Court rules against DNR in high-fence hunting fight February 2, 2015 Indiana

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Court rules against DNR in high-fence hunting fight February 2, 2015 Indiana, Indianapolis Star 
... The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday that state wildlife officers overstepped their authority a decade ago when they tried to ban the controversial practice of high-fence deer hunting.  The three-judge appeals panel ruled 2-1 ... the top Republican [in the state senate], David Long, has likened high-fence hunting to dog fighting...

Court: Indiana can't regulate fenced-in hunting February 2, 2015 Indiana, The Courier-Journal
... Eberhart, R-Shelbyville, said the appeals court’s ruling emphasizes the need for the General Assembly to address regulating the preserves.  “There’s nothing in place now, so they’ve been running preserves unregulated since the beginning,”  ...

Some hunter groups opposed fenced-in Indiana deer preserves January 26, 2015 Indiana, The Herald Bulletin
... Opponents — including the Indiana Deer Hunters Association, the Indiana Wildlife Federation, the Hoosier Environmental Council and the state chapter of the Humane Society — called the preserves "canned hunting" and said they increase the risk of spreading the fatal chronic wasting disease to the state's wild deer...


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