Indiana’s 2021-22 deer hunting season began Sept. 15 with the deer reduction zone season. Archery season begins Oct. 1. Many DNR properties allow hunting, so it’s important to be aware of your surroundings while you enjoy refreshing fall weather at a property near you. Consider wearing hunter orange when entering areas where hunters may be present, especially when venturing off trail. 

Planning to hunt deer this fall? Buy your license early and check that you can log into your Access Indiana account. You can find information about seasons, license types, equipment, and more on our Deer Hunting FAQs page. Questions about deer seasons and regulations can also be directed to the Deer Hotline at or call 812-334-3795, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.