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.

 

2016 Spring Turkey Hunting

  • Spring Turkey hunting on Vermillion Highlands is permitted from April 13th through May 31st, 2016 with a valid license for Permit Area 510. No special use permit by the Vermillion River Complex Wildlife Office is required

2016 Fall Turkey Hunting

NOTE: The WMA is NOT OPEN to Fall Turkey Hunting for 2016

2016 Special Deer Hunts

Shotgun Hunt (Hunt # 925)

Dates: November 5th through November 18th, 2016

  • 20 permits are available (application deadline September 8th, 2016)
  • All successful applicants will receive hunting permit upon completion of orientation packet.

Muzzleloader Hunt (Hunt # 944)

Dates: November 26th through December 11th, 2016

  • 20 permits are available (application deadline September 8th, 2016)
  • 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 (Hunt # 975)

Dates: September 17th through October 28th and December 12th through 31st, 2016.

  • 60 permits are available (application deadline Friday August 12th, 2016)
  • All successful applicants will receive hunting permit upon completion of orientation packet.

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

 2016/2017 Late Season Pheasant and Goose Hunting

  • Pheasant Hunting is permitted from December 12th, 2016 through January 1st 2017.
  • Goose Hunting is permitted from December 12th, 2016 through January 4th, 2017.

2017 Fox/Coyote Hunt

  • Fox and Coyote hunting is allowed on the Vermillion Highlands WMA from January 1st, 2017 through March 15th, 2017 by permit only. A total of 30 permits will be available for this hunt on a first come first serve basis.
  • See the Fox/Coyote Hunt Application for details on applying for this hunt.

Update: As of 12/8/2016 we reached the cap of 30 permits and we are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 hunt. The application for the 2018 hunt will be posted on this website during the week of July 18, 2017.

 

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 Web page

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