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Emergency Rule for 2017 Indiana Deer Hunting Season

An emergency rule signed today by the DNR, filed with the Natural Resources Commission and the Legislative Services Agency, states the following:

“Rifle cartridges that were allowed in previous years on public land for deer hunting are allowed on public land again this year during the deer firearms season, the reduction zone season (in zones where local ordinances allow the use of a firearm), special hunts on other public lands such as State Parks and National Wildlife Refuges, and special antlerless season.

This means that the rifle cartridge must fire a bullet of .357-inch diameter or larger, have a minimum case length of 1.16 inches, and have a maximum case length of 1.8 inches if used on public land. Full metal jacketed bullets are illegal.”

For more information on rifle requirements for deer hunting on private land, visit wildlife.IN.gov/7389.htm and click on “Equipment.”

For up to date information on waterfowl seasons, visit wildlife.IN.gov/3569.htm.

The 2017 Indiana Deer Hunting Firearms Season is Nov. 18 through Dec 3.


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May 20 is a Free Fishing Day in Indiana

Hoosier adults can fish for free in Indiana on May 20.

Additional Free Fishing Days in 2017 are June 3-4. On these special days, Indiana residents who are age 18 and older can fish public waters without needing a fishing license or a trout stamp.

Also on May 20, city, county and state parks will host fishing events and derbies.

For more information, see GoFishin.IN.gov.

Properties hosting events on May 20 are:

City                             Property                                 Event type                  Phone

Angola/Fremont          Trine State Recreation Area    Family Fishing Fun     (260) 833-2012

Avon                           Washington Township Park    Family Learn to Fish   (317) 745-0785

Edinburgh                   Lake Cottonwood                   Family Fishing Day     (812) 526-6809

Indianapolis                Krannert Park                          Family Learn to Fish   (317) 327-7375

Lafayette                     Munger Park                           Family Learn to Fish   (765) 807-1500

Marshall                      Turkey Run State Park            Fish with a Naturalist  (765) 597-2635

Mitchell                       Spring Mill State Park             Family Learn to Fish   (317) 234-8441

Nashville                     Brown County State Park       Fishing Frenzy             (812) 988-5240

Richmond                   Glen Miller Park                      Family Learn to Fish   (317) 234-8441

Tell City                      Hoosier National Forest,         Fishing Derby              (812) 275-5987

                                    German Ridge Rec. Area

Washington                 Eastside Park                          Family Fishing             (812) 644-7717

Waveland                    Lake Waveland Park               Catching One Youth    (765) 435-2073

                                                                                    at a Time


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