Indiana Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 15 –
January 10, 2019

Indiana Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$17

Non-Resident License Fees:
Annual $80
5-Day $31

Special Permits:
Game Bird Habitat Stamp $6.75

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Indiana Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 1 – December 15, 2018

Limits: 2 per day

Bobwhite Quail

Indiana Bobwhite Quail Season

North of 74: November 1 – December 15, 2018

Limits: 4 per day

 

South of 74: November 1 – January 10, 2019

Limits: 8 per day

Ruffed Grouse

Indiana Ruffed Grouse Season

Season Suspended in 2017

Private Land: October 1 – December 31, 2014

Public Land: October 1 – November 14, 2014

*only open in some counties

Limits: 2 per day

Woodcock

Indiana Woodcock Season

October 15 – November 28, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Winter Bird Hunting

Hunting the Polar Vortex

The first half of the 2014 Upland Season is over and it’s been a whirlwind of travel all across the country. But this last trip to South Dakota hunting in brutally cold conditions was a great reminder that some of the best memories afield come from facing adversity and overcoming.

Bird Hunting Locations

Center of the Bird Hunting Universe

In our free time we tend to think in terms of upland birds, and this leads us down many paths, most of which are somewhat insane hence we don’t share. But, sometimes it’s just too good to ignore. This is one of those times, so follow along. The Breeding Bird Survey is a government collaboration … Read more