Access Program Providing Land Easements

Hunter shoots bird in grassland

APPLE logoAccess Program Providing Land Easements (APPLE) offers financial incentives to landowners who allow controlled public access hunting on their private lands. Wildlife biologists will also work with landowners to establish and improve habitat.

QuailPublic hunting opportunities are limited. APPLE's focus is on providing access for gamebird hunting of species such as pheasant and quail. Since Indiana is 96 percent privately owned, it makes sense to increase public access hunting opportunities on private lands.

In cooperation with the Grasslands for Gamebirds and Songbirds program (GGS), the five regions targeted for participation in APPLE are:

  • Focal Region 1 (west central Indiana): Sullivan and Daviess counties, Greene County west of U.S. 231, Clay County south of U.S. 40
  • Focal Region 2 (southwest Indiana): Gibson, Pike, Warrick, and Spencer counties.
  • Focal Region 3 (southeast Indiana): Ripley and Scott counties, Jackson and Jennings counties south of US 50.
  • Focal Region 4 (northwest Indiana): Benton and White counties, Jasper and Newton counties south of State Road 10, Warren County north of State Road 28
  • Focal Region 5 (northeast Indiana): All of LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and Dekalb counties.

Read more about APPLE in these fact sheets:

Join the program by contacting: