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.
Legislation to legalize and regulate high-fenced deer hunting preserves has failed in past sessions.
Griffy Lake Nature Preserve in Bloomington was closed Monday in preparation of the upcoming deer kill.
Advocates protested the impending deer kill at Griffy Lake, which is contracted to start as early as November 15, outside City Hall Wednesday.
In less than a month, sharpshooters from White Buffalo, Inc. will be able to enter Griffy Lake Nature Preserve and kill up to 100 deer.
Representatives from the Humane Society of the United States argue Griffy Lake Nature Preserve is a feasible site for non-lethal methods of deer reduction.
The Agriculture and Natural Resources study committee says the General Assembly needs to weigh in on the issue of high-fenced deer hunting preserves..
The group BANIDS has proposed an ordinance that would ban bow hunting within the city limits and place a two year delay on the deer sharpshoot at Griffy Lake.
Deer hunting will be implemented in Indianapolis at Eagle Creek, where overpopulation has become an issue that is affecting vegetation and wildlife.
Two experts from the Humane Society plan to submit to the city of Bloomington nonviolent ways to control the deer population in Griffy Lake Nature Preserve.