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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Fish & Wildlife > Hunting & Trapping > Properties > Fairbanks Landing Fish & Wildlife Area Fairbanks Landing Fish & Wildlife Area

 Fairbanks Landing FWA
Managed by Goose Pond FWA
(812) 659-9901
Office Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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Mailing Address:
1815 S.R. 59 South
Linton, IN 47441
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Fairbanks Landing is managed by Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area. For more information call the Goose Pond office at 812-659-9901. The office is open Tuesday-Thursday.

Fairbanks Landing is being operated under an agreement between Indiana Michigan Power and Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife.

Frequently Asked Questions



  • Fishing is allowed at Fairbanks Landing. All state rules and regulations apply.


  • Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, dove, woodcock, waterfowl and wild turkey are common.
  • Daily check-in is required. All hunting seasons and bag limits apply. Quail limit is 4 per day.
  • During waterfowl season, there are no daily drawings. Hunters must check-in daily.

Wildlife Watching

  • 7, 234 acres that includes bottomland woods and adjoining farmlands along the Wabash River, attracting deer, wild turkey, waterfowl, hawks, owls, osprey, bald eagles and a wide variety of songbirds.


  • Camping, swimming, and open campfires are not allowed.

Neighboring Land

  • Chinook and Hillenbrand fish and wildlife areas are located east of Fairbanks. They contain about 5,800 acres of reclaimed grasslands as a byproduct of coal mining.
  • Goose Pond is approximately 8,000 acres of restored wetlands and grassland, located south of Linton.

Additional Opportunities

All hunters will be required to check in to hunt, daily, at the self service check station at the corner of CR 925 N and CR 800 W.

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. Pursuant to the Authority of Chapter 60, Acts of 1919, Chapter 120 and Chapter 353, Acts of 1945, Chapter 221, Acts of 1957, Chapter 406 and Chapter 441, Acts of 1965; and the Indiana Code of 1971, 14-3-3.

Posted Areas

Safety zones, refuges, waterfowl resting areas 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 form the use of these facilities.


In addition to a hunting and/or fishing license the following permits are required:

  • All hunters must check in at the corner of CR 925 N and CR 800 W before hunting and obtain a one day permit card.


  • 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.
  • No motorized vehicles, horses or bicycles are permitted beyond county roads.
  • Park along county roads (off of the county right-of-way), within 50 feet of the road. Keep access roads, farmland or access to farmland clear.