Hunting, fishing rules hearings set for June

Tribune staff reports

Two hearings next month will seek public comment on proposed changes to fish and wildlife rules.

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission hearings will be June 10 at Mounds State Park in Anderson and June 13 at Spring Mill Inn in Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell. Both hearings will start at 6 p.m.

Proposed rule changes for discussion include:

  • Requiring hunter orange on ground blinds used during the day when hunting any species for which the hunter is required to wear hunter orange.
  • Allowing the use of the draw-loc device when deer hunting, adding a new primitive muzzleloader season and adding 15 days to the deer archery season without crossbows.
  • Changing the rabbit season to one statewide season for public and private land and changing the pheasant season dates.
  • Removing the peregrine falcon from the state’s endangered species list.
  • Changing the limits on taking black bass on several lakes and limiting the number of lake whitefish that can be taken per day.

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