Roush and Salamonie among DNR properties to host youth turkey hunts

Youth hunters can apply for a reservation to hunt one of 21 Indiana Department of Natural Resources properties, including Roush Fish and Wildlife Area and Salamonie Lake, during the special youth wild turkey hunting season, April 19 and 20.

The hunters must be younger than 18 on the day of the hunt.

The reserved hunts are at the following fish and wildlife areas, in addition to Roush: Atterbury, Crosley, Deer Creek, Glendale, Hovey Lake, Jasper-Pulaski, Sugar Ridge, Kankakee, Kingsbury, LaSalle, Pigeon River, Tri-County, Minnehaha, Fairbanks Landing, Hillenbrand, Chinook, Winamac and Willow Slough.

A hunt will also take place at Misissinewa Lake.
The number of hunters allowed on each property will be limited. Interested hunters or an adult representing them must register in person or by phone with the property they wish to hunt.

Hunters should register between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time between March 17 and 21 or March 24 and 28.

Hunters can register for only one property.

At properties where the number of registered hunters exceeds the spots available, a drawing will be held on March 31.

Applicants must possess a 2014 Youth Consolidated Hunting and Trapping License, a 2014 Non-Resident Youth Spring Turkey License with a game bird habitat stamp privilege, or Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting License.

Apprentice hunting licenses of the types named above also may be used.