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Indiana deer hunters can register to hunt in areas otherwise off-limits

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Posted at 9:46 AM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 09:48:06-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana deer hunters can sign up for the chance to hunt on land owned by participating landowners and other areas that would otherwise be off-limits to them.

The new Deer Hunt Registry system is run by the Department of Natural Resource's Division of Fish & Wildlife.

The Deer Hunt Registry connects hunters with landowners, golf courses, parks, land trusts, farmers and other communities they would normally not be able to connect with. The registry will provide interested parties with a list of hunters in the area who are willing to help them.

The Deer Hunt Registry system is replacing the former Hunters Helping Farmers program and incorporating the Community Hunter Access Program (CHAP).

Hunters can sign up for the chance to hunt starting July 1, 2019.

Signing up on the Deer Hunt Registry does not guarantee additional hunting opportunities, but it gives hunters the chance to be included.

For more information or to sign up, see

To view all DNR news releases, please see