Indiana Department of Natural Resources http://wfpl.org en Most Indiana State Parks to Close for Controlled Deer Hunting. (It's This or Adding Wolves.) http://wfpl.org/post/most-indiana-state-parks-close-controlled-deer-hunting-its-or-adding-wolves <p>An overabundance of deer in Indiana has prompted state wildlife officials to shut down select state parks for controlled hunting.</p><p>Twenty-one of Indiana’s 24 state parks will be involved in the annual hunts on Nov. 18-19 and Dec. 2-3.</p><p>The state administered hunts began in 1993 to reduce the deers' over-browsing of plant-life and create a healthier ecosystem, official said.</p><p>“The habitat was ultimately suffering,” said Mike Mycroft, chief of state parks and reserves for Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 7461 at http://wfpl.org Most Indiana State Parks to Close for Controlled Deer Hunting. (It's This or Adding Wolves.) Indiana Ban on Deer Hunting Farms Rejected http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-ban-deer-hunting-farms-rejected <p>A southern Indiana judge has thrown out the state&#39;s ban on enclosed deer hunting farms.</p><p>Harrison Circuit Judge John Evans ruled the Indiana Department of Natural Resources didn&#39;t have the authority in ban the deer farms when its former director, Kyle Hupfer, issued an emergency order doing so in 2005.</p><p>Evans issued a permanent injunction prohibiting enforcement of the DNR order. A preliminary injunction had barred it while the case was pending.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:48:40 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 7071 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Ban on Deer Hunting Farms Rejected Gov.-elect Pence Announces More Appointments http://wfpl.org/post/gov-elect-pence-announces-more-appointments Indiana Governor-elect Mike Pence has announced five more appointments to leadership posts in his new administration.<p> Former Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Carter will be the new Superintendent of Indiana State Police. Carter was a state trooper for 18 years before retiring in 2002 and served two terms as sheriff. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:01:56 +0000 Rick Howlett 3053 at http://wfpl.org Gov.-elect Pence Announces More Appointments Drought Reveals Remnants of Indiana Town Submerged in '67 http://wfpl.org/post/drought-reveals-remnants-indiana-town-submerged-67 <p>The extended drought has brought has given people in northeastern Indiana a glimpse of history.&nbsp;</p><p>Receding waters in the Salamonie Reservoir have revealed the remains of Monument City.&nbsp;&nbsp; It was one of several small towns bulldozed and submerged to make way for the Army Corps of Engineers flood control project.&nbsp;</p><p>What was left of Monument City had been under water since 1967, but the reservoir is now 14 feet below its regular summer level, revealing stone foundations, roads and the remnants of trees.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:57:28 +0000 Rick Howlett 1111 at http://wfpl.org Drought Reveals Remnants of Indiana Town Submerged in '67