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Dixon Springs State Park

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 567
  • Habitat: The majority of the hunting area is forested, with areas of mature timber and young forest.  Limited open areas are present and are managed for dove hunting opportunities and wildlife forage.  Topography varies greatly across the site with some areas being very steep.
  • Digital Map
  • Printable Map

Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • Site requires use of windshield card, displayed on vehicle dashboard, to report hunting effort and harvest by 15 February.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • Hunters may leave stands unattended from September 15 – January 31. Stands must be legibly marked with owner’s name, address and telephone number.
  • Firearm deer and turkey opportunities are available for disabled hunters.
  • Species-specific rules:


  • Archery
    • Statewide regulations
  • Firearm and Youth
    • Requires site specific permit that is issued through the statewide lottery


  • Fall Archery
    • Statewide regulations
  • Fall Gun
    • Requires County Permit issued through statewide lottery
  • Spring
    • Requires site specific permit that is issued through the statewide lottery


  • No waterfowl hunting offered


  • Squirrel
    • Statewide Regulations

Upland Birds

  • Dove
    • Statewide regulations
    • Non-toxic shot is required
  • No other upland bird hunting offered


  • Hunting
    • Statewide regulations
  • Trapping
    • No trapping opportunities are available at this site