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

Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more

Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical foot at a time until she has determined that sufficient  toll has been collected. She’s happy to show amazing places, jaw-dropping beauty, an abundance of nature viewing unrivaled anywhere else in … Read more