Hearing set for proposed deer hunting rule changes

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

State officials will hold a public hearing next month on proposed changes to Indiana's deer hunting regulations, including a move that would allow more young hunters.

The Aug. 13 hearing will be at southern Indiana's McCormick's Creek State Park.

The state Department of Natural Resources wants to change several regulations, including allowing hunters under age 18 to take part in a two-day youth deer hunt held each September.

That hunt is currently open only to youngsters under age 16.

But the proposed change generating the most talk among hunters would allow youth hunters to take either a buck or a doe during their special hunt. Currently, they can only take a doe.

The state's Natural Resources Commission will likely approve all of the changes on Sept. 22.

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