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Indiana Bird Hunting

Seasons Span November 1 –
January 10, 2018

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
Ring-Necked Pheasant

Indiana Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 1 – December 15, 2017

Limits: 2 per day

Bobwhite Quail

Indiana Bobwhite Quail Season

North of 74: November 1 – December 15, 2017

Limits: 4 per day

 

South of 74: November 1 – January 10, 2018

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, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

Brian Koch
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch
Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch