Hunts will run one-half hour before sunrise until noon at properties in the Central Time Zone, and one-half hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. on properties in the Eastern Time Zone.
Youth hunters who are selected for the hunt may check in at any time each day until the end of legal hunting hours for that property. Properties will not have a daily “no-show” drawing. Hunters interested in possible unfilled quotas at a property should phone that property for more information before showing up.
During youth wild turkey season, hunters younger than age 18 on the day of the hunt can take a bearded or male wild turkey. The youth must be accompanied by someone 18 or older.
The youth hunter may use any legal shotgun, bow and arrow, or crossbow. The adult accompanying the youth hunter must not possess a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow while in the field. The adult does not need to possess a turkey hunting license unless the youth is using an apprentice license, or unless the adult is calling turkeys.
Phone numbers for information or to register at a specific property:
• Deer Creek 765-653-0453; Winamac 574-946-4422 and Mississinewa 765-473-6528.
• To purchase a Youth Consolidated or Turkey license go to IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov.
• For wild turkey hunting regulations go to dnr.IN.gov/fishwild/huntguide1/hunting1.htm.
• For turkey hunting safety tips go to dnr.IN.gov/fishwild/hunt/turkey/turkeysafe.html.
If you go: WHAT: Youth wild turkey hunts WHEN: April 19 and 20 WHERE: 21 Department of Natural Resources properties around Indiana HOW: Register with the property between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time March 17-21 or March 24-28