Patoka Sportsman 9-22-18

Patoka Sportsman 9-22 & 9-23-18

Youth deer season is Sept. 29-30, 2018. Youth age 17 or younger on the date of the hunt can participate but must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age. The youth hunter must possess a valid license for hunting deer (youth hunt/trap or other) while in the field unless exempt from needing a license. The youth’s adult partner must possess a valid hunting license of any type that is not an apprentice license. All hunters must wear hunter orange.

The youth hunter can take an antlered deer and one (or more) antlerless deer. The youth hunter’s antlerless deer limit is determined by the bonus county quota for the county being hunted. A youth hunter can take only one antlerless deer in a county with a bonus antlerless quota of “A” during the special youth deer season. An antlered deer harvested during the youth season counts toward the statewide bag limit of one antlered deer.

The youth hunter may use a legal firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow to take a deer. Only one antlerless deer may be taken on DNR-managed Fish and Wildlife areas and some other DNR properties. The youth hunter must comply with all other deer hunting regulations.

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 begin 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.  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 St. Anthony Conservation Club will hold their last 30 Target 3-D Shoot of the year combined with the 7th Annual Archery Expo Sept. 29. Registration is from 8 AM till 1 PM and the Expo ends at 4 PM. Cost to shoot is $10. Youth ages 10 and under shoot for free. All shooters will be entered for several door prizes. Deer head scoring will also take place. Food & refreshments will be available. For more info call 812-630-1670.

JASPER RIFLE AND GUN CLUB WILL BE OPENING THEIR TRAP FIELDS FOR SIX SUNDAYS, (9-23 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.