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Indiana: State Legislature Seeking to Expand Deer Hunting Opportunities

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Indiana: State Legislature Seeking to Expand Deer Hunting Opportunities

House Bill 1231, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives by a resounding 91-0 vote and the Senate by a 26-24 vote, will soon be heading to conference committee.

HB 1231 would greatly expand deer hunting opportunities in Indiana by directing the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to establish a rifle season for deer hunting.  Under the current bill, DNR may not authorize more than four annual rifle seasons for deer hunting in order to assess the impact of these additional hunting seasons.  The addition of a rifle season would make hunting more accessible and enhance hunter retention and recruitment efforts in the state.

Your NRA supports allowing Hoosiers to join the millions of hunters who safely hunt with rifles every year across the country, contributing to wildlife conservation while feeding their families and preserving America’s proud outdoor heritage.

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on this legislation.


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