Deer reduction zones give hunters opportunities to harvest deer in defined urban areas and along portions of Indiana highways, in addition to harvests allowed by statewide bag limits elsewhere in Indiana.

The Deer Reduction Zone season continues through Jan. 31, 2021. The bag limit for the Deer Reduction Zones is 10 deer, of which only one can be antlered.

Boundaries for traditional Deer Reduction Zones in urban areas are existing roads and waterways including some rural and/or greenspace areas surrounding more developed areas to allow for hunting access.

Deer Reduction Zone Corridors include the entirety of any parcel of land within the boundary, a portion of which is located within one-half (1/2) mile on either side of the centerline of the respective road. The map depicts included parcels. See special descriptions for public lands.

It is illegal to hunt, shoot at, or kill a deer or to shoot at any deer from within, into, upon, or across any public road.

Landowner permission is required to hunt on private property. 

One new zone was added this year in Griffy Lake Nature Preserve – view an interactive map.

There is a statewide bag limit of 10 for deer harvested in reduction zones during the reduction zone season, of which only one can be antlered

A doe must be harvested first in a zone and be checked toward the bag limit for the deer reduction zone season before harvesting a buck to count toward the deer reduction zone bag limit.

The deer license bundle cannot be used to harvest a deer toward the deer reduction bag limit. 

Archery equipment and crossbows can be used in deer reduction zones starting Sept. 15.