The Indiana State Department of Agriculture would like to share the following information regarding the Department of Natural Resources' (DNR's) Hunter Helping Farmers Program.
The purpose of the Hunters Helping Farmers program is to put farmers who want to increase deer hunting pressure on their property, with deer hunters who are willing to harvest antlerless deer.
Through the program, which began July 1 and concludes Aug. 30, deer hunters who would like to help landowners or farmers remove antlerless deer from private property during the regular deer hunting seasons can complete an application.
Each hunter will be able to select up to two counties that they would be willing to hunt. If a hunter submits more than one application, only the first will be utilized for the Hunters Helping Farmers program.
Landowners or farmers who feel they need additional antlerless deer hunting efforts will then be able to contact their District Wildlife Biologist and request a list of hunters who indicated they would be willing to hunt private property in that county and harvest one or more antlerless deer.
It would then be up to the farmer to review the information each hunter submitted on the application and contact the hunters of their choosing.
Hunters can sign up for the program by visiting http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/5452.htm.