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Local News
4:48 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Indiana Ban on Deer Hunting Farms Rejected

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

A southern Indiana judge has thrown out the state's ban on enclosed deer hunting farms.

Harrison Circuit Judge John Evans ruled the Indiana Department of Natural Resources didn't have the authority in ban the deer farms when its former director, Kyle Hupfer, issued an emergency order doing so in 2005.

Evans issued a permanent injunction prohibiting enforcement of the DNR order. A preliminary injunction had barred it while the case was pending.

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Local News
3:41 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Indiana Measure Would Allow Some Deer Hunting Preserves to Stay Open

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana lawmakers are considering a proposal that would allow several deer hunting  preserves around the state to continue operating.   The preserves allow hunters to pay for a chance to shoot deer that are kept inside high fences.

Owners of the preserves and some outdoorsmen organizations disagree on whether the hunting of the farm-raised deer is proper.

But Republican Rep. Matt Ubelhor says legislation is needed to resolve a lawsuit over whether four existing preserves can stay in business.     

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