Hunting preserve legislation appears headed for success after years of failing in the legislature.
Legislators have been debating whether to regulate high-fenced hunting for a decade.
A June decision from the Indiana Supreme Court struck down a 2005 ban from the Department of Natural Resources. Now, the industry is virtually unregulated.
The Supreme Court is allowing a lower-court ruling, allowing high-fenced hunting, to stand.
The decline is part of the DNR’s long-term deer management plan, but it won’t influence Bloomington’s strategy at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve.
Legislators prepare to wrap up the 2015 legislative session, and the DNR is seeing a decline in yearly deer harvests. Read more in today's headline roundup.
The bill would only allow four high-fenced hunting preserve permits to be issued at once.
The amended bill would only allow deer from Indiana to be used in preserves.
This year’s bill, which legalizes only existing preserves, is already a scaled-down version of previous legislation.
Data from a two-year study suggest the town's herd may be growing.