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Indiana

Grade Breakdown by Resident and Nonresident

Residents: D+
Nonresidents: C+
Individual Reports and Comments
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matt (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Gun season too long. Need to reduce doe permits. Eliminate spotlighting alrogether. I dont care if you have a weapon in the truck or not.
Woody Woodling (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: A-
I have no trouble harvesting a deer every year. I have seen many nice bucks on my trail camera and have harvested a few. Doe tags are plentiful.
Luke McKee (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: C
As said before, it seems that private herd management is most crucial to your success. Deer get absolutely hammered in a long gun season.
Jim (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: D
Low number of deer sightings while hunting and the bucks were small.
Joe (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Poor deer sightings in porter county the past 5 years an this year being the worst! Only 3 does seen on a 400 acre plot and 6 young bucks.. horrible doe tag limits and long season is eradicating deer.
Skeets (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: D-
I have seen less deer each year for the last 5 years. We live in Porter County. My son-in law farms 3000 acres and he is also a hunter. He has seen very few deer for the past 2 years.
INbowdude (resident)
Buck Quality: D-
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: D
I only saw 3 antlered bucks during my hunts. On one of my best farms, I only saw 6 deer on over 400 acres of prime deer habitat and grain farms. On the plus side, the turkeys were thick.
Brett wilson (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
To late , keep killing what's left. Open the season all yr. It already is in most of the state.
Kevin Robertson (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
Our past Deer Biologist Chad Stewart left this state due to the mess the NRC created and took their interests into consideration instead of what the majority wanted. Pathetic NRC
Mark Davidson (resident)
Buck Quality: D-
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Our current NRC leaders sided with a minority group years ago and it has ruined our great state! Cut gun days please!! You are ruining recreational values of Indiana land!!!!
Phil Taylor (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
The last 5 years have been devastating for deer hunting. Shorten our dammmm gun season you idiots!!! We'd like to have a heritage to pass on, but current regs are ousting youth by lowering interest
Tim James (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
The IDNR here in Indiana was forced to do what a few irresponsible NRC leaders wanted to do. Pat Early and Bryan Pointer should be FIRED for letting their personal agenda ruin the IDNR's Prop #1.
Ben Spieth (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: D+
Terrible season set up... move muzzleloader season towards the end of December and end the antlerless season out side of urban zones
Randall Marshall (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
Private herd management is the only management thus one reason for pockets of quality hunting. Far too many antlerless are being killed in most areas due to a lack of any type of management.
Chad Slone (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
The only management they do is Kill kill kill. We have been in reduction mode for far too long. Need to manage state land better. Stop the good ol buddy management.
Michael Wienhorst (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
Huge decline in deer numbers in the last 5 years. 5 years ago would see 15 to 20 deer a sit. I’m lucky now to see 1 to 5. Haven’t killed a doe on my 185 acre piece of ground in the last 3 years.
DEC (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: F
Do not wait on the State to manage your hunting. Invest in your own land (either buy or lease) and manage your local herd. The State level management SUCKS.
Chad Rennhack (resident)
Buck Quality: D-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: D-
I have been a resident of Indiana for 22 years. The deer numbers and quality of buck size was VERY good up until 2008 in the counties that I hunt in.
Todd Wienhorst (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
Our state countinues to allow high quotas for antlerless deer and disregards public input from hunters who are on the front lines.
Brent kaukl (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Not alot of deer in general cut back on doe kill long seasons try to build up herd numbers
Darin fry (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C
Deer herd needed to be brought down from early 2000 numbers but has almost became to low. Gun seasons too long. Need to lower bonus tags and do away with antlerless season. Good bucks still to be had
Sam mccoy (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
Gun season needs to start earlier. Muzzleloader needs to be over mid Dec. No late season doe hunt. Shorten the whole season
Dave donaldson (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Shoot whatever you want most people don't care , killen all . It's okay to do in this county.
Joe martin (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
States not mgting deer. They are being paid for there vote to kill them all.
Hunter (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Make option for a 2nd buck at a high price tag. Lower quotes on bonus tag , raise the price on bonus tags. Your turn in a poacher system is a joke. Make it user friendly
Zach Lawson (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: F
The deer population in IN is way down compared to early 2000's. In that time frame our tags where adjusted to the population and deer tags per county are same. IN needs to back to 2 bucks. Increase de
Steve Dean (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: A
There are big bucks to be had across Indiana and there are plenty of deer relative to available habit for hunting. A bigger concern I see for Indiana hunters is lack of hunting ground.
