Thursday, October 12, 2017
Indiana: Important Corrections to Hunting & Trapping Guide
Indiana deer and waterfowl hunters need to be aware of two important changes in the print version of the 2017-2018 Hunting & Trapping Guide.
Due to recent legislation passed this year by the Indiana General Assembly, hunters can no longer use rifles when hunting deer on public land. "Public land" includes both state and federal property. Before the change, the use of rifles on public land had been legal.
It remains legal to use a muzzleloader, shotgun or handgun when hunting deer on public land in accordance with deer hunting regulations.
The waterfowl correction is that the daily bag limit for black ducks is two. The printed Hunting and Trapping Guide mistakenly states the bag limit as one.
The online Indiana Hunting & Trapping Guide has been updated with these corrections. You can view the updated guide at wildlife.IN.gov/2343.htm
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
Media contact: Marty Benson, Assistant Director, Division of Communications (317) 233-3853.