Want to know when the hunting seasons are, how much licenses cost, what opportunities there are for young hunters, or even where to go hunting in Indiana?
All of those answers and more can be found in the Indiana Hunting & Trapping Regulations Guide for 2013-14 that was released this week.
The 48-page guide, featuring three strutting wild turkeys on the cover, is available at businesses that sell DNR hunting licenses, DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife properties, and the DNR Customer Service Center in Indianapolis.
Digital and PDF versions are available online at hunting.IN.gov. To view the cover to know what to look for in stores, see dnr.IN.gov/downloads/2013INHG_Cover.jpg.
In addition to introductory letters from Gov. Mike Pence and DNR Director Cameron Clark, the guide has feature articles on additions to public lands for hunting; how bonus antlerless permit quotas are determined; DNR’s modern shooting ranges; and the CheckIN Game and GiveIN Game programs.
Of course, the guide includes useful information on bag limits, general hunting regulations, special regulations for deer and wild turkeys, furbearer hunting and trapping information, and contact information for DNR district wildlife biologists and DNR Law Enforcement.
A new feature is a full-page map that shows the location of state and federal properties open to the public for hunting, along with an adjoining page that lists the sites and phone numbers.
The Division of Fish & Wildlife produces the annual guide in partnership with J.F. Griffin Publishing, an award-winning print business that supports DNR staff in the design, layout, and editing, as well as managing the marketing and sale of advertising for the guide.