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August 10, 2012
Contact: Rick Moore (812) 876-0282

Early waterfowl hunting dates set for Turtle Creek Reservoir

Turtle Creek Reservoir will have limited fishing hours during 10 days of early waterfowl hunting season in September.

The early goose and teal hunting dates will be September 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16. The 1,500-acre reservoir owned by Hoosier Energy will be closed to fishing from 4 a.m. to noon (EDT) each of those days.

Drawings for blinds will be conducted at 5:30 a.m. local time with hunting beginning one-half hour before sunrise. Hunting will end at noon.

User fees for Turtle Creek Reservoir are: $1 for persons 16 and younger or 65 and older; all others will be charged $3.

A valid hunting license with waterfowl stamp and properly recorded Harvest Information Program (HIP) numbers is required. Other state and federal waterfowl hunting regulations also apply. Hunters must use state-approved shot.

Upland game hunting is not permitted at the reservoir or any other properties owned by Hoosier Energy. Wind speeds exceeding 30 miles per hour will cause the reservoir to be closed to all activity until conditions improve and water activities are authorized to resume.

Hoosier Energy operates the Merom Station and four other power plants, two renewable energy plants and a 1,700-mile transmission network.

With headquarters in Bloomington, Hoosier Energy provides electric power and other services to Win Energy and 17 other electric cooperatives in southern Indiana and Southeastern Illinois.