterway is considered littering and is a criminal offense punishable by a fine. Rotting carcasses in a waterway can also affect water quality for those downstream. Carcasses should not be burned because this can cause air pollution. Carcasses shouldn’t be left in the open for scavengers and others to see without permission from the landowner. We recommend all discarded carcasses and unwanted animal parts be bagged, placed in your trash, and sent to a landfill.

For questions about equipment, regulations, or which license you need, use the Deer Hotline by calling 812-334-3795 or emailing

For questions related to the CheckIN Game system, your online license system account, license-purchasing errors, or deer control permits, email or call 317-232-4082.