The legislation allows deer hunters on private land to use high-powered rifles – guns that could have a range of as much as a half mile.
House lawmakers approved a bill Monday that regulates Indiana’s high-fenced deer hunting preserves. The measure now heads to the governor for approval.
Efforts to implement regulations for the industry have failed in previous years.
Starting Monday morning, 14 state parks across the state will close for a two-day deer-reduction hunt.
The chances of a Hoosier driver hitting a deer are on the rise.
One Senate committee this week approved a bill regulating the state’s vaping industry while another held off on legislation aimed at helping the terminally ill.
This year’s bill, which legalizes only existing preserves, is already a scaled-down version of previous legislation.
Debate over the existence of high-fenced deer hunting preserves goes back a decade, including an ongoing legal battle over the issue.
Gov. Mike Pence announced changes at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles this week while applications poured in for the state's expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan.
A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 the DNR overstepped the powers given to it by the legislature when it attempted to ban the preserves in 2005.