Furbearer Hunting at Atterbury-Muscatatuck
Currently Atterbury-Muscatatuck allows furbearer hunting for coyotes, fox, skunk, opossum, beaver, mink, muskrat, long-tailed weasel, and raccoon during the legal hunting seasons. The taking of furbearer species helps promote a healthier ecosystem by keeping predator populations in check and allowing less pressure on prey species populations. The hunting of certain furbearers like beaver and raccoon can also help control populations and avoid potential human-animal conflicts.
2022/2023 Season Harvest Recap
During the 2022/2023 season, a total of 42 furbearers were harvested via hunting at Camp Atterbury. The chart to the right shows the number of furbearers harvested by species and their percentage of the total harvest.
Night hunting for furbearers is allowed on the installation, but does require hunters to coordinate with Range Control prior to their hunt. Hunters looking to harvest furbearers may not check-in before 06:00 and must be checked out no later than 23:59.