IDNR Report

Hunters can apply online for state park deer management draw hunts at The online method is the only way to apply.

Northern Indiana properties included this year include Chain O’Lakes, Pokagon, Potato Creek and Trine State Recreation Area (archery only). Other state areas are Brown County, Charlestown, Fort Harrison (archery only), Harmonie, Lincoln, McCormick’s Creek, Ouabache, Prophetstown, Shades, Spring Mill, Turkey Run, Versailles, and Whitewater Memorial state parks.

Early hunts are Nov. 16-17, and late hunts are Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

MDNR Report

ichigan Seeks Hunter Feedback on Deer Hunting Regulation Proposals

A new package of deer hunting regulations designed to simplify rules and remove barriers to participation was introduced to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at the commission’s regular monthly meeting. The regulations, proposed for the 2020 deer hunting season, are scheduled for an NRC vote in June.

Hunters are encouraged to review the proposed regulations and share their feedback either through an anonymous survey or by email to All comments must be received by June 5 and will be shared with members of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.

IDNR Report

Indiana DNR has launched a new website allowing deer hunters to access white-tailed deer harvest data as it is accumulated by the state.

During the check-in process, hunters report the county of harvest, sex of deer harvested, type of land the deer was harvested on, and type of equipment used to harvest deer. This data can now be accessed and viewed by individuals using an interactive website. Visitors to the website can compare individual or multiple counties across the past five years. Results can even be limited to specific types of equipment or deer seasons.