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Angler Dollars Fund Conservation

Fishing Regulations Indiana Freshwater Fishing

Welcome to the 2016 Indiana Fishing Guide and the fishing opportunities that await you on Indiana waters.

This free guide gives you basic information about license requirements, bag and size limits, and other fishing rules you need to know before heading to your favorite lake, river or stream.

As someone who fishes and buys related outdoor equipment, you are supporting conservation in Indiana through the “quiet giant” known as the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, or WSFR.

WSFR funds come from excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment. Manufacturers pay the taxes on equipment upfront and their cost is included in the price of the item. These dollars are then filtered to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s WSFR Program that works closely with Indiana and other states to distribute the funding in the form of conservation allotments. It’s a cycle of success. The more people hunt, fish and purchase equipment, the more conservation is possible in their state.

The WSFR funding that states receive supports many conservation activities, including research, enhanced fish and wildlife species, habitat restoration, hunting, fishing, outdoor education and boating.

The Midwest is a hub for WSFR-related conservation projects, which is reflected in the amount of funding our states receive.

In 2015, the Midwest Region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) received more than $210 million dollars for conservation from WSFR.

Indiana’s share was $17 million, which has been invested in restoring and conserving Indiana’s fish and wildlife natural resources. Over the past few years, funding has supported important projects, including the Go FishIN in the City program, Healthy Rivers INitiative, National Archery in Schools Program, shooting ranges, and public access sites for fishing and boating.

All of these programs have significant impacts on the outdoor recreation opportunities available for the public in Indiana.

Without excise taxes and the WSFR program, tangible conservation at the state level wouldn’t be possible.

The quiet giant builds strong relationships with the states and touches fish and wildlife conservation work.

With the help of hunters and anglers in Indiana and across the nation, states and tribes, the WSFR Program keeps conservation alive.