Three communities and one golf club are approved to receive funding from the Community Hunter Access Program (CHAP), which is designed to increase hunting access and reduce conflicts with white-tailed deer.
The successful applicants for 2019 awards are the City of Bloomington, Community of Duneland Beach, Wesselman Woods Nature Center, and the Indiana Oaks Golf Club. Acceptance of awards and recruitment of hunters is pending.
CHAP first issued grants in 2018 to three communities to assist with the cost of implementing managed hunts while providing new access for eligible deer hunters.
Hunters interested in CHAP can register for a possible opportunity to participate through the new Deer Hunt Registry at
For more information on CHAP, the grant application and the current certified CHAP coordinators list, see