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FENCED-HUNTING BILL: Back in the can

April 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Debates regarding rules and regulations for legalizing fenced hunting have come to a standstill with Indiana legislators.

Indiana’s House of Representatives voted 52 to 39 to approve a bill to legalize five fenced deer-hunting preserves in Indiana, however the measure was halted in the Senate within days.

Those legislators who voted in favor of the bill cite support for business, small farms and breeders as reason to OK the measure.

In 2005, Indiana Department of Natural Resources ruled fenced hunting illegal.

However, owners of such preserves went to court and was able to overturn the ruling, allowing the businesses to stay open.

For eight years the lawsuit has been open and dragged on.

To hunt within a confined location is a controversial topic.

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