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Eagle Creek Park considering hosting fall managed hunt

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— As hunting season approaches, Eagle Creek Park officials in Indianapolis are considering a second controlled hunt to regulate the rising deer population. Indy Parks implemented a long-term plan known as the White-tailed Deer Management Plan for Eagle Creek Park, provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture. The goal there is to reduce […]

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High-fenced hunting regulations await the governor’s approval

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After years of debate, regulations for high-fenced hunting is headed to the governor’s desk. “I think it’s time that we pass a bill. Address the concerns we have. Put in some commonsense regulations. And finally put this issue to bed,” said Rep. Sean Eberhart, R-Shelbyville. Senate Bill 109 would […]

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INDOT warns motorists to watch for deer

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning drivers this fall to be on high alert for deer on the roadways. Franklin resident Mike Rivera struck a deer earlier this fall when he was driving on a dark suburban road. Rivera says he didn’t see the animal before his car clipped […]

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Committee delays vote on controversial fenced hunting bill

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A House committee could vote on a bill next week that would allow fenced deer hunting preserves to be officially legalized and regulated in Indiana. After a 10-year battle between the preserves and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, House Bill 1453 would eliminate the limbo in which the preserves currently […]

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Bill to legalized fenced hunting dies in Senate

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to legalize fenced hunting preserves – and subject them to state regulation – failed in the Indiana Senate on Tuesday when only 25 of the chamber’s 50 senators voted yes. It takes 26 votes to pass a measure. Senate Bill 404, authored by Sen. Carlin Yoder, R-Middlebury, […]

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Video & story: Senate committee endorses bill to allow fenced deer hunting

Indiana lawmakers consider fenced hunting legislation from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee passed legislation Monday to legalize the state’s existing fenced deer hunting preserves – and allow new ones to open. Senate Bill 404 now moves to the full Senate for consideration. The vote comes four months after […]