Hunters can apply for an archery-only management hunt at Big Walnut Natural Area (BWNA) in Putnam County from Aug. 12-26 by visiting on.IN.gov/reservedhunt. The online application is the only way to apply. Applicants must possess a hunting license valid for the hunt in which they are applying.

The following dates are available for this hunt:

Nov. 1, 2019 – Nov. 21, 2019

Nov. 22, 2019 – Dec. 12, 2019

Dec. 13, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

Nature preserve deer management hunt opportunities are decided based on ecological objectives and are used as management tools. Hunters should not apply if they would forego a doe or smaller buck for a larger buck.

Hunters will be selected through a randomized computer drawing conducted by the Division of Fish & Wildlife. Draw result notifications will be emailed approximately one week after hunt applications close. A link to check the status of the draw is available at on.IN.gov/reservedhunt. Successfully drawn applicants will be allowed one hunting partner. All regulations and bag limits apply.

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.