Conservancy Preserves that Allow Hunting

Information on which Conservancy-owned preserves allow hunting.

Why do we allow hunting on our preserves?

Indiana's large deer herds have had great consequences for the health of our forests. Learn more.


The following is a list of preserves and lands the Indiana Chapter owns and manages that allow hunting during deer season. Unlike the lands managed by the Division of Fish & Wildlife, hunting on Conservancy preserves is not open to the pubic. Our hunters are licensed by the chapter, and only they have permission to hunt. Wearing blaze orange is suggested when venturing to these areas during the hunting season.

Bow, gun and muzzleloaders are permitted throughout the season, except at Conrad Station Savanna, which is only open to bow hunting. Other special cases:

  • Houghton Lake has 5 licenses out for hunting/trapping all legal species, so hunters are out much of the year.
  • Division of Fish & Wildlife manages hunting on our land at Kankakee Sands (managed through Willow Slough FWA), NIPSCO Savanna and two tracts at Prairie Border (managed through Jasper-Pulaski FWA). They manage for hunting most legal species, so much of the year there are hunters out there as well.

Please be cautious when hiking in these areas. Learn more about Indiana's hunting and trapping season from the state's Department of Natural Resources.

Big Walnut (Putnam County)
Brown County Hills:

  • Forest Bank tracts
  • Tulip Trace

Charles Spring (Washington County)
Chelsea Flatwoods (Jefferson County)
Conrad Station Savanna (Newton County)
Dewey Hickman (Harrison County)
Douglas Woods (Steuben & DeKalb Counties)
Fawn River Fen (Lagrange County)
Grass Lake Complex (Steuben County)
Harrison County Glades:

  • Buena Vista Glade
  • Mosquito Creek
  • Rabbit Hash Glade
  • Stoner Hill Glades
  • Teeple Glade

Hitz-Rhodehamel Woods (Brown County)
Houghton Lake (Marshall County)
Kankakee Sands (Newton County)
Ober Sand Savanna (Starke County)
Ohio-Wabash Confluence – Mackey Island (Posey County)
Perseverance Barrens (Harrison County)
Pigeon River - Cline Lake Fen (Lagrange County)
Saunders Woods (Gibson County)
Shooting Star Cliffs (Crawford County)
Swamp Angel (Noble County)
Tefft Savanna – NIPSCO Savanna (Jasper County)
Tefft Savanna - Prairie Border (Jasper County)
Thousand Acre Woods (Daviess County)
Twin Creek Valley (Washington County)
Upper St. Joseph River – Fish Creek (DeKalb County, Indiana and Williams County, Ohio)
Wening-Sherritt Seeps (Dubois County)
Whippoorwill Woods (Brown County)
Wyandotte Cave (Crawford County)


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