Zach Jones (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: F
Too many doe tags. Period
Terrance blessinger (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: D
Season too long. Low doe numbers. Bucks roam large area for does.
Justin Upp (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
Seeing considerably less deer. Antlerless quotas are far too high.
Matt (resident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: A+
The length of gun season is perfect. Gun seasons has nothing to do with deer numbers. Antler-less permits are key to a healthy deer herd. Reduce the number of doe tags then the herd will bounce back
Dave Dennis (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: B
I think In is a good State for whitetail but just due to soil quality it will never be at the very top
W8N4RUT (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: D+
Gun season too long. Like the one buck rule. Tradition seems to trump good management here
Tim Moore (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
We have added almost 60 Days to our seasons and weapons galore! Along w/ Bonus Tags !! Upwards of 400 deer is way to many
Dave (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Way to many does taken over the last few years
Troy Minor (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Indiana gun seasons are too long and too early. Too many doe permits as well. Should have never went to high powered rifles.
Scott s (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: D-
Bonus doe tags are way to high.
Jerry McKinney (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Need 2 buck tags to manage buck quality . Lower doe bonus tags in some county's. This would contribute to a mgt Program , since we have none
John wilson (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
Deer not being managed ,deer to Hunter ratio way off , season to long
Homer strokes (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: C+
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David mahoney (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
Last 5 yrs have been the worst I have seen in years.
Brent jones (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Doe tags need to be cut back!! Worst season I’ve seen in 35 years!! Late doe season should be done away with!! Trying to keep my daughters interested with no deer is impossible!! Ridiculous!
David Hutchinson (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
Bucks are covering more ground in search of the doe now days. Causes more sightings and harvesting. But they will continue and expand their faulty paper management.
Jeff Swafford (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
High quotas, in areas where high quotas should not exist, have driven the deer population as a whole, down. Combining this with the “Slaghter Doe Season”.
Mike Meisberger (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: D
To many bonus antlerless tags.
Brian elliott (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Need to limit everyone to two deer only . One antlered and one antlered.
INBOWHUNTER (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Better than average buck size / not enough deer numbers to keep up the hunters spirits and retain young or new hunters / We need second buck to manage our buck herd /Reduce doe tags to 2 per hunter.
Jacob Morrisett (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A+
Lots of deer all around. Lots of big bucks.
Don lawson (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Indiana is a legalized poaching state. Shoot all you want no matter the time of year . Blind eye policy.
Mark Klug (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: F
Indiana is still in a reduction mode. Wake up, STOP Killing the Does.
Cricket Hall (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: D-
Just not great all around unless you hunt one of a half dozen southern counties .Its plain bad in most ! No Deer here !
Ashley Reichert (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Indiana DNR are only concerned with generating revenue!!
Ashley Reichert (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Indiana DNR are only concerned with generating revenue!!
Kevin Schuler (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: C
Saw the least amount of deer that I can remember.
Greg Yazel (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Way too many antlerless deer being taken in my county. Their "reduction plan" has went way too far. Tag structure needs overhauled. They do NOT listen to their deer hunters, and the people in the f
Robert (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: F
What deer I seen was ok but not at large number of mature animals. Bucks seen 3 yr olds at best.
James from ind (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
All young bucks and need to cut back on Doe tags
Nick Demop (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: F
DNR is allowing the herd to be decimated!
Michael W McKee (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: D
saw numerous 130-class bucks, five to 15 does pe outing. Hunt 900 acres with light pressure (mostly gun) from other hunters. If followed the allowed DNR limits, I am certain quality and quantity wou
Rick Flair (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Overharvest for too many years has herd decimated.
Steven Martens (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
I have hunted Indiana for 33 + years .... worst iv ever seen
Andrew goodman (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: F
Possibly best potential state for giant bucks but gun seasons prevent the majority of deer ever seeing that age. 17 days of high powered rifle in the peak of rut followed by 17 days of muzzleloader.
Darrell Hildebrand (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
DNR has sold antlerless tags to the point that the herd is almost gone in only five years. One season of EHD or a bad winter should wipe out the herd completely. PATHETIC!
Darrell Hildebrand (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
DNR has sold antlerless tags to the point that the herd is almost gone in only five years. One season of EHD or a bad winter should wipe out the herd completely. PATHETIC!
