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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

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Getting to Know the Rubys a Foot at a Time

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Embrace the Hunting Curve

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