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Indiana Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Indiana Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Indiana's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Indiana's white-tailed deer harvest for 2015 is 122030 deer with 50569 bucks and 71461 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Indiana's deer habitat as described below. The 2015 white-tailed deer harvest density for Indiana's deer habitat is 4.01 deer per square mile with 1.65 bucks per square mile and 2.36 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerIndiana HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks505691.65
Anterless 714612.36
Total1220304.01

Indiana Whitetail Deer Habitat

Indiana's total land area is 36197 square miles. This includes 3925 square miles of urbanized areas, 435 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Indiana is comprised of 31797 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest8159
Grassland3201
Crops19776
Wetland547
Shrubland114
Total Habitat31797

Indiana Deer Hunting by County

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