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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Fish & Wildlife > Hunting & Trapping > Properties > Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area

Wabashiki FWA
Managed by Deer Creek FWA

Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2001 W County RD 600 S
Greencastle, IN 46135
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Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area is composed of 2,600 acres of floodplain along the Wabash River. In 2010, Vigo County Parks Department and the Department of Natural Resources joined together in a cooperative effort to offer this bird viewing paradise to all of its patrons.

Most revenues used in land acquisition, development, operation and maintenance of Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area are derived from the sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. Funds are also received from the federal Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson programs to aid fish and wildlife restoration. These funds are derived from taxes levied on sport hunting and fishing equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions



  • Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area provides fishing for bluegill, crappie, bass and catfish from two ponds on the property.
  • A 14-inch size limit on largemouth bass is in effect
  • Electric motors only are permitted on the ponds
  • Shore line fishing is available at the ponds and the river.


  • Non-toxic shot is required for all hunting opportunities on Wabashiki FWA.
  • All hunting/fishing opportunities are permitted by self-service check in.
  • Turkey, dove, rabbit, deer, woodcock, duck and goose hunting are available at the property. Night hunting is available for raccoon, coyote, fox and other furbearers.
  • Quail hunting: The bag limit for quail is four.
  • Deer hunting: Bonus antlerless tags are not permitted. Hunting is not permitted during the special antlerless season.


  • Trapping is permitted by self-service check in. Please sign in on the white night hunting sheet or the yellow upland sheet.
  • Upland trapping is restricted to the use of dog-proof traps or trap sizes smaller than 1.75. All other traps must be completely covered by water.

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.

Posted Areas

Safety zones and other restricted areas are marked with appropriate signs. PLEASE READ AND OBEY ALL SIGNS.


Violation of any law, rule or regulation governing this property may be cause for forfeiting your hunting, fishing, or visiting privileges on this area.


The Division of Fish & 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:
  • A self-service daily check-in is required for hunting. Daily permit card must be in the possession of the hunter to enter the field.


  • Traffic on public roads through the area is governed by state and county laws. Traffic over service roads and trails, except by authorized vehicles, is restricted to walking. Park in designated lots only.


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