Commission to Consider Wildlife Rule Changes

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Indiana DNR officials will present administrative rule change proposals to the Natural Resources Commission on Jan. 20.

DNR is proposing more than 30 rule changes to protect wildlife while addressing enforcement, legal and social concerns. Changes to deer and turkey hunting laws, fishing regulations, turtle regulations and state endangered species listings are being considered. The creation of a fall turkey season, extending the coyote season, and establishing new brown trout regulations at Brookville tailwater are a few of the rule proposals that hunters and anglers proposed.

The NRC meeting takes place Jan. 20, 10 a.m. at the Garrison Conference Center at Ft. Harrison State Park on the Indianapolis eastside. The meeting is open to the public.

A public hearing will be scheduled in the spring for rules that are preliminarily adopted by the commission.

For a copy of the agenda and proposed rule language, go to: http://www.in.gov/nrc/minutes/current_agenda

For information on the rule review process and specific proposals, go to: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/about/rules.htm

Individuals who need reasonable modifications for effective participation in public meetings should call the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife ADA coordinator at (317) 232-4080 (voice and TDD).