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Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area

Nested on more than 8,000 beautiful acres northwest of Medaryville, the Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area is what the peace of the country is all about. From the 10,000 Sandhill Cranes that stop during their fall migration pattern, to the myriad of other animals that make the diverse habitats their home, Jasper-Pulaski Wildlife Refuge offers a lot to our area.

Acquisition of the land for Jasper-Pulaski began in 1929. During the 1930s, Jasper-Pulaski was designated as a game farm and game preserve. Hunting began at the property in 1958, and in 1965, the area was designated as a fish and game area. Then in 1972 the name was changed to fish and wildlife area.

Most revenues used in land acquisition, development, operation and maintenance of Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area are derived from the sale of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses. Funds are also received from the federal Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson programs to aid fish and wildlife restoration. These funds are derived from taxes levied on sport hunting and fishing equipment. Indiana hunters, anglers, and trappers are proud to provide this property for the enjoyment of all people.

ACTIVITIES

Fishing

  • Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area provides fishing areas along the Ryan Ditch, two gravel pits with boat ramps and several one-acre ponds.
  • Self-serve check-in is required for fishing. Some areas are restricted or closed during waterfowl seasons. Ask at headquarters for restrictions.
  • Primary species include catfish, bluegill and largemouth bass.
  • Both gravel pits have gravel boat ramps. A maximum 12-volt electric motor applies.
  • Shoreline fishing is available along the Ryan Ditch (see map).
  • There is a 14 inch minimum size limit for largemouth bass and 10 inch minimum for channel catfish. All other size and bag limits apply. See the current fishing regulations for details.

Hunting

  • Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, snipe, dove, sora rails, woodcock, waterfowl and wild turkey are common at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area.
  • Check-in is required. All hunting seasons and bag limits apply. Special hunts include dove and waterfowl hunts by drawing. Pre-registration is required for wild turkey hunting.
  • See the current hunting regulations for details.
  • Area 12 is designated for dog training.

Wildlife Watching

  • The 8,142 acres of Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area offer a unique opportunity to observe large numbers of Canada geese and sandhill cranes. Two observation towers provide great viewing points to see thousands of sandhill cranes in fall migration. All visitors except picnickers are required to check in.

Neighboring Land

  • Jasper-Pulaski State Nursery
  • Tefft Savanna Nature Preserve
  • The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Additional Opportunities

  • Wetland trapping is available through drawing only. Ask for details.
  • A dog training area is provided in area 12 (see map).
  • Additional hunting opportunities include: dove and waterfowl hunts by drawings. Pre-registration is required for turkey hunting.
  • Seasonally, large numbers of Canada geese and sandhill cranes can be seen from observation towers at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.
  • Berries, mushrooms and nuts may be gathered from the property.
  • Tefft Savanna Nature Preserve is located at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.

NO Camping and NO Swimming Allowed.

Please Read and Obey All Signs.