Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

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Deadline nears for Indiana state park deer reductions

Time is running out for hunters to apply for deer reduction
hunts at Indiana state parks this fall.

Applications must be completed online by Aug. 28. Hunters can
find details and apply at

Paper applications are not available.

Reduction hunts will take place Nov. 14 and 15 and then again
Nov. 28 and 29.

The following state parks will host firearms hunts:

Brown County, Chain O’Lakes, Charlestown, Harmonie, Indiana
Dunes, Lincoln, McCormick’s Creek, Ouabache, Pokagon, Potato Creek,
Prophetstown, Shades, Shakamak, Spring Mill, Summit Lake,
Tippecanoe River, Turkey Run, Versailles, Whitewater Memorial.

The following state parks will host archery hunts:

Fort Harrison

Clifty Falls

The odds of being drawn are highest for Brown County, Harmonie,
McCormick’s Creek, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Shakamak and Versailles
state parks.

Designated areas are available for hunters with special

Applicants must be Indiana residents, be 18 years of age by Nov.
14, 2011, and possess at least one valid Indiana deer license. Each
person may apply only once for each state park deer reduction
effort, regardless of primary or buddy status. All applications
sharing duplicate names will be disqualified.

Deer reduction hunts are necessary to reduce the ecological
impact of overabundant deer.

For more information: Mike Mycroft, chief of natural resources,
State Parks & Reservoirs, (317) 232-4128.


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