2019 Hunting and Access Policy: Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center
NOTICE: SEPAC is NOT allowing the use of expanded caliber firearms for deer hunting as defined by Indiana House Bill 1231 - "private property only"
The Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center (SEPAC) promotes development and dissemination of knowledge and stewardship of Indiana's natural resources. One way this goal is achieved is by managing the property for opportunities for research and education as well as sustainable use.
Wildlife is one of many important natural resources found at SEPAC. This resource will be used extensively in the research and demonstration efforts of the staff and faculty of Purdue University. Detailed monitoring and management of the wildlife will be an ongoing effort.
Hunting has been approved on approximately 1600 acres as a legitimate use and management tool for SEPAC. Some species of wildlife can be hunted year after year with beneficial effects. Other species may benefit from no hunting. Currently all species listed in the 2018-2019 Indiana Hunting and Trapping Guide
are available to hunt.
Whether individual species of wildlife can be hunted, specific activities will be allowed or individual parcels of land can be accessed will be at the discretion of the Office of the Director of Purdue Agricultural Centers and implemented by the Superintendent of SEPAC.
Other natural resource activities conducted on SEPAC will also require access permission. These activities include but are not limited to mushroom hunting, bird watching or hiking.
Procedure to Hunt and Access SEPAC
ATTENTION: SEPAC will continue to offer access permission to people interested in hunting or non-hunting activities beginning in mid April. However, Purdue staff at SEPAC are modifying the access system away from a yearly access permit to a daily access sign-in process. This system is being finalized now with hopes to roll it out by April 19, 2019. We will do our best to update this website as we progress toward April 19th. (For those of you who have already completed a permission agreement for "2019", we thank you for your diligence but regret to inform you that the link you applied on was in error and will not be used in the permission process for 2019.)
In the meantime, some things related to SEPAC access remain the same. For example, we are still very interested in receiving your 2018 SEPAC Hunting and Access Report for last year's hunting season. This information allows us to better understand how the property was used and how wildlife populations were impacted. Please fill out the report if you accessed SEPAC during the period of April 1, 2018-February 28, 2019.
The SEPAC maps are being updated with higher quality, aerial maps. These updated maps will be available soon. Please continue to use the original versions until the new maps come on line.
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Questions about this policy should be directed to:
Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center
4425 East 350 North
Butlerville IN 47223