Whether it be deer or game birds that you enjoy hunting, or are considering getting into for the first time, Indiana is home to a wealth of seasonal opportunities for the hunting and trapping enthusiast.

However, before you start shooting, it is important that you understand all of the current rules and regulations being enforced by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Here are10 of Indiana’s most commonly hunted animals and the regulations for hunting them.

  • 1

    Red and Gray Fox and Other Furbearers

    Red and Gray Fox season in Indiana typically runs from mid-October until the end of February. There is no limit on the number you can hunt. For information on the exact dates, click here.

    Coyote and Striped Skunk season in Indiana typically runs from Mid-October until mid-March. There is no limit on the number you can hunt. For information on the exact dates, click here.

    Raccoon and Opossum season in Indiana typically runs from the beginning of November until the end of January. There is no limit on the number you can hunt. For information on the exact dates, click here.

    For general license regulations, go here.

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    Wild Turkey

    Wild Turkey season in Indiana typically runs from the end of April until mid-May, with fall archery almost the entire month of October and then again from the beginning of December until the first week of January. Fall firearm season lasts from mid-October until the end of the month. There is a limit of 1 bearded or male turkey in the spring and 1 bird of either sex in the fall. For information on the exact dates, click here.

    For general license regulations, go here.

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    Deer

    Deer season in Indiana typically runs from mid-September until the end of January. Archery season starts in October, firearms season in November and muzzleloader in December. For information on the exact dates and hunting limits, click here.

    For general license regulations, go here.

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    Squirrel

    Squirrel season in Indiana typically runs from mid-August until the end of January. There is a limit of five (5) per day. For information on the exact dates, click here.

    For general license regulations, go here.

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    Ruffled Grouse

    Ruffled Grouse season in Indiana typically runs from the beginning of October until the end of December on private lands and finishes up in mid-November on public lands. There is a limit of two (2) per day. For information on the exact dates, click here.

    For general license regulations, go here.

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    Pheasant

    Pheasant (cock) season in Indiana typically runs from the beginning of November until the end of December. There is a limit of two (2) per day. For information on the exact dates, click here.

    For general license regulations, go here.

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    Quail

    Quail season in Indiana typically runs from the beginning of November until mid-January. There is a limit between 5-8 per day. For information on the exact dates, click here.

    For general license regulations, go here.

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    Rabbit

    Rabbit season in Indiana typically runs from the beginning of November until mid-February. On Department of Natural Resources properties, hunting can begin on October 1. There is a limit of five (5) per day. For information on the exact dates, click here.

    For general license regulations, go here.

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    Crow

    Crow season in Indiana typically runs from the beginning of July until mid-August and then again from mid-December to the beginning of March. There is no limit on the number you can hunt. For information on the exact dates, click here.

    For general license regulations, go here.

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    Frog

    Frog season in Indiana typically runs from mid-June until the end of April. There is a limit of 25 per day. For information on the exact dates, click here.

    For general license regulations, go here.

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