Today's Hunter in Indiana

Today's Hunter in Indiana


Today's Hunter in Indiana: A Guide to Hunting Responsibly and Safely is a student manual developed for hunting students in Indiana, approved by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. This manual introduces you to U.S. hunting regulations and provides general information about firearm equipment, basic shooting and hunting skills, ethics and safety, survival skills, and wildlife identification.

Take advantage of the opportunities in the Hoosier state when you hunt for deer, ruffed grouse, pheasant, turkey, and more. Trappers are after red and grey foxes, coyote, raccoon, mink, and beaver. Explore the Owen-Putnam State Forest, the Rome City Wetland Conservation Area, the Splinter Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area, and more as you seek out the perfect shot.

With this handbook, you can ensure you are well-prepared to make every hunting trip a safe one. Hunting safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Topics include:

  • Using the Correct Ammunition
  • Good Marksmanship and Accuracy
  • Hunting Strategies
  • Primitive Hunting Equipment and Techniques
  • Safely Carrying Firearms in the Field
  • Hunter Ethics
  • Preparation and Survival Skills
  • Wildlife Identification
  • And much more…

Hunter Education

Make your learning about hunting safety fun and easy by taking an online hunter education course at Hunter Ed works with IHEA-USA, more than 35 state agencies, and industry partners to develop approved and recognized online hunter safety courses. With a safety course, hunters of all ages can become more successful and ethical hunters.

Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1986, who buys a hunting license in Indiana needs to pass an Indiana Hunter Safety course. Become a safer hunter today!