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Hunting in Indiana: 3 Things to Know Before Applying for a Hunting Permit for Your Kids

By    |   Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 12:56 AM

During hunting season in Indiana, game enthusiasts clad in camouflage, flock to the many lakes, forests, and hills that grace the "Hoosier State." The sport has been praised for teaching its participants patience, focus, determination and dedication, attributes many parents hope to pass on to their children.

But before introducing your little ones to their first hunting gun, take note of these three things to know before getting hunting permits for children in Indiana:

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1. Cost
Youth hunters have a keen advantage in Indiana, where the cost of a child's hunting license is a mere $7. Nonresident youths must pay the adult resident fee of $17 to obtain their hunting permits. Licenses and permits can be purchased at commercial outlets statewide, as well as at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Customer Service Center located at Government Center South, 402 W. Washington St. Room W160, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

2. Free Hunting Opportunities
Before paying for a hunting license or permit for your child, see if you can take advantage of Indiana's Department of Natural Resources designated free youth hunting days. During the designated time period each year, children under age 18 can hunt without a license, but must be accompanied by an adult. To learn more about free hunting days and when they will be offered, visit the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website.

3. Educational Opportunities
An additional advantage given to Indiana's youngest group of hunters is offered by Big Oaks and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuges, which sponsor youth hunting activity and educational programs each year. Program packages include workshops and lessons on shooting, animal care and archery. The programs have been recognized as a great way to introduce minors to the sport of hunting before sending them out on their own to hunt for the first time. For more information about the workshops visit the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website.

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This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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