Lotteries at Atterbury-Muscatatuck

 

New in 2022, Camp Atterbury will be utilizing the iSportsman lottery process for some of our special firearm hunts and public access for deer archery hunting. All participants wishing to enter for these special hunts must acquire the hunt specific lottery entry permit. After the lottery period has ended, iSportsman will conduct a random drawing and notify winners via email. Drawn hunters will then need to complete the iSportsman account validation process and acquire the permits for their hunt. ALL YOUTH HUNTERS MUST ENTER ISPORTSMAN LOTTERIES AS THE SECOND PERSON IN A GROUP WITH THEIR PARENT/GUARDIAN.

 

You can see a step by step guide on entering an iSportsman lottery HERE

 

Participants are NOT required to acquire an Access Pass prior to entering a lottery. Successful applicants MUST acquire an Access Pass prior to acquiring their hunt permit(s). Those wishing to hunt or trap on Camp Atterbury must present proof of a valid Hunter's Education Course. This is a firm requirement. No one is grandfathered. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Hunting with Another Participant

Lottery hunters will be able to hunt with one (1) other participant as long as the two hunters enter the lottery as a group. The first member of the group will create the group entry and receive a unique key code for the group. The second hunter in the group will use the key code when entering the lottery to link the two hunters together. You will receive a separate key code for each lottery. Make sure you are entering the correct key code for the lottery, or your applications will not be joined together. If you do not enter the lottery as a group, there is no guarantee that both hunters will be drawn to hunt together. Lottery selections are specific to the hunter(s) that entered. Winning permits can not be transferred to a different hunter.

 

Public Archery Access Lottery

New for 2022, the access for public archery deer hunting is expanding from a two day hunt to the month of October. Public hunters will be able to enter a lottery that will grant them access to archery deer hunt during any normal open hunting times from 01 OCT 2022 through 31 OCT 2022. Participants that wish to hunt with another participant MUST enter the lottery as a group. Each hunter must acquire the lottery entry permit, with the first member of the duo choosing to create a group entry and receiving a group key code. The second member of the duo will enter as part of an existing group using the key code. Groups may not consist of more than two (2) hunters. If you do not enter as a group, your ability to hunt together can not be guaranteed. If selected, hunters must complete the iSportsman account validation process and purchase all required permits. 

Normal deer hunting hours are 1200hrs Sunday through end of legal shooting time Thursday. With the exception of Sunday, hunters may check in at 0600hrs everyday, and must be checked out no later than one (1) hour after legal hunting time. The one hour after legal hunting time is for deer recovery and transit from downrange. You may NOT hunt during this time. 

Lottery Open: 18JUL22 - 31AUG22

Number of Slots: 30

Hunt Dates: 01-31 OCT 2022  (Availability Calendar)

Drawn hunters will have a bag limit of four (4) deer with no more than one (1) antlered deer. New to 2022, Camp Atterbury has a limit of one (1) antlered deer for the combined deer season (archery and firearm). All deer harvested on Camp Atterbury must be checked through the Camp Atterbury biological check station before leaving the Installation. All antlered deer harvested on Camp Atterbury must meet the Installation's antler standards. Antlered deer may be harvested only when presenting a minimum inside antler spread of 15-inches or a main beam length of 18 inches. 

 

Indiana National Guard (INNG) Invitation Hunt Public Lottery

This lottery will be used to grant access for general public hunters during the INNG Invitation Hunt in November. This is a firearm hunt utilizing the Camp Atterbury Hunt Zone format. Expect to be hunting in one of our Hunt Zones with a Zone Leader assisting and coordinating your zone's hunt concept. Participants that wish to hunt with another participant MUST enter the lottery as a group. Each individual must acquire their own lottery entry, with the first member of the duo choosing to create a group entry and receiving a group key code. The second member of the duo will enter as part of an existing group using the key code. Groups may not consist of more than two (2) hunters. If you do not enter as a group, your ability to hunt together can not be guaranteed.  If selected, hunters must complete the iSportsman account validation process and purchase all required permits. 

Lottery Dates: 18JUL22 - 31AUG22

Number of Slots: 60

Hunt Dates: 18-19 NOV 2022

Drawn hunters will have a bag limit of two (2) deer with no more than one (1) antlered deer. New to 2022, Camp Atterbury has a limit of one (1) antlered deer for the combined deer season (archery and firearm). All deer harvested on Camp Atterbury must be checked in through the Camp Atterbury biological check station before leaving the Installation. All antlered deer harvested on Camp Atterbury must meet the Installation's antler standards. Antlered deer may be harvested only when presenting a minimum inside antler spread of 15-inches or a main beam length of 18 inches. 

 

Reservation Firearm Hunt Public Lottery

This lottery will be used to grant access for general public hunters during the Reservation Firearm Hunt taking place the weekend after Thanksgiving. This is a firearm hunt utilizing the Camp Atterbury Hunt Zone format. Expect to be hunting in one of our Hunt Zones with a Zone Leader assisting and coordinating your zone's hunt concept. Participants that wish to hunt with another participant MUST enter the lottery as a group. Each individual must acquire their own lottery entry, with the first member of the duo choosing to create a group entry and receiving a group key code. The second hunter in the duo will enter as part of an existing group using the key code. Groups may not consist of more than two (2) hunters. If you do not enter as a group, your ability to hunt together can not be guaranteed.  If selected, hunters must complete the iSportsman account validation process and purchase all required permits. 

Lottery Dates: 18JUL22 - 31AUG22

Number of Slots: 200

Hunt Dates: 26-27 NOV 2022

Drawn hunters will have a bag limit of two (2) deer with no more than one (1) antlered deer. New to 2022, Camp Atterbury has a limit of one (1) antlered deer for the combined deer season (archery and firearm). All antlered deer harvested on Camp Atterbury must meet the Installation's antler standards. Antlered deer may be harvested only when presenting a minimum inside antler spread of 15-inches or a main beam length of 18 inches. 

 

Reservation Firearm Hunt Authorized User Lottery

This lottery will be used to grant access for authorized users and their guests during the Reservation Firearm Hunt taking place the weekend after Thanksgiving. This is a firearm hunt utilizing the Camp Atterbury Hunt Zone format. Expect to be hunting in one of our Hunt Zones with a Zone Leader assisting and coordinating your zone's hunt concept. Participants that wish to hunt with another participant MUST enter the lottery as a group. Each individual must acquire their own lottery entry, with the authorized hunter choosing to create a group entry and receiving a group key code. The guest hunter will enter as part of an existing group using the key code. Groups may not consist of more than two (2) hunters. Guest entries without an authrorized hunter will be withdrawn, no refunds will be issued.  If selected, hunters must complete the iSportsman account validation process and purchase all required permits. 

Lottery Dates: 6SEP22 - 31OCT22

Number of Slots: 250

Hunt Dates: 26-27 NOV 2022

Drawn hunters will have a bag limit of two (2) deer with no more than one (1) antlered deer. New to 2022, Camp Atterbury has a limit of one (1) antlered deer for the combined deer season (archery and firearm). All antlered deer harvested on Camp Atterbury must meet the Installation's antler standards. Antlered deer may be harvested only when presenting a minimum inside antler spread of 15-inches or a main beam length of 18 inches.