FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says some landowners who allow gamebird hunting opportunities on their properties have the chance to be paid.
The DNR says private landowners who allow gamebird hunting opportunities on their properties can receive financial incentives and habitat management assistance through the Indiana Private Lands Access Program.
Participating landowners are eligible for incentives up to $25 an acre for fall bobwhite, pheasant and woodcock hunting opportunities and up to $16 an acre for spring turkey hunting opportunities.
The DNR says their biologists will work closely with each landowner to develop a wildlife habitat management plan and to schedule hunting opportunities for their land.
They said additional financial incentives and habitat management assistance are available for improving habitat on land enrolled in IPLA.
The DNR said their habitat teams are also available to help landowners with implementing habitat work on IPLA properties.
Landowners located within the program’s five focal regions are strongly encouraged to apply.
Counties that are eligible in Northeast Indiana are LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb.
For more information, including a description of the five focal regions, visit the DNR website.
For local landowners interested in enrolling property, contact: North Grassland Biologist Adam Delucenay by phone, 260-788-0336, or email, adelucenay@dnr.IN.gov.