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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is the agency of the U.S. state of Indiana charged with maintaining natural areas such as state parks, state forests, recreation areas, etc. There are many divisions within the DNR and each has a specific role. The DNR is not only responsible for maintaining resource areas but also manages Indiana's fish and wildlife, reclaims coal mine ground, manages forested areas, aids in the management of wildlife on private lands, enforces Indiana's conservation laws, and many other duties not named here. According to the department's website, their mission is "to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education."

Areas of Expertise: Management of parks and recreation in the state of Indiana

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Muskie Anglers to Host Indiana Muskie Summit, Jan. 18

Anglers, fishing guides and DNR biologists will convene on Jan. 18 in Fishers to talk about the state’s management plan for muskie at the inaugural Indiana Muskie Summit. The summit is open to the public and will be hosted by the Hoosier Muskie Hunters and…

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Indiana DNR Program Will Teach Squirrel Hunting, Jan. 4

Registration is open for a free DNR program that will teach participants how to hunt squirrels in Indiana. “Hunt, Fish, Eat: Squirrels” is part of the ongoing “Hunt, Fish, Eat” program offered through the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife that teaches Hoosiers self-reliance. The…

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Indiana February Canada Goose Season to Continue

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is again offering a late season for hunting Canada geese. The season runs Feb. 1-15 in 30 counties: Steuben, LaGrange, Elkhart, St. Joseph, La Porte, Starke, Marshall, Kosciusko, Noble, DeKalb, Allen, Whitley, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hendricks,…

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