Patoka Lake announces waterfowl hunts

From Local Sources

PATOKA LAKE — Wildlife Management staff at Patoka Lake have selected the 2020 – 2021 waterfowl resting area access dates for the 2020 – 2021 Migratory Waterfowl Hunting Seasons.

The Sycamore Creek Waterfowl Resting Area will be closed to any and all forms of waterfowl hunting from Sept. 1, 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021. In addition, the Sycamore Creek WRA will have public access restrictions beginning Nov. 1, 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021. Legal access for hunting — except waterfowl — fishing, trapping or boating may only occur in the Sycamore Creek WRA from Nov. 1, 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021, on the noted Special Hunt Days.

The Wall’s Ramp Waterfowl Resting Area and Allen Creek Waterfowl Resting Area will be open to hunting — including waterfowl hunting — fishing, trapping and boating on specific days beginning Nov. 1, 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021.

Special federal, state and property regulations must be adhered to. See the 2020 - 2021 Indiana Hunting & Trapping Guide and Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations Pamphlet for details. Hunters are encouraged to contact the Indiana Conservation Officers at (812) 837-9536 regarding specific questions on federal or state laws, statutes, and rules. Maps of the waterfowl resting areas can be picked up at the Patoka Lake Main Office. Additional information can be found at https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/5261.htm or at the Patoka Lake Main Office phone number, 812-685-2464 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.