Hunting begins as squirrel season opens

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Hunting season has arrived in Indiana as Friday marks the opening of squirrel hunting season.

Indiana is known to have an abundant squirrel population. The Department of Natural Resources said squirrel season can be an opportunity to introduce beginners to hunting. The Division of Fish & Wildlife also provides beginner squirrel hunting workshops.

The squirrel season opens Friday, Aug. 15 and runs through Jan. 31. DNR officials said hunters may harvest both gray and fox squirrels and can harvest up to five squirrels per day.

In order to hunt, an annual hunting license is required. To purchase a hunting license, click here.

For additional information on state regulations and licensing, please visit here.

If you are interested in attending DNR’s squirrel hunting workshop, click here for more information or to register for the class. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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