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Splinter Ridge Fish & Wildlife Area is dedicated to providing quality hunting opportunities while maintaining 2,460 acres of woodland and steep hills.
The Splinter Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area, named after the major ridge and historic logging road, was purchased by the state from Charles Perin in 1997. The DNR began looking at the 2,460 contiguous acres of wooded hills and grassy pastures in the early 1980s. With direct contributions from the Indiana Bowhunter's Association, the Indiana Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Indiana Deer Hunter's Association and the Indiana Sportmen's Round Table, the DNR started the process to purchase the land.
Most revenues used in land acquisition, development, operation and maintenance of Splinter Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area are derived from the sale of game bird habitat stamps. Funds were also provided by the federal aid program of the Wildlife Restoration Project. This federal aid program provides reimbursement on federal taxes levied on the sales of hunting and trapping equipment.
NO Camping and NO Swimming Allowed.
Please Read and Obey All Signs.
In addition to state fish and wildlife laws, this property is governed by posted regulations affecting the public use of lands and facilities owned, leased or licensed by the Department of Natural Resources.
Safety zones, property boundaries and other restricted areas are marked with appropriate signs. PLEASE READ AND OBEY ALL SIGNS. DO NOT TRESPASS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.
Violation of any law, rule or regulation governing this property may be cause for forfeiting your hunting or visiting privileges on this area.
The Division of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, will not be held responsible for any accidents or deaths occurring from the use of these facilities.
In addition to a hunting and/or fishing license the following permits are required:
Traffic on public roads through the area is governed by state and county laws. No motorized vehicles, horses or bicycles are permitted beyond county roads. Traffic over service roads and trails, except by authorized vehicles, is restricted to walking. Please be courteous to neighboring landowners. Look for property boundary and safety zone signs. Stay at least 500 feet inside boundaries. Do not trespass on private property.