Vermillion Highlands Research Recreation & WMA Hunting Information

This information applies only to the Vermillion Highlands Research Recreation and WMA NOT the Vermillion River WMA/AMA. Please refer to the Vermillion River Complex reference map below for approximate WMA/AMA boundaries.

General:

  • Please do not block field access roads or gates when parking your vehicles.
  • Please respect the ongoing agricultural operations and do not interfere with such operations in any way.
  • Please do not trespass into areas delineated by fencing and marked "No Trespassing" such as the Gun Club.
  • Dogs must be on a leash except when being used for Vermillion Highlands Late Season Pheasant and Goose Hunting purposes.


2015 Fox/Coyote Hunt

  • Fox and Coyote hunting is allowed on the Vermillion Highlands WMA from January 1st, 2015 through March 15th, 2015 by permit only.

 

2014 Spring Turkey Hunting

  • Spring turkey hunting on Vermillion Highlands is permitted from April 16th through May 29th, 2014 with a valid license for Permit Area 510.

2014 Fall Turkey Hunting

NOTE: The WMA is NOT OPEN to Fall Turkey Hunting for 2014

2014 Special Deer Hunts

Shotgun Hunt

Dates: November 8th through 16th, 2014

  • 20 permits are available (application deadline September 4th, 2014)
  • All successful applicants will receive hunting permit upon completion of orientation packet.

Muzzleloader Hunt

Dates: November 29th through December 14th, 2014

  • 20 permits are available (application deadline September 4th, 2014)
  • All successful applicants will receive hunting permit upon completion of orientation packet.

Shotgun and Muzzleloader special deer hunt applications will be handled through the Electronic Licensing System (ELS)

Archery Hunt

  • New split season for 2014. Dates: September 13th through October 31st and December 20th through 31st, 2014.
  • 60 permits are available (application deadline August 15th, 2014)
  • All successful applicants will receive hunting permit upon completion of orientation packet.

See the Archery Hunt Application for details on applying for this hunt

2014 Late Season Pheasant and Goose Hunting

  • Pheasant Hunting is permitted from December 8th, 2014 through January 4th 2015.
  • Goose Hunting is permitted from December 8th, 2014 through the end of the season (yet to be determined).

Maps:

Vermillion River Complex Map This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (480 KB)

More Information:

Vermillion Highlands WMA Detail Report

Call the local Wildlife Area Office at 651-322-4643 with any questions.