Clarifying new rifle law for deer hunting
This deer hunting season, Hoosiers will have a wide-variety of rifles they can begin using. Under a new law passed this year, additional cartridges and calibers will be allowed on private land during the firearms season.
Cartridges that are now legal include, but are not limited to:
Additional requirements include:
Cartridges that have been allowed in previous years are still allowed to be used while hunting deer on both private and public property.
A partial list of cartridges not permitted under this law include the .270 Winchester, .38-55 Winchester, .444 Marlin and .45-70 Government.
Provisions under this law will expire after the 2020 deer season. At that time, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will submit an impact report to the governor and General Assembly.
Currently, the DNR is projecting this year’s firearm deer season to take place November 12 through November 27.
For more information on this new law, visit iga.in.gov, the DNR’s website www.in.gov/dnr/ or contact your local conservation officer. As always, please contact me with questions or input at 317-232-9833 or by email at email@example.com. I appreciate hearing from you in order to better represent our district. Stay up-to-date with the work being done at the Statehouse by signing up to receive my email updates at www.in.gov/h75.
Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.