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Wildlife Area Draw Hunts

Discussion in 'Indiana Turkey Hunting' started by FINS&GRINS, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. put this post in the wrong area first does anybody know if sign in is by 5:30 now with the time change or still 4:30 like in the regs???????
  2. The card that I got in the mail says 4:30am

  3. That Was B-4 The Time Change I Will Try To Call Pigeon River Today To Confirm
  4. From WildBulletin:

    Reserved turkey hunt check-in time change

    Turkey hunters drawn for reserved hunts at eastern or central Indiana public
    properties will not need to register at the property until 5:30 a.m.

    "The sunrise is later in the day in areas that have changed to Eastern Daylight
    Time, so we can register the hunters a little later in the morning," said DNR
    wildlife biologist Mark Reiter.

    The DNR's reserved turkey hunt drawing was March 20. Applicants were notified of
    the results by mail. However, the notice was printed before time change details
    were finalized and successful applicants in both new time zones were told to
    register at properties at 4:30 a.m.

    Public reserved turkey hunts starting one hour later (5:30 EDT) because of
    recent time changes are at:
    - Pigeon River FWA
    - Tri-County FWA
    - Wilbur Wright FWA
    - Atterbury FWA
    - Minnehaha FWA
    - Hillenbrand FWA
    - Fairbanks Landing FWA
    - Crosley FWA
    - Splinter Ridge FWA
    - Mississinewa Lake
    - Salamonie Lake
    - Roush Lake
    - Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge
    - Atterbury Military Maneuver and Training Center

    Hunters applied for reserved hunts before March 15 through the DNR's Website or
    via a mail-in card enclosed in the 2005-2006 Indiana Hunting and Trapping Guide.

    Hunters could apply for reserved turkey hunting dates at 16 DNR properties, one
    military property and two national wildlife refuge areas during the 2006 spring
    turkey season.

    The 2006 spring turkey season runs April 26 to May 14.

    DNR reserved turkey hunts details
    Jasper-Pulaski, Kingsbury, LaSalle, Pigeon River, Tri-County, Willow Slough,
    Winamac, Crosley and Splinter Ridge Fish and Wildlife areas and Roush,
    Mississinewa and Salamonie lakes will conduct five, three-day reserved hunts and
    two, two-day reserved hunts. Hunting dates for these areas are:

    -April 26, 27, 28
    -April 29, 30
    -May 1, 2, 3
    -May 4, 5, 6
    -May 7, 8, 9
    -May 10, 11, 12
    -May 13, 14

    Atterbury, Glendale, Hovey Lake, Hillenbrand, Fairbanks Landing and Minnehaha
    Fish and Wildlife areas and Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, will hold two,
    three-day reserved hunts. The hunting dates for these areas are:
    -April 26, 27, 28
    -April 29, 30, May 1

    After the reserved hunts, Atterbury, Fairbanks Landing, Glendale, Hovey Lake,
    Hillenbrand and Minnehaha Fish and Wildlife areas will be open for turkey
    hunting from May 2 to the end of the season, May 14.

    A daily drawing may be held each morning at the property, if necessary, to
    allocate hunting locations. A hunter must obtain a daily hunting permit at the
    property's check station to legally hunt on these fish and wildlife areas.

    Kankakee and Sugar Ridge Fish and Wildlife areas and several reservoirs will
    offer self-service check-in hunting for the entire spring wild turkey season,
    April 26 to May 14, 2006.

    Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area conducts five, two-day hunts at Atterbury
    Military Maneuver and Training Center. Atterbury Military Maneuver and Training
    Center reserved hunts take place on the following dates:

    -April 26, 27
    -May 1, 2
    -May 3, 4
    -May 8, 9
    -May 10, 11

    Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge will be open to special permit turkey
    hunting for 13 days during the 2006 regular spring turkey season. Ten permits
    per day will be issued for the refuge hunting area. Hunting will be permitted on
    weekdays from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 12 noon.

    Selected hunters must be checked in at the property check station by 4:30 a.m.
    at properties on Central Daylight Time, or 5:30 a.m. at properties on Eastern
    Daylight Time. Hunting spots that are not claimed by check-in time will be
    filled with stand-by hunters. Roush Lake, Fairbanks Landing, Hillenbrand,
    Splinter Ridge Fish and Wildlife areas, Mississinewa and Salamonie reservoirs
    will not conduct no-show drawings.

    For additional information, call the property office where you wish to hunt.

    Purchase a sport license:

    DNR property information:

    Wild turkey hunting regulations:

    Turkey hunting safety tips:
  5. thanks for the info. happy hunting