DNR gets earful on deer proposals 10/30/2010 Indiana October 30, 2010

DNR gets earful on deer proposals 10/30/2010  Indiana   October 30, 2010 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette  
The state's white-tailed deer population had been hunted and driven out a century ago, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. ...the state says, it’s seeing record numbers of deer-damage complaints and record-setting hunting harvests, so it wants to reduce the deer population

The plan calls for reconfiguring the traditional 16-day firearms and muzzleloader seasons to nine days each, while adding new antlerless-only “seasons” of two days in October in designated counties and eight days in late December statewide.

It also requires hunters to take at least one antlerless deer before taking an antlered deer in urban zones, and it expands the use of crossbows.

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