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Hunting Seasons

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2015-2016 Indiana Hunting Seasons

Furbearers

Hunting Dates

Limit

Red and Gray Fox

Oct. 15, 2015 – Feb. 28, 2016

No limit

Coyote, Striped Skunk

Oct. 15, 2015 – March 15, 2016

No limit

Raccoon, Opossum

Nov. 8, 2015 – Jan. 31, 2016

No limit

Dog Running (Raccoon, Opossum)

Feb. 1, 2015 – Oct. 25, 2015

Not applicable

Feb. 1, 2016 – Oct. 25, 2016

Woodland Game

Hunting Dates

Limit

Wild Turkey

Youth Spring

April 23 – 24, 2016

1 bearded or male turkey in spring

Spring

April 27 – May 15, 2016

Fall Archery (statewide)

Oct. 1 – Nov. 1, 2015

1 bird of either sex for the fall archery and firearm combined

Dec. 5, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016

Fall Firearm *

Oct. 21 – Nov. 1, 2015
(see Wild Turkey for counties)

Deer

Reduction Zone *

Sept. 15, 2015 – Jan. 31, 2016

(see Deer Seasons, Limits & Equipment for Reduction Zones)

See Deer Seasons, Limits & Equipment for deer season bag limits

Youth

Sept. 26 and 27, 2015

Archery

Oct. 1, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016

Firearms

Nov. 14 – 29, 2015

Muzzleloader

Dec. 5 – 20, 2015

Special Antlerless **

Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016

Squirrel (gray and fox)

Aug. 15, 2015 – Jan. 31, 2016

5 per day

The possession limit for woodland game (except deer and turkey) is two times the daily bag limit.

* Designated counties or portions of counties (formerly Urban Deer Zones)

** Special Antlerless Season only in counties with a bonus antlerless quota of 4 or more (see Bonus Antlerless Deer)

Upland Game

Hunting Dates

Limit

Pheasant (cock only)

Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, 2015

2 per day

Quail

North of Interstate 74*

Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, 2015

4 per day*

South of Interstate 74**

Nov. 1, 2015 – Jan. 10, 2016

8 per day**

Rabbit

Nov. 1, 2015 – Feb. 28, 2016

5 per day

The possession limit on upland game is two times the daily bag limit.

* 2 per day on North Zone fish & wildlife areas, Mississinewa Lake and Salamonie Lake

** 4 per day on South Zone fish & wildlife areas and Patoka Lake

Miscellaneous

Hunting Dates

Limit

Crow

July 1 – Aug. 15, 2015

No limit

Dec. 13, 2015 – March 1, 2016

Frog (bull and green only)

June 15, 2015 – April 30, 2016

25 per day

Game Turtles *

July 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016

4 per day

* Eastern snapping turtle, smooth softshell turtle, spiny softshell turtle

NOTE: Ruffed grouse season has been suspended.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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