Bedford, IN - (November 8, 2011) Hoosier National Forest offices will be closed on Friday in recognition of Veterans Day. Public Affairs Officer Judi Perez suggests hunters not wait until the last day to come in to purchase maps if they plan to hunt on the Hoosier during the firearms deer season.
“The land-ownership pattern on the Hoosier is a patchwork and in many areas it is easy to stray onto private land,” said Perez. “We recommend hunters have a good topographic map of the area to ensure they know the location of the Hoosier’s boundaries.”
Topographic maps showing Forest ownership are available at the Bedford and Tell City offices for $8. Offices are open Monday-Thursday this week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Hoosier National Forest has 202,000 acres in south-central Indiana. All state hunting laws are enforced and with a few exceptions, the area is available for hunting. Call the Hoosier National Forest office for more information.