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Posted on August 2nd, 2022 in Forestry, How To, Wildlife | No Comments »

MyDNR, Indiana’s Outdoor Newsletter: It’s not too early to think about deer season. You can find season dates and answers to deer hunting FAQs at White-tailed Deer Hunting, and you can purchase deer licenses at an authorized retailer or online.

deerRemember, you must have an Access Indiana account before purchasing your license online. We recommend setting up or reviewing your account information ahead of time to avoid any delay. Some waterfowl, deer, game bird, and pheasant applications open on Aug. 22. See the full list on Reserved Hunt Information. You can submit only one application per hunt, and no changes can be made once an application is submitted.

The 2022-2023 deer hunting seasons are as follows:

  • Reduction Zone: Sept. 15, 2022 – Jan. 31, 2023 (where open)
  • Youth Season: Sept. 24-25, 2022
  • Archery: Oct. 1, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023
  • Firearm: Nov. 12-27, 2022
  • Muzzleloader: Dec. 3-18, 2022
  • Special Antlerless: Dec. 26, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023

A resident youth hunt/trap, 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. It is only available 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.

Want to apply for a reserved hunt? Applicants must possess a valid hunting license for the hunt for which they are applying. To find out more about reserved hunt applications that are open or open soon, please visit the full article > > >

Resources:
How to Score Your White-tailed Deer, video, The Education Store, Purdue Extension Resource Center
White-Tailed Deer Post Harvest Collection, video, The Education Store
Age Determination in White-tailed Deer, video, The Education Store
How to Build a Plastic Mesh Deer Exclusion Fence, The Education Store
Managing Your Woods for White-Tailed Deer, The Education Store
Bovine Tuberculosis in Wild White-tailed Deer, The Education Store
Subscribe to Purdue Extension-Forestry & Natural Resources YouTube Channel, Wildlife Playlist
Subscribe to MyDNR, Wild Bulletin and State Park Inns News, Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IN DNR)
Indiana Deer Hunting, Biology and Management Food Safety & Handling Take-Home Tips (80kb pdf), IN DNR

Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Department of Fish & Wildlife


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