Captive Deer ‘Hunting’ Gunned Down Once Again

Indiana DNR banned captive deer hunting in 2005 and the issue has yet to be resolved. (Photo by Larry Smith, flickr Creative Commons)

Indiana DNR banned captive deer hunting in 2005 and the issue has yet to be resolved. (Photo by Larry Smith, flickr Creative Commons)

Proponents of shooting deer inside fences took another blow recently when one midwest state legislature rejected a proposal to legalize “hunting” inside high fence enclosures.

For the second year, Indiana’s Senate has shot down a proposal to allow people to kill captive deer. The voted was 27-23 in what has become a highly contentious issue and is wending its way through the court system. The state currently has four high fence preserves whose owners, along with other businesspeople who want the preserves legalized, have been fighting for approval.

“This is the bill that everybody loves to hate,” said Sen. Susan Glick, R-LaGrange, the bill’s sponsor in the Senate. “I’m beginning to hate it myself.”

Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources banned captive deer hunting 10 years ago. The state’s court said the DNR overstepped its bounds, yet the situation still is not resolved. The Indiana Supreme Court could hear arguments about the situation.

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