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Flag Pond State Natural Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 255
  • Habitat: Flag Pond is a naturally formed wetland in the bottomland of the Little Wabash River. The acreage surrounding Flag Pond is bottomland forest and grassland, supporting rare native natural communities.
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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.
  • A hunter, using a bow and arrow or a shotgun with shotgun shells, must hunt 100 yards from a dwelling. A hunter using shotgun with deer slugs or any other weapon such as air rifle and rimfire rifle, must hunt 300 yards from a dwelling.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Archery Deer Hunting
    • Statewide regulations.
  • Firearm Deer Hunting
    • Deer hunting requires a site-specific permit for Flag Pond SNA, allocated through the Springfield special permit drawing.
      • Clay County permits are not valid.
  • One non-piercing, portable tree stand is allowed per hunter.Deer hunters may leave stands unattended from September 15 – January 31.
    • Stands must be marked with owner’s name, address and telephone number.

Turkey

  • Fall Archery Turkey Hunting
    • Statewide regulations prevail.
  • Fall Shotgun
    • Site-specific permit for Flag Pond SNA, allocated through the Springfield special permit drawing, is required.
      • Clay County permits are not valid.
  • Spring Turkey Hunting
    • Statewide regulations prevail.

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting is not permitted.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Rimfire rifles, handguns, shotguns, muzzleloaders and air rifles are allowed for squirrel hunting.
  • Rabbits
    • Rabbit hunting is not permitted.

Upland Birds

  • Upland bird hunting is not permitted.

Furbearers

  • Furbearer trapping and furbearer hunting are not permitted.

Amenities

  • None