Efforts to kill canned hunting in limbo July 3, 2011 Indiana

Indiana Deer Population and Management News Archive

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


Six years after state officials moved to shut down high-fenced hunting facilities, a lawsuit drags on – costing taxpayers thousands of dollars in attorneys' fees while hunters continue paying money to kill deer in enclosed preserves. ...The issue sparked in August 2005 when former DNR Director Kyle Hupfer announced he would implement an emergency – then permanent – rule banning the operations in the state...Rodney Bruce, owner of Whitetail Bluff in Corydon, sued in 2005 and received an injunction preventing the DNR from enforcing the ban on his property. Other preserves joined the suit. The General Assembly tried to intervene in 2006 but failed.


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