The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will have a strong presence at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show Feb. 14-23 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
The Live Birds of Prey from Hardy Lake’s Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center will be presented Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A “Snakes Alive, Snake Buffet” from O’Bannon Woods State Park will be offered Saturday, Feb. 22.
Indiana Conservation Officers K-9 team members will be available Feb. 23 from 10 a.m.-noon. The public will have an opportunity to interact with the officers and their K-9 partners.
IDNR’s main location is in Tackle Town in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion. The booth is a convenient one-stop shopping opportunity for licenses, state park passes, lake-use permits, Outdoor Indiana magazine and a State Parks GO! (Get Outside) promotion.
For $79, the State Parks GO! Pack includes an annual entrance pass to Indiana’s state parks and reservoirs, state forest recreation areas and Interlake and Redbird state riding areas; the choice of a $40 IDNR camping gift card or $40 state park inns gift card; and a backpack. Sold separately, the items have a $98 value. Hoosiers 65 and older can purchase the same package for $59.
Free copies of the department’s 2020 Fishing Regulation Guide (also available at fishing.IN.gov), 2020 Recreation Guide (also available at stateparks.IN.gov), and other publications will be available. The fishing guide includes the dates of 2020 free fishing days, 2019 Fish of the Year winners, state record fish, crappie fishing locations and tips, and information about Indiana’s striped bass management program.
Division of Fish & Wildlife biologists will be on hand throughout the show to share program information and resources, as well as answer fish and wildlife questions. State parks and inns staff will have a separate informational booth in the show’s Travel and Tourism area.