Practice responsible recreation at fish and wildlife areas

Fish and wildlife areas (FWAs) are managed so Indiana’s fish, wildlife, and habitats can thrive and benefit present and future generations of Hoosiers. Help the DNR keep them clean and safe this holiday weekend by practicing responsible recreation.

Responsible recreation means that everyone does their part to keep FWAs healthy, beautiful, and safe for Hoosiers and Indiana’s fish and wildlife. While at FWAs this weekend, remember to bring a bag to carry out your trash. Enjoy the outdoors safely by practicing social distancing, parking only in designated areas, driving 30 mph or less on property roads, and only using designated shooting ranges for target or recreational shooting. 

Planning ahead is another way to ensure that you have a fun and safe time while enjoying the outdoors. Along with any activity-specific gear and a trash bag, remember to bring water, hand sanitizer, soap, and paper towels with you. Know where you’re going and think about an alternative location if your initial destination is crowded. 

FWAs provide excellent opportunities for fishing and shooting sports this time of year. You can also spend your visit wildlife watching, walking, and enjoying the scenic views. If you’re interested in fishing, boating, or paddling activities, find the perfect place near you using the interactive Where to Fish map:  on.IN.gov/where2fish.

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