Indeer (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
No need for hi powers or crossbows doe limits to high no deer in the county's I have hunted this year. North central part of the state is dead
Nathan Steed (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
There is no science behind the management of the deer herd! Doe tags need to be drastically reduced!
Chris miller (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
The herd has been all but destroyed except in small pockets in this state. Between hunters who can’t lay off does and the idnr keeping bag limits so high allowing this behavior. Hunt Iowa
Mike Bruton (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
The big bucks are out there just have to hunt hard.to many does being shot late doe season is a joke.
Robert Deventer (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
IDNR Deer management is a joke. Special anterless season is just a slap in the face to conservation. And regular season doe tags reaching 10 in some areas. It’s horrendous.
Tony Olivier (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
IDNR is about 3 years behind on maintaining a reasonable herd. Should have cut the doe tags back much sooner. Only people happy with deer numbers are farmers and insurance companies.
Brad Smith (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
State needs to limit bag limits drastically! IMO, 1 buck, 1 doe per season. Deer here is really low.
Brad Smith (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
State needs to limit bag limits drastically! IMO, 1 buck, 1 doe per season. Deer here is really low.
Mike Bruton (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
The big bucks are out there just have to hunt hard.to many does being shot late doe season is a joke.
Nrm (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: B
Plenty of deer in southern indiana, too many at times. After killing 50 deer with depridation permits, still more than enough deer around. Didnt even put a dent in them.
Craig fisher (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Poor management from indnr deer upper management won't listen
Mark . L (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
We don't have enough bucks or deer to consider quality . IN don't have the quantity or DFW management to keep hunters participating .
Tom miracle (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: D-
There are some nice bucks in state for sure and that is good. But doe numbers are horribly low. Seeore bucks than does. But the DNR does not listen to hunters on that issue.
Colt Doster (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Too many doe permits DNR is not in touch with sportsman they aren't the ones sitting on stand no way to keep kids interested because deer numbers are so low
Richard McCormick (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: F
There are pockets of great hunting however, the F is for the states horrible antlerless quota. There are counties with horrible numbers, still allowing folks to shoot 10+ does a year.
Kim lee (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: D-
To many antlerless permits.
Chuck case (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Poor management
Jimmy Crafton (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: D
Bonus antlerless tags are out of control. ONE BUCK AND ONE DOE!!! That is what we need in Indiana for a few years.
Jeff dullaghan (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: F
Our dnr is horrible at managing our deer herd as well as our lakes. Indiana dnr sucks! Period!
Brian Irion (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
Buck to Doe ratio has been decimated by liberal doe permits. If something doesn’t change we will go back to herd numbers like those of the seventies.
James koehler (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: D
Bonus season on does is crazy,need to do away with this . Your killing between 1 to 3 deer,now times that by what the total is taken,each year it will be worse if something isn’t done
Josh Winchester (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: D-
Doe numbers are far to low. There's no need for a doe killing late season. Only positive thing is the one buck rule. Hopefully that doesn't change
Josh Minnick (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: D-
Late doe season. Deprivation hunting increase and increased deer poaching. Per person kill quantity is to high. To easy to hunt from out of state. There's enough hunters already in Indiana.
Hoyt EM (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: D
We have decent yet average bucks ..Not a lot of em though. We have bad herd numbers and DNR management is kill every deer for money .Our deer harvest has fallen for 6 years and hunter numbers are up!
Kristopher workman (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: D-
With our one buck law we have some very decent bucks. But with the state allowing so antlerless deer to be killed it has really hurt the numbers in this state.
Karla Birtchman (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
Too many antlerless tags issued. New hunters and those who dont care kill everything they can, and do not take into consideration that does carry the next generation. So sad!
Roy Smith (resident)
Buck Quality: D-
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: D-
Declining numbers for several years amen DNR has done nothing to change that. Deer sightings are becoming rare due to antlerless deer hunting and the diseases that have hit the state.
Brad (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Very few deer sightings. Doe sightings extremely low. Been seeing less and less deer over the past several seasons. State is more interested in destroying the deer herd then they are managing it.
LISA THOMAS (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Quality mature bucks are on private land, neighbors shoot everything in sight. Public land bucks average 2 years & mature bucks are nocturnal. DNR bought out by insurance industry & politicians.
Carol David (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: D-
There are a few decent bucks around the best cover .But the herd is low in numbers and the state will not make good choices only money choices .
