DNR increases fees for pheasant hunting

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has increased the fee for put-and-take pheasant hunts at DNR fish and wildlife areas.

The fee is increasing from $25 to $28 for the 2015-16 season because of the increasing cost of acquiring pheasants.

Pheasants are released for put-and-take hunting on Atterbury, Glendale, J.E. Roush Lake, Pigeon River (west of State Road 3), Tri-County, Willow Slough and Winamac Fish and Wildlife Areas. The bag limit is two birds of either gender, except at Pigeon River, Willow Slough and Winamac. There, the limit is two roosters only.

Hunters may reserve put-and-take pheasant hunt licenses at hunting.IN.gov/5834.htm from Sept. 1 through midnight Nov. 29.