The early waterfowl season hunting schedule has been established for Turtle Creek Reservoir in Sullivan County.


The September hunting season for early Canada geese and teal is scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays as follows:


Early Goose and Teal: Sept. 3, 4, 6, 8,10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18


Drawing for blinds takes place at 5:30 a.m. with hunting beginning one-half hour before sunrise and ending at noon local time.


Fees: $3 per day. $1 per day for those either 65 years old and over, or 16 years old and under.


A valid hunting license and appropriate stamps are necessary to hunt at the reservoir. Waterfowl hunters must register with the Harvester Information Program (HIP) and the HIP number must be recorded on the license. All other state and federal waterfowl regulations apply.


Hunters must use state approved shot. Upland game hunting is not permitted at the reservoir or on any other Hoosier Energy properties. If wind speeds exceed 20 miles per hour, the reservoir will be closed until conditions improve and security authorizes resumption of activities.


Fishing is allowed on scheduled hunting days until 4 a.m. and resumes at noon. No fishing is allowed between 4 a.m. and noon on hunting days.


In addition to being a popular southwestern Indiana recreational area, the 1,550-ace reservoir provides cooling water for the Merom Generation Station. Hoosier Energy owns both the power plant and the reservoir.


For more information on hunting and fishing regulations at the reservoir, contact the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.



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