More Chances to Deer Hunt

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The Community Hunting Access Program (CHAP) is designed to increase hunting opportunities for white-tailed deer in communities and help alleviate human/deer conflicts. The program will provide community partners with financial and technical assistance to administer hunting programs in their communities. CHAP allows each community partner oversight and flexibility to determine the location and time of the hunts as well as which hunters can participate. Communities, homeowners associations, parks and other organizations have an opportunity annually to submit an application for assistance through CHAP.

Participating communities determine the best method for allocating CHAP hunting opportunities on their properties. The hunter application and selection process may vary by community, depending on the community’s goals, objectives, and other factors. Communities may choose to implement a variety of strategies for acquiring participants for their CHAP hunt, including hiring hunt coordinators, using local hunters, conducting a reserved draw, or using the DNR’s Deer Hunt Registry, which connects prospective deer hunters with entities seeking such hunters.

More information is at on.IN.gov/dnrchap.