Indiana Private Lands Access
With nearly 96% of Indiana’s land privately owned, public hunting access is limited. Habitat on private land is also critical to wildlife.
The Indiana Private Lands Access program aims to increase habitat for wildlife and provide hunting access on private land. Acreage enrolled in the Indiana Private Lands Access program has more than doubled each year since the program began in 2017, with a total of 2,358 acres enrolled in the program as of 2019.
Landowners enrolled in the Indiana Private Lands Access program receive financial incentives to establish and improve habitat and allow hunting on their properties. Technical assistance and financial incentives for enrolled properties are provided by Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife’s private lands habitat team. Hunting opportunities from the Indiana Private Lands Access program include wild pheasant, Northern bobwhite, American woodcock, and spring wild turkey. Hunts are limited and are allocated through Division Fish & Wildlife’s online reserved draw system.
The Division of Fish & Wildlife is working to continue to grow the Indiana Private Lands Access program in 2020. Learn more at wildlife.IN.gov