Central Indiana Land Trust has once again been approved for funding from the Community Hunting Access Program (CHAP), which is designed to increase hunting access and reduce conflicts with white-tailed deer.
The program provides financial and technical assistance to administer hunting programs. Communities, homeowners associations, parks and other organizations are eligible to apply. Funding for CHAP is made available from a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration grant supported in part by the sale of hunting, trapping and fishing licenses.
Select Central Indiana Land Trust properties in Johnson and Marion Counties will be funded through the CHAP program for the 2021-22 deer hunting season. Also funded are the City of Bloomington, the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District, Duneland Beach Homeowners Association, Indiana Oaks Golf Club, the Town of Long Beach, Save Maumee Grassroots Organization, and Wesselman Woods Nature Society.
CHAP community partners determine when and where managed hunts occur and how many hunters can participate, and select the appropriate trained CHAP coordinator to administer hunting opportunities.
Hunters interested in CHAP can register for a possible opportunity to participate through the Deer Hunt Registry at on.IN.gov/deerhuntregistry.
For more information on CHAP, the grant application and the current trained CHAP coordinators list, see on.IN.gov/dnrchap.