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.

 

2018 Spring Turkey Hunting

  • Spring Turkey hunting on Vermillion Highlands is permitted from April 18th through May 31st, 2018 with a valid license for Permit Area 510. No special use permit by the Vermillion River Complex Wildlife Office is required.

2018 Fall Turkey Hunting

NOTE: The WMA is NOT OPEN to Fall Turkey Hunting for 2018

2018 Special Deer Hunts

Shotgun Hunt (Hunt # 925)

Dates: November 3rd through November 16th, 2018

  • 20 permits are available (application deadline September 6th, 2018)
  • All successful applicants will receive hunting permit upon completion of orientation packet.

Muzzleloader Hunt (Hunt # 944)

Dates: November 24th through December 9th, 2018

  • 20 permits are available (application deadline September 6th, 2018)
  • 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 15th through October 26th and December 10th through 31st, 2018.

  • 60 permits are available (application deadline August 15th, 2018)
  • All successful applicants will receive hunting permit upon completion of orientation packet.

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

2018/2019 Late Season Pheasant and Goose Hunting

  • Pheasant Hunting is permitted from December 10th, 2018 through January 1st 2019.
  • Goose Hunting is permitted from December 11th, 2018 through the close of the goose hunting season (to be determined).

2019 Fox/Coyote Hunt

  • Fox and Coyote hunting is allowed on the Vermillion Highlands WMA from January 1st, 2019 through March 15th, 2019 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.

Maps:

Vermillion River Complex Map  (8 MB)

More Information:

Vermillion Highlands WMA Web page

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