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 Fall Turkey Hunting

NOTE: The WMA is NOT OPEN to Fall Turkey Hunting for 2015

2015 Special Deer Hunts

Shotgun Hunt (Hunt # 925)

Dates: November 7th through 20th, 2015

  • 20 permits are available (application deadline September 10th, 2015)
  • All successful applicants will receive hunting permit upon completion of orientation packet.

Muzzleloader Hunt (Hunt # 944)

Dates: November 28th through December 13th, 2015

  • 20 permits are available (application deadline September 10th, 2015)
  • 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

Dates: September 19th through October 30st and December 19th through 31st, 2015.

  • 60 permits are available (application deadline August 14th, 2015)
  • All successful applicants will receive hunting permit upon completion of orientation packet.

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

2015 Late Season Pheasant and Goose Hunting

  • Pheasant Hunting is permitted from December 14th, 2015 through January 3rd 2016.
  • Goose Hunting is permitted from December 14th, 2015 through the end of the season (yet to be determined).

2016 Fox/Coyote Hunt

  • Fox and Coyote hunting is allowed on the Vermillion Highlands WMA from January 1st, 2016 through March 15th, 2016 by permit only.
  • See the Fox/Coyote Hunt Application for details on applying for this hunt.

Maps:

Vermillion River Complex Map This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (8 MB)

More Information:

Vermillion Highlands WMA Detail Report

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