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August 11, 2011
Contact:  Rick Moore, Hoosier Energy (812) 876-0282

Early waterfowl season at Turtle Creek Reservoir

September Hunts: Early Canada Geese & Teal

Goose: September 1-15     Teal: September 3-18

Hunting days are Tues., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. on the following dates:
September 1; 3, 4; 6; 8; 11; 13; 15; 17; and 18.

Drawings for blinds will be conducted at 5:30 a.m. Hunting begins one-half hour before sunrise and ends at noon local time.

Hunters will be charged a user fee of $1 per day for persons 16 years old and under and for those over 65 years of age. All others will be charged $3 per day.

A valid hunting license and appropriate stamps are necessary to hunt at the reservoir. Waterfowl hunters must register with the Harvester Information Program (HIP) and the HIP number is to be recorded on your license. All other state and federal waterfowl hunting regulations 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 the security guard on duty authorizes resumption of activities. Fishing will be allowed on scheduled days of hunts until 4 a.m. and resumed at noon. No fishing between the hours of 4 a.m. and noon on days of hunting.

In addition to being a popular southwestern Indiana recreational area, Turtle Creek Reservoir provides cooling water for the Merom Generating Station. Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative providing electric power to 17 member electric distribution cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and one member cooperative in Illinois. Based in Bloomington, Hoosier Energy operates coal, natural gas and renewable energy power plants and delivers power through a 1,500-mile transmission network.