Wildlife (Indiana 4-H)

Observing and studying wildlife can provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The Wildlife project will help you learn to identify wildlife, basic wildlife needs, and how wildlife interact with other wildlife and with people. At the advanced level you will learn how to create wildlife habitat, wherever you live.

Wildlife Protection

Take care to follow all state and federal guidelines when working with wildlife, particularly when raising game birds, migratory birds, and endangered species. See the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species website for more information about endangered wildlife.

Raising Game Birds

People who raise game birds (ring-necked pheasant or bobwhite quail, including their subspecies and color phases) must follow the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) regulations. Note that wild turkeys and ruffed grouse may not be raised in captivity in Indiana.

Migratory Birds (Including Ducks

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal for anyone to take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, purchase, or barter, any migratory bird, or the parts, nests, or eggs of such a bird except under the terms of a valid permit issued pursuant to federal regulations. See the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Program website for more information.