With the early start of Indiana’s archery season just a day away (it starts this Saturday, October 1st), it’s interesting to note that the Indiana Natural Resources Commission, a division of the state’s Department of Natural Resources, recently approved and published several changes to the Indiana deer hunting rules for the 2012 season, none of which will be in effect this year.
The new rule changes, which still need to be approved by the Attorney General’s Office and Governor’s Office, and be published in the Indiana Register before taking effect, include:
- A new crossbow license authorized for use during the entire archery season
- Extension of the archery season from Oct. 1 through the first Sunday in January, without interruption
- Extension of the urban zone season from Sept. 15 through Jan. 31
- Hunters in urban zones must harvest an antler-less deer before harvesting any antlered deer
- Establishment of a special antler-less season from Dec. 26 through the first Sunday in January in designated counties
- Addition of non-resident youth licenses and new deer license bundles
- Hunter Orange must be displayed on occupied ground blinds
- Extending rifle cartridge length that can be used in the firearm season to 1.8 inches
I’ll keep you updated here as these new rules go into effect. For now, get out there and enjoy the deer hunting season. Other than a little rain, the Fall weather in Indiana has been beautiful so far this year. For a truly special experience, consider leasing your own private hunting land. We currently have properties available in Morgan County, Owen County, and Vigo County, Indiana.
We even have a new listing for a hunting property in Sullivan County, Indiana that leases by the day. Suitable for up to four hunters, this is every outdoorsman’s dream! A beautiful “A” Frame house is located on a lake with 55 acres to hunt, a perfect setting. The daily lease includes use of the home, the boats and the woods. It is just right for someone who doesn’t have the time to hunt all season long.
For more information about this, or any of Tree Hugger Leasing’s hunting lease properties, call (317) 775-5211.