If you want to hunt or fish in Indiana you'll need to make sure your license is up to date.
Hunting and Fishing Enthusiasts
Here in Indiana, we have our fair share of people who love hunting and fishing. We all know someone who always has a freezer full of deer meat, and if you don't know that person, you're missing out on a good friend who will hook you up with some deer meat or invite you over for the best deer meat chili!
However, if you want to hunt in the state of Indiana, you will need to go through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to get the proper license for hunting or fishing.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources works to protect and preserve natural resources.
The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources also issues licenses for hunting and fishing, so before you head out to hunt or fish, make sure your license isn't expired!
2022 Licenses Expire in March
Indiana Department of Natural Resources took to Facebook to remind Hoosiers that 2022 hunting and fishing licenses are only valid until March 31st of this year. However, if you want to go ahead and purchase your 2023 hunting or fishing license, those are available for sale now. You can get your 2023 hunting and fishing licenses through IN.Gov, here.
Once you receive your license you do need to be aware of the following rules:
Carry a signed license (and applicable federal stamps and HIP number) or the electronic copy on you while fishing, hunting, or trapping. Present or show the license upon request from a DNR Conservation Officer or any other authorized law enforcement officer.
DNR-issued licenses may be revoked at the discretion of a court upon conviction of fish and wildlife law violations, or at the discretion of the department for non-compliance with conditions under which licenses are issued.
For more information, you can check the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website.