Patoka Sportsman 3-5-22

Patoka Sportsman 3-5 & 3-6-22

There will be a 3-D Broken Arrow Archery shoot Sunday March 13 at Beaver Lake CR 325 E Jasper IN. Sign-in will be from sunrise till noon. A practice range will be available, and concessions will available. The entry fee is $10 for all adults, $8 for children age 11-17, and free for the cub class (10 and younger) and active military members. There will also be a new class for the kids in the archery programs at school. The fee for that class is $5. They will shoot from 8-12 yard stake (white stake). They will have to bring their bows from school. Come out and enjoy the shoot for a chance to win a free shoot. Every month we will be giving away a free shoot to a shooter from the month before. If anyone is wanting to join the club they can come to a shoot and sign up. For more information call cliff fleck at (812)630-0454 or karla brames at 812-827-3756.

Indiana DNR is accepting applications for reserved spring turkey hunts through March 14. Hunters can apply online at by clicking "Apply for a reserved hunt" and entering their Customer ID. The online method is the only way to apply. Late entries will not be accepted. The application process is consolidated into the online services website,, along with licenses, CheckIN Game, and HIP registration. You do not need to have an online account to apply, so there is no need to log in.

Remember, your 2021-22 hunting and fishing licenses expire March 31. Purchase your annual hunting and fishing licenses for 2022-23 now.

.410 and 28-gauge shotguns are now legal for turkey hunting in addition to already legal 10, 12, 16 and 20 gauge shotguns. Tungsten Super Shot #9 and #10 are also now legal for wild turkey hunting. Youth season is April 23 & 24.The regular season opens on April 27 through May 15.

The annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop is April 29 to May 1 at Ross Camp in West Lafayette. The workshop is open to women ages 18 and older and limited to 85 participants. The program is designed for women to learn outdoor skills in a relaxed, low-pressure environment. Participants will choose four activities from more than two dozen offerings, including fishing, archery, geocaching, wilderness survival, natural gardening, wild edibles, wildlife tracking, shooting firearms, and outdoor cooking. The workshop is for women who have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn; who have tried them but are beginners hoping to improve; or who know how to do some of the activities, but would like to try new ones. Women who enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals and who seek time away to reconnect with nature are also prime candidates for BOW. Registration is now open and runs until there are 85 registrants, can be done online at The cost for the workshop is $250 and includes all equipment, meals, and lodging.

Your guide to Indiana's best values in outdoor recreation is available now at And your guide to Indiana fishing is available at The DNR’s 2022 Indiana Recreation Guide is the source for information on state parks, state forests, lakes, fish & wildlife areas, nature preserves, state park inns, and other DNR properties. Soon, free printed copies of each will be available at local retail outlets, state parks, lakes and other DNR properties.

This year's four free fishing days are May 1, June 4-5, and Sept. 24. Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout stamp to fish in public waters on these days. Free Fishing Days are a great opportunity to give fishing a try or share fishing with a friend or family member.

Registration is open for the Full Moon 5K taking place at Patoka Lake beach on Friday, June 5 at 9:15p.m. Race 3.1miles through the woods on roadways, a well-maintained gravel and grass lane and paved bike trail lit by moonlight and tiki torches. Race for a cause! All proceeds from this event will go to support Patoka’s non-releasable raptors; a red-tailed hawk, eastern screech owl and bald eagle. Early registration is $25 which includes a race t-shirt. Go to to register today! For more information or call (812)685-2447.

Another Hunter Ed class is coming up March 27 from 6-9:30 PM and Saturday March 28 form 8 Am to 4:30 PM at the Faith Baptist Church on East Main St. in Loogootee. For more information contact the church or Indiana Conservation Officer Tony Mann. Cornerstone Methodist Church on State Road 70 in Christney is having an Indiana Hunter Ed class on Saturday April 4 from 7 AM to 5:30 PM.  Contact Perry Frey for more information on the Christney class. Indiana Hunter Education Courses will provide instruction in the areas of safe firearm use and handling while hunting, as well as in the home, hunter ethics and responsibility, game identification, and conservation management. Anyone born after December 31, 1986 is required to be certified in Hunter Education before they can purchase a hunting license.  To sign up for any of these classes or the online class go to pass it on Indiana dot com.  The online course costs $19.95. You must be at least 12 years old and a resident of Indiana to take this online course.

Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area will hold an Indiana Trapper education class on Saturday March14 & Sunday March 15 from 9 Am to 4 PM EST.  The class is free to attend and lunch both days and dinner the first night will be provided.  The class will be oriented toward beginning trappers with emphasis on hands on experience in the field.  To sign up go to The class is sponsored by Fur Takers of America local 7C, Indiana State Trappers Ass. And Dubois County Sportsmen’s Club.