Monday Deadline To Apply For State Park Deer Hunts
Thursday Aug 21, 2014 8:20am
By: Jim Measel
(UNDATED) - Pokagon and Chain O' Lakes State Parks will once again be among the Indiana State Parks that will be hosting deer reduction hunts. The first round will be on November 17th and 18th with the second round on December 1st and 2nd.
The Indiana D.N.R. is reminding hunters that the deadline to apply for this year’s state park deer reduction hunts is next Monday, August 25th.
Applicants must be Indiana residents and be 18 years old by November 17th. They must also possess at least one valid Indiana deer license to apply.
Hunters must apply online by visiting Hunting.IN.gov and clicking on the "Reserved Hunt Info" link. The link also includes additional hunt details. Paper applications are not available.
The D.N.R. says deer reduction hunts reduce the ecological damage that herds cause in state parks by helping to maintain deer browsing at a sustainable level. Biologists determine which parks require a reduction each year based on plant recovery and previous hunter success.