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

Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

New Mexico Sunset

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more