Urban deer zones provide an incentive for archery hunters to remove additional deer by increasing the bag limit in certain areas. The bag limit for the urban zones is four antlerless deer, or three antlerless and one deer of either sex within an urban zone. This is in addition to all other bag limits. The season is Sept. 15 through Nov. 28 and Dec. 4 through Jan. 2, 2011. The provision does not override any local ordinances restricting shooting of firearms and bows. Hunters must obtain permission from landowners to hunt on their property. An archery or extra archery license is needed for each deer taken. (These licenses are included with resident youth consolidated hunt/trap licenses and comprehensive lifetime hunting licenses).
The zones are as follows:
Indianapolis – all of Marion County, Hendricks County east of Indiana 267; southeast portion of Boone County bounded by Indiana 267, Interstate 65, Indiana 32; and the portion of Hamilton County south of Indiana 32. Fort Wayne – the portion of Allen County lying within the bounds of Interstate 69 and Indiana 469. Evansville – All of Vanderburgh County. Lafayette – the portion of Tippecanoe County north of Indiana 28 Gary – the portion of Lake County north of U.S. 30 Crown Point – the portion of Lake County within the corporate limits of Crown Point. Chesterton – the portion of Porter County north of Interstate 94. Michigan City – the portion of LaPorte County north of Interstate 94. Warsaw – the portion of Kosciusko County within the corporate limits of Warsaw.