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Deer Hunting Season

As your hunting adventures begins, Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) has the resources you need. You will find How-To videos that address how to score your white-tailed deer, age determination,  how to harvest  your deer and many other deer management resources.

A resident youth hunt/trap, deer hunting, or comprehensive lifetime hunting license is required to hunt for deer unless you meet one of the license exemptions. All deer harvested in Indiana must be reported within 48 hours of the time of harvest at an on-site check station, online, through your Indiana Fish & Wildlife Account, or by phone at 1-800-419-1326. There is a $3 charge for the phone service, payable only by Visa or Mastercard. For more information, see our Deer Hunting Questions page.

To learn more about hunting deer please visit the DNR: Fish and Wildlife: White-tailed Deer Hunting website.

Other Resources:
Deer Season, Check Out the FNR Resources
Ask The Expert: Handling Harvested Deer video
How to Score Your White-Tailed Deer video
Purdue Extension - Forestry & Natural Resources Wildlife videos
Handling Harvested Game: Episode 2, Skinning video
How to Build a Plastic Mesh Deer Exclusion Fence publication

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