Wiliam Forger (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
Poor Deer Herd Numbers in much of the state aside from the farthest Southern Counties . Far Far too few bucks to keep good mature buck numbers up.
Jaref (resident)
Buck Quality: A-
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: A+
There are pockets of great hunting and poor hunting throughout the state but overall Indiana is in a really good place right now with agood doe/buck ratio and a good age structure.
Mark Woodcox (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C
Too many does being taken.
Danoliver (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: D
Not seeing numbers of deer I did a few years ago. Not out hunting or driving
Steve Roe (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Shooting to many does!!!
John Stanley (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Management program has allowed far too many excess doe tags for far too many years. Deer herd decimated in large portions of State.
Chuck Liddell (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Liberal doe tags. No science behind the bonus quotas. Idnr doesn't listen to the hunters...no working relationship.
JAmes Sides (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A
I don’t see the devastation a lot speak of huntings been good for me
Eaglefeather5@frontier.com (resident)
Buck Quality: D-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
We have been hit hard by chronic waste desease, from what I can tell our herd numbers are way down but our state Dnr is still handing out liberal amounts of doe tags, when we should be cutting back
Shaner (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
Ind. is way to liberal with the antlerless tags. Each year laws are passed to make it easier for hunters to harvest a deer. In turn, tags numbers should go down, they haven't. something has to change
Brayden (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: F
They offer too many doe tags and then the antlerless season is in when bucks may be shedding antlers so many people are killing bucks without horns and it’s stupid.luckily for me I don’t shoot doe’s.
Rick S (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
Gun Season too long. Way too manybdoes being killed. Population in some areas so low few if any deer are being seen.
Nicholas landis (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
DNR has FUCKed up our deer. I'm pissed. There are no deer and they still want their quota for Franklin county
Cassie Evans (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
To many antlerless tags permitted, unnecessary late season, extended firearms, zero management, only reduction and all this leading to dangerous decline in the herd. Killing off the IN herd!
Alex Mosby (resident)
Buck Quality: D-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
Piss poor management by DNR and other hunters. Too many antlerless deer tags issued, not enough fawns being bored cause of the amount of doe killed cause the Antlerless season.
Craig McClure (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
State allows way to many does to be killed. Needs to go back to the days when you could only take does the last 4 days of gun season. Until deer numbers rebound.
Craig McClure (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
State allows way to many does to be killed. Needs to go back to the days when you could only take does the last 4 days of gun season. Until deer numbers rebound.
Rodney Langdon St. (nonresident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: D-
Our deer herd is in severe decllne, due to mismanagement and being in reduction mode for far too long. A serious change is needed in the relationship between hunters and the IDNR.
Troy Elmans (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: D-
Used to love hunting this state .It takes a lawyer to understand the seasons and tags here .Its awful all out war on our doe here.
Pete from IN. (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Lowest deer numbers I have seen bucks and doe in decades.
Fred Claar (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: C
To high doe limits and seasons too long
William England (resident)
Buck Quality: B-
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: F
The DNR has chosen not to listen to Indiana's hunters. Unlimited doe tags is killing our herd.
Max W. (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Can't really say much good about the counties I hunt in .
Michael corwin (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
buck , Mont. CO. We have way more bucks than does . Quality they are small . Mngt , there seems to be none. Shoot them all. To many being shot and left , look into Allen clause farms. Tolin farms.
Michael corwin (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
buck , Mont. CO. We have way more bucks than does . Quality they are small . Mngt , there seems to be none. Shoot them all. To many being shot and left , look into Allen clause farms. Tolin farms.
Sam (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: D-
Ok bucks when you see one.Not enough deer by a long shot !! Too many tags for each hunter.
Boone Crocker (nonresident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
The state is over hunted. The DNR should be ashamed.
Rack Buster (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
This is a no brainer ..All any real hunter worth his or her salt has to do is one thing ..Compare the herd in Indiana to one of the top destination states .All F's here.
Anna Kriss (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
A few good bucks where there are some good herd numbers .Overall Indiana has all but destroyed the deer herd in most counties .
Christopher Brum (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: F
Piss poor management by DNR and other hunters
Robert H Bergen Jr. (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: D
Going to one buck has helped the quantity and quality of the bucks. However our doe herd has really suffered because of quotas being way too high and the extra doe season.
Robert Swartzel (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Bad deer herd management by the state DFW.
Wayne Clark (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
There are a few good bucks around but the doe's are over hunted.
