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Indiana 2019 Deer Reduction Zone Season is Underway




Submitted by:  TBC Press
Posted on: 09/18/19

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2019 North America Sportshows
News # 12936
  • Bag limit: 10 deer, of which only one can be antlered. Individuals hunting in a designated reduction zone who are attempting to satisfy the reduction zone bag limit must harvest an antlerless deer in the Deer Reduction Zone before harvesting an antlered deer (a.k.a. earn-a-buck). The earn-a-buck requirement only applies to the reduction zone bag limit. The reduction zone bag limit is in addition to all other bag limits. See the hunting guide for deer bag limits
  • A Deer Reduction Zone license, resident youth hunt/trap, lifetime comprehensive hunting, or lifetime comprehensive hunting/fishing license is required unless you meet a license exemption under state law.
  • The Deer Reduction Zone license allows the individual to harvest one deer per license. A valid license is required for each deer taken. Purchase a license .
  • Where allowed by local ordinances, firearms legal for deer hunting can be used in reduction zones with a Deer Reduction Zone license or to count the deer towards the reduction zone bag limit from Nov. 16, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2020.
  • The season does not override any local ordinances restricting discharge of firearms and bows.
  • It's illegal to hunt, shoot at, or kill a deer or to shoot at any deer from within, into, upon, or across any public road.
  • Deer Reduction Zones may be altered annually at the DNR director’s discretion based on deer population management needs.

Stock Image courtesy of IN fish & game
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Indiana 2019 deer reduction zone season got underway Sept 15 and runs through Jan 31, 2020.

Deer Reduction Zones, previously called urban zones, give hunters opportunities to harvest deer in defined urban areas and along portions of Indiana highways, in addition to harvests allowed within statewide bag limits elsewhere in Indiana.

View an interactive map. For more information see; Deer Reduction Zones

Indiana 2019 Deer Reduction Zone Season is Underway