Public Hearing for Indiana Deer Hunting Changes

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A public hearing on a number of potential changes to deer-hunting and hunter-education related administrative rules is scheduled for Aug. 13 at the Canyon Inn at McCormick's Creek State Park.

The park is near Spencer in Owen County. A map is at:

For a full listing of propose rules to be considered, see

Public comments on all of the proposed changes can be sent to the Natural Resources Commission by going to, scrolling to the "Fish and Wildlife: Deer Housekeeping Rule" or "Fish and Wildlife: Youth Deer Season," and clicking on the appropriate link.

All comments must be submitted to the NRC no later than Aug. 17. The comments will be provided to NRC members and DNR staff, and will be posted on the Internet and in a paper docket as part of the final report.

A copy of the public hearing report for each rule package will be available at prior to final consideration by the NRC, which likely will take place Sept. 22. If approved by the NRC, attorney general and governor, the changes will become effective later this year.