Tim Miller (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
THE DOE HERD IS SO LOW IN MY AREA IT'S HORRIBLE .THE RUT DOES NOT LAST LONG ENOUGH TO EVEN HAVE A CHANCE A BIG BUCK .
Rick Martin (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
We don't have near enough older bucks !
Jeffrey Granger (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
Too many antlerless deer tags issued. Not enough does left to sustain a herd
Kody Hunt (resident)
Buck Quality: D-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
North central Indiana is shot out !!!
Brett Shepherd (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
There is over 25 hunters a square mile where we live and hunt and not enough deer .
Josh shepherd (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Too many doe tags available and hunting pressure is off the charts
Dave Shepherd (resident)
Buck Quality: F
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
Indiana's deer herd and seasons limits are awful.
Chris Hunt (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
Its bad here in many areas .Not enough buck fawns being born because our doe tags are too liberal .
Bill Carry (resident)
Buck Quality: D+
Deer Quantity: F
Deer Management: F
We do not have enough deer any more in Indiana to sustain good hunting .
Ed Hunt (resident)
Buck Quality: C-
Deer Quantity: D-
Deer Management: F
We have basically no limit of antlerless der we can take here .Its over 350 a year here literally on a county to county basis .The herd is so low we cant reload shooter bucks every year .
Jim bob (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: C-
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Buck (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: C+
Deer Management: F
Indiana needs to be on same hunting rules as Illinois and Ohio.
Caleb Gaiser (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B-
Deer Management: F
We have good genetics and plenty of food in Indiana. Doe limits are too high in most counties along with too long of a rifle season makes it difficult for anyone wanting to manage a deer heard .
Jeff Pals (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A+
Deer Quantity: A+
Deer Management: A
In Indiana, anyone who wants to get a buck, gets a buck. Crazy long gun seasons that includes rifles (dangerous in the Midwest). But, you only get ONE buck. It is making a big difference. Bows all Yr.
twobows (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C
Two years of brain disease and firearms season to long and a state that does not care
Philip Perry (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B+
Deer Management: A+
After spending a small fortune, and 7 days in Missouri(to no avail) came to my families farm in Indiana, in the 10 days spent in Indiana I saw 1 booner, and choked on a 25 yard shot on a solid 150”
sticksender (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: D
32 days of gun season with 16 days centered on the November rut. Liberalization of weapons now includes unlimited centerfire rifles. Full use of crossbows added to all archery seasons.
Peter (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C-
Deer Management: C
One buck rule has been good for Indiana and should continue. Doe limits are way too high. 8 does in some counties (10 with bundle) is WAY too high and not sustainable IMO. DNR please help/reconsider.
Todd Harrison (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: F
Indiana could rival any state in the country if there were any type of decent managment for deer. All our DNR cares about is killing as many as possible.
Dave Guggenbiller (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: C-
Gun season still starts too early. Back gun off until after thanksgiving. Yes I am a avid gun hunter
sean ferbrache (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
Kill em all is the state of indiana philosophy. Sad.
Dan Haire (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: D+
Deer Management: F
The amount of bonus antlerless tags allowed has driven the population way down. This year's harvest will be back at the level it was 20+ years ago.
Terry Rensberger (resident)
Buck Quality: B+
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: C-
Indiana does a poor job in deer management. DNR is overruled by insurance companies and farm interests
Livereater (resident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: A
Had two chances on deer over 140+, did get a decent buck day before shotgun season. There were no acorns dropped so typical hunting strategies did not work.
Bownut (nonresident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: D
Deer Management: C-
We are paying the price for a deer herd managed by politicians rather than biologists.
stick slinger (resident)
Buck Quality: C+
Deer Quantity: B
Deer Management: B-
Very few deer sightings while on the road.
pav (resident)
Buck Quality: B
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: F
Indiana has no deer management program. Private deer management is the ONLY thing allowing the deer herd to survive.
KY EyeBow (nonresident)
Buck Quality: A
Deer Quantity: A
Deer Management: B
I am lucky enough to hunt an awesome property. The rifle regs are ridiculous. Crazy why they ever moved away from shotgun only.
JTV (resident)
Buck Quality: D
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: D
Deer numbers declining, this will be the lowest kill in 14 years this season, State lands the pressure is super intense... way to many Does still being killed in many areas ...
Matt Finney (resident)
Buck Quality: C
Deer Quantity: C
Deer Management: C
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