INDIANA HUNTING SEASONS
Furbearers Hunting Dates Limit Red and Gray Fox Oct. 15, 2013 - Feb. 28, 2014 No limit Coyote, Striped Skunk Oct. 15, 2013 - March 15, 2014 No limit Raccoon, Opossum Nov. 8, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014 No limit Dog Running (Raccoon, Opossum) Feb. 1, 2013 - Oct. 25, 2014 No limit Woodland Game Hunting Dates Limit Wild Turkey Youth Spring 2014 April 19 and 20, 2014 1 bearded or male Spring 2014 April 23 to May 11, 2014 turkey in spring Oct. 1 - 27, 2013 Fall Archery (statewide) Dec. 7, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014 Oct. 16 - 20, 2013 Fall Firearm * (see page 33 for counties) Oct. 16 - 27, 2013 (see page 33 for counties) Deer Urban * Sept. 15, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014 (see page 20 for urban deer zones) Youth Sept. 28 and 29, 2013 Archery Oct. 1, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014 Firearms Nov. 16, 2013 - Dec. 1, 2013 Muzzleloader Dec. 7, 2013 - Dec. 22, 2013 Special Antlerless ** Dec. 26, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014 Squirrel (gray and fox) Aug. 15, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014 5 per day Ruffed Grouse* (private lands) Oct. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2013 (see page 31 for counties) 2 per day Ruffed Grouse* (public lands) Oct. 1, 2013 - Nov. 15, 2013 (see page 31 for counties) 2 per day The possession limit for woodland game (except deer and turkey) is two times the daily bag limit. * designated counties or portions of counties ** Special Antlerless Season only in counties with a bonus antlerless quota of 4 or more (see page 25)
Bag and Possession Limits
It is illegal to take more than the daily bag limit of a wild animal in a calendar day. The possession limit is two times the daily bag limit. The possession limit does not apply to a wild animal that is processed and stored at an individual?s primary residence, except for waterfowl and migratory birds. See page 8 for definitions. It is illegal to carry, transport, or ship outside Indiana, in open season, in one day, a wild animal that the individual has legally taken in open season in excess of the possession limit. A harvested wild animal that is left unattended while in the field, not in the immediate vicinity of the individual who took the animal while 1 bird of either sex for the fall archery and firearm combined See page 23 for deer season bag limits Upland Game Hunting Dates Limit Pheasant (cock only) Nov. 8, 2013 - Dec. 22, 2013 2 per day Quail North of SR 26 Nov. 8, 2013 - Dec. 22, 2013 5 per day South of SR 26 Nov. 8, 2013 - Jan. 15, 2014 8 per day Rabbit Nov. 8, 2013 - Feb. 15, 2014 5 per day Rabbit* (on DNR properties) Oct. 1, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014 5 per day The possession limit on upland game is two times the daily bag limit. * designated state areas Miscellaneous Hunting Dates Limit Crow July 1, 2013 - Aug. 15, 2013 No limit Dec. 13, 2013 - March 1, 2014 Frog (bull and green only) June 15, 2013 - April 30, 2014 25 per day in the field, or gifted to another person must have a tag attached or be in a container or bag that has the following information: the name and address of the person who took the animal, total number and species of wild animals taken, the date the wild animals were taken, and the signature of the person who killed the animal. You cannot transport a harvested wild animal for another person, which is in excess of your bag limit, unless the animal is tagged as described above. You may carry the carcass of a wild animal for another person while in the field or transporting from the field as long as the person who killed the animal is present with you. When transporting pheasant, the head and head plumage of the bird must remain attached until processing.
Legal Hunting Hours
Turkey: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset (hours may be different on state-owned property ? see page 32). Deer: One-half hour before sunrise to onehalf hour after sunset. Furbearer: Hunting/Running: noon of first day to noon of last day. Trapping: 8 a.m. of first day to noon of last day.
If a deer dies after a collision with a motor vehicle, an Indiana Conservation Officer or other law enforcement officer, DNR property manager, assistant property manager or district wildlife biologist may issue a permit to an individual to possess the deer. If a deer is found dead from another cause, an Indiana Conservation Officer or person designated by an Indiana Conservation Officer may issue a permit to possess the deer.
It is illegal to hunt, trap, chase or retrieve game on private land without the consent of the landowner or tenant. Always ask permission before entering private property. A sample private landowner permission form is on page 26.
Hunting from a Vehicle or Boat
Mammals and birds may not be taken or chased from, by the use of, or with the aid of any motor-driven conveyance (including boats), except: ? By an individual authorized to hunt from a stationary vehicle with a Persons with Disabilities Hunting Permit. ? To check traps that are lawfully set and maintained. ? To hunt waterfowl from a motorboat if the boat is beached, resting at anchor, tied to a stationary object, or otherwise without motion except as provided by wind, water current or hand-operated oars or paddles. It is illegal to hunt furbearers from any boat. It is illegal to ride an off-road vehicle with a loaded firearm (unless it?s a handgun and on private property in accordance with Indiana Code 14-16-1-23). Except for handguns carried while on private property, the firearm must also be encased or made inoperative with a trigger lock while transported on an off-road vehicle.
It is illegal to kill or cripple any wild animal without making a reasonable effort to retrieve the animal to include in your daily bag limit. It is illegal, however, to enter private property 16 2013-2014 INDIANA HUNTING & TRAPPING GUIDE