This 2,161-acre park features songbirds, woodpeckers, red-tailed hawks, turkey, and deer, in addition to wild berries, nuts and spring and fall mushrooms.

Deer Creek Fish and Wildlife Area, near Putnamville, is a 2,161-acre park featuring excellent hunting, fishing and hiking over rolling agricultural land and mature oak-hickory woods. An upland and forested habitat, shallow impoundments and Deer Creek attract songbirds, woodpeckers, red-tailed hawks, turkey, and deer. In addition, wild berries, nuts and spring and fall mushrooms may be gathered at times that don’t conflict with turkey hunting season.

Deer Creek winds through the south portion, with a low-head dam, historic iron bridge and a concrete creek crossing. An unnamed creek crosses the north portion of the property, feeding a four-acre pond that offers fishing for bass, bluegill, catfish, and crappie. Check-in is required for fishing, and shoreline fishing and electric trolling motors are allowed.

All hunting at Deer Creek requires the use of non-toxic shot. Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, dove, woodcock, waterfowl, and wild turkey are plentiful.

During the first five days of spring season, there will be three, two-day turkey hunts allocated by pre-season draw. In fall season, waterfowl and dove hunting are permitted daily by self-service check-in during their respective seasons. Snipe, rail and coot hunting are not allowed.

Furbearer hunting is permitted by self-service check-in during furbearer season, and trapping is permitted by draw the first Saturday in October at 10 a.m. Call Deer Creek FWA for details.

Hunting areas and fishing accessible to persons with disabilities are available. Ask for details, and here is a list of frequently asked questions. No camping and no swimming are allowed.