February 2, 2023

Indiana Considering Rifles For Deer Hunting

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In order to receive public comment, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is proposing to change wording in their laws governing the use of weapons for deer hunting. The DNR has always maintained that short-range weapons be used for deer hunting (shotguns and muzzleloaders).

Hunters have requested for quite some time that officials allow hunters to use rifles that shoot larger, more common pistol cartridges. The wording now being considered would allow for that.

This is not a definate but only a change in the wording so that officials can obtain public input on the idea. If it is received in a favorable manner, the possibility exists that Indiana deer hunters will be able to hunt with some rifles – those that shoot pistol cartridges.

Tom Remington