Decline over the past decade is threatening conservation efforts along with communities and businesses that profit from the sport.
More than 200 people attended public meetings about the proposals and more than 2,000 comments were submitted online, mostly opposing them.
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana DNR official has recommended making adjustments to two proposals regarding bobcats, raccoons, opossums and coyotes that have been met with fierce opposition. One proposal would create a bobcat hunting season. Hunters would be limited to catching one bobcat and there would also be an overall statewide quota. The season would likely run from Nov. 8 to…
Indiana officials say that cooperative arrangement helped save the Hoosier state’s annual brown trout restocking in and along the state’s Lake Michigan shoreline.
The lakes in Indiana’s muskie program cover 2,700 surface acres, and many have been stocked each year for more than 20 years.
But wildlife and environmental groups say the state does not have specific data showing the bobcat population could support opening such a season and the state director of U.S. Humane Society doesn’t see a reason for a hunting and trapping season, saying the species ‘is not causing a problem.’
INDIANAPOLIS — A mistake included in a law approved last year prohibiting deer hunters from using rifles on public property would be fixed under a bill approved by the Indiana House. The bill by Republican Rep. Sean Eberhart of Shelbyville was approved Monday on an 87-3 vote. It allows the state DNR to write rules related to the use of…
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s wildlife agency says it will allow deer hunters to use rifles on state or federal property despite a legislative error that banned the use of such weapons. The Indian DNR says an emergency state rule will allow rifles during the firearms deer-hunting season that begins Nov. 18. Rifle use was called into question because of a mistake in…
Osprey brought to the state in 2003 still raising offspring.
(Indiana DNR)INDIANA, Ind. — Have you ever been fishing and caught something but weren’t quite sure what it was? The Indiana DNR has a service for you and everyone else in the state who needs help identifying fish. The first thing you will need to do, after reeling in the fish of course, is to snap a photograph or record…
The Talon Trust is the only permitted rehabilitator of the predatory birds in Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick or Gibson counties.
Landowners dealing with damage done by deer to their crops, forested land or landscaping can sign up for a program that allows hunting on their property.
The state DNR says its crews banded 40 peregrine chicks this spring at nine sites around Indiana, up from the 32 agency staffers banded last year.
Despite the belief that a new state law expanding the firepower allowed for hunting on private land would increase the number of deer kills, harvest lowest since 2003.
And in southern Indiana, owl cam is giving viewers a closer look at a brood of rare barn owl hatchlings there.
Hunters last year harvested nearly 119,500 deer — down 4 percent from the 2015 harvest of nearly 124,800 deer — and collisions across Indiana numbered more than 14,000, down nearly 9 percent.
DNR able to catch enough female muskies to get nearly 500,000 eggs, which were then shipped to the East Fork Hatchery in southwest Indiana, where they will hatch and eventually produce 20,000 muskie fingerlings that will be stocked in 14 waters throughout the state.
On April 1, the limit increased from two fish per day to three fish per day, putting Indiana in sync with neighboring Michigan’s bag limit.