The last thing you want to worry about when deer hunting is if you have the right license for the right deer season.
The new deer license bundle makes such worries a thing of the past. With it, one license can be used in multiple seasons. The bundle can be used in youth, archery, firearms, muzzleloader, and special antlerless seasons, and allows for the harvest of one antlered and two antlerless deer. All legal equipment that can be used in these seasons may be used with the deer bundle, including crossbows.
“The deer bundle is a great alternative to buying multiple licenses for multiple seasons,” said Michelle Cain, DNR wildlife information specialist. “It saves hunters money and makes hunting easier for those who enjoy many equipment types for deer hunting.”
However, the bundle cannot be used to satisfy urban deer zone bag limits or to take bonus antlerless deer on a DNR property during the special antlerless deer season nor during any regular deer season, except where authorized. See the Indiana Hunting and Trapping Guide or contact the DNR property you wish to hunt for exceptions.
Buy the bundle at indianaoutdoor.IN.gov or at any Indiana Outdoor license retailer near you.
Registration for the second season of DNR’s GiveIN Game program starts Sept. 1. If you registered before Sept. 1, you will still need to register again to participate.
The highly successful program had 702 participants for its first deer season.
GiveIN Game is a free donation program for people who would like venison to feed their families. The program allows hunters who have extra venison and people who want venison to connect on their own time and set up an exchange. Selling, bartering or trading for venison is prohibited.
A majority of the participants who responded to a recent survey agreed the program is easy to use, private and secure, and that it fosters community goodwill. More than 90 percent of participants said they would sign up again this year.
“GiveIN Game is a great way to connect people in local communities who are looking for a healthy alternative source of protein,” said Chad Stewart, DNR deer research biologist.