Indiana DNR makes changes to turkey hunting procedures due to COVID-19

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Posted at 11:39 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 23:39:44-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Department of Natural Resources is changing its procedures for turkey hunters completing their hunt registration this year due to the spread of COVID-19.

Turkey hunters will now be allowed to continue hunting on fish & wildlife areas while maintaining social distancing practices, according to a press release from the DNR.

Selected turkey hunters will be a mailed permit cards and parking permits with specific dates, according to the release. Hunters will still be required to sign in at the self-serve check-in booths before hunting, even though the fish & wildlife offices will be closed. While singing in, hunters must keep six feet away from each other.

Both the youth and regular seasons will follow the same procedures, according to the release.

The supplemental drawing application period beings at 8 a.m. Monday and ends at 11:59 p.m. April 12, according to the release.

You can view more information about the changes and application period here.