Patoka Sportsman 10-20-18

Patoka Sportsman 10-20 & 10-21-18

The annual Hunters for the Hungry program administered by the Dubois County Sportsmen’s Club is going on now through the end of deer season in January.  Any hunter who harvests a deer can donate it to the Hunters for the Hungry by taking it to Sanders Processing in Celestine, Ferdinand Processing, Cannelburg Processing or Ohio Valley Custom Deer Processing in English.  Processing will be paid for through a grant from the Sportsmen’s Benevolence Fund acquired by the Dubois County Sportsmen’s Club.  All donated deer meat is packaged and distributed through area food banks.

Hunters can check in their game online through the CheckIN Game system, in the Fish & Wildlife Online Services application, at an on-site check station, or by phone. The online CheckIN Game system and the Fish & Wildlife Online Services can be used with any Internet-connected device. Both of these options are free, and you don’t need to set up an account online to check in your game. You can purchases licenses, check in game, view your check-in history, get your HIP number, purchase a gift certificate or make a donation through your account. The phone-in option (1-800-419-1326) carries a $3 fee (Visa or Mastercard only). Even at on-site check stations, station managers will enter information online through the CheckIN Game System. Stations no longer use paper log books or issue metal tags.

Reservations for put-and-take pheasant hunts on DNR properties will be accepted until midnight on Nov. 24. Put-and-take hunting reservations are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. All hunting days will start on a Saturday in mid to late November. Properties locally offering put-and-take hunts are Atterbury and Glendale wildlife areas. The cost for put-and-take hunts is $28 per person per slot, which is non-refundable. Put-and-take pheasant hunters must register each day of their hunt at the property office. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. local time. Put-and-take pheasant hunters may begin hunting at 9 a.m. local time.

Indiana’s Deer archery season and the fall turkey seasons both began on October 1.  Only one bird of either sex may be taken either during the archery season which runs from Oct. 1-28 and again from Dec. 8 through Jan. 6 or the Fall Firearms season is from Oct. 17-28.  Turkey hunters must meet fluorescent hunter orange requirements while hunting turkeys Dec. 8-24 and from Dec. 26-Jan. 6 in locations where the deer special antlerless season is open.  Deer archery season runs from Oct. 1 through Jan. 6. 

You have several choices of deer license you can purchase. A deer bundle license can be used in all seasons (except the deer reduction zone season) and gives the hunter the privilege to harvest up to three deer (3 antlerless OR 1 antlered and 2 antlerless deer). If you hunt in more than one season, this is the license deal for you. Season dates, legal equipment, and all other deer hunting laws apply. Cost is $65 for Indiana residents,$295 for non-residents and $65 for non-resident youth.

Deer firearms season is from Nov. 17 through Dec. 2.  Muzzleloader season runs from Dec. 8-23 and the special antlerless season runs from Dec. 26 through Jan. 6 only in counties with a bonus antlerless quota of 4 or more.  In our area those counties include Greene, Martin, Lawrence, Orange, Crawford and Perry.  Dubois and Spencer have a quota of 3. Pike, Warrick, Know, Gibson and Vanderburg’s quota is only 2.

The Jasper Rifle & Gun club is sponsoring their 2019 Weekly gun raffle under License No. 147585. One firearm will be raffled for ever 20 raffle tickets sold.  Each raffle ticket is priced at $52 and is good for all drawings.  An early bonus drawing will occur the first Tuesday after every 250 raffle tickets are sold.  This is in addition to the regular weekly drawings.  The first scheduled drawing will occur Tuesday, January 1 2019.  Two drawings will take place each week until all firearms added to the raffle are drawn.  Winning tickets are placed back in the drawing.  Each participant in the 2019 weekly gun raffle will receive a $10 discount off new or renewal JRGC membership dues. Raffle tickets are available from any JRGC member, and Jeff’s Bait & guns, The Great Outdoors, Weisheit Guns and Gear, Winsupply Inc., Jasper Marathon, Mac-A-Doo’s and Eck-Mundy Associates.  For up to date information visit the JRGC Facebook page.

JASPER RIFLE AND GUN CLUB WILL BE OPENING THEIR TRAP FIELDS FOR SIX SUNDAYS, THRU 10-28 FOR YOUTH SHOOTERS TO PARTICIPATE, LEARN AND SHOOT THE SPORT OF TRAP. YOUTH SHOOTERS MAY ATTEND AS MANY OR ALL OF THESE SESSIONS. THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE FRIENDS OF THE NRA AND THE JRGC, THE COST OF A ROUND OF 25 TRAP TARGETS WILL BE $2.00 AND A BOX OF SHOTGUN SHELLS WILL BE $3.00. THESE PRICES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE DURING THESE EVENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION OF IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE email youthshotgun@jaspergunclub.com OR CALL STEVE HAGGH AT 812-482-9013 OR JOE JONES AT 360-975-9284.