Hunting

Posey County is a midwest hunter’s paradise, particularly in the managed wildlife areas down in the Point where you will find abundant deer, waterfowl, and wild turkeys among other hunting options.

The Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area and several of the Nature Conservancy properties are open to the public with the appropriate permits. Harmonie State Park runs a lottery for special deer hunting days.

Indiana DNR License Fees and Other Info
Reserved Hunt in Harmonie State Park Info

See below for the list of public properties where hunting is permitted.

  • Grey Estate Cypress Slough Grey Estate Cypress SloughThe Grey Estate Cypress Slough is essentially the other side of the Twin Swamp Cypress Slough, and is accessible via a parking area directly across the road from Big Cypress Slough. It has several trails that follow the slough or take the hiker through interesting flat woods.
  • Harmonie State Park Hunting Harmonie State Park HuntingHarmonie State Park runs a lottery for special deer hunting days. In 2015 there were two days in November.
  • Hovey Lake Hovey LakeHovey Lake is a 1,400 acre oxbow lake where cypress trees that grow out of the water. It is an excellent spot for sightseeing, hiking, bird watching, picnicking and kayaking, as well as hunting and fishing. There is a levee that serves as an interesting trail where it is common ...
  • Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife AreaThe Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area (FWA) includes Hovey Lake and several other properties that are rich in wildlife and open to hunters. The most common game species include waterfowl, deer, turkey and squirrel; however all the major game species are found at Hovey Lake FWA Hovey Lake FWA uses a combination of ...
  • Section 6 Flatwoods Section 6 FlatwoodsSection 6 Flatwoods is an uninspired name for a great deer hunting spot and a rare ecosystem that is home to a diversity of plant and tree species. Walking through the preserve expect to see post oak, false aloe, yellow star-grass, Sampson’s snakeroot, starve panic grass and small skullcap on the ...
  • Twin Swamps Nature Preserve Twin Swamps Nature PreserveTwin Swamps is one of the northernmost cypress sloughs in the United States. It features a nice trail, a wooden observation walk and deck, abundant wildflowers, bald cypress and oaks.
  • Wabash Lowlands Wetland Conservation Area Wabash Lowlands Wetland Conservation AreaThe Wabash Lowlands is comprised of hardwood forests and several ponds. The area is an important wetland for migrating birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Wading birds such as cranes and herons inhabit the deep ponds and surrounding areas. Native pecan trees and naturally occurring bamboo and cane provide the ...
  • Weyerbacher Wetland Restoration Area Weyerbacher Wetland Restoration AreaThe Weyerbacher Wetland Restoration Area is a 35-acre moist soil managed wetland that is flooded during fall and winter to provide dependable and manageable water for critical migration and wintering habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and other wetland wildlife.