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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Fish & Wildlife > Hunting & Trapping > Waterfowl & Migratory Game Birds > Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP)

Two duck hunters and a dogWhat is HIP?

A HIP number is required if you hunt migratory game birds in Indiana. If you hunt any of the species below a HIP number is required in addition to any license requirements.

  • ducks
  • coots
  • doves
  • sora
  • mergansers
  • geese
  • woodcock
  • snipe

Not sure what you need to have ready? This handy checklist will help you out.

Register for HIP

Note: If you are exempt from needing a license you must use the online HIP registration to get your HIP number.

You can also call 1-866-671-4499 to obtain your HIP number.

Need additional help? See our HIP registration instructions.

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