INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal aimed at legalizing five fenced
deer-hunting preserves around Indiana has failed in this year's
Rep. Matt Ubelhor of Bloomfield said Thursday that his bid to protect the
hunting preserves was blocked by the Senate.
Ubelhor says he believes the step was needed to resolve an eight-year-old
lawsuit over attempts by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to
shut down the existing preserves where hunters pay for a chance to shoot
deer confined inside high fences.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long says he doesn't believe that the
preserves offer true hunting and that the courts should decide whether the
preserves are legal before the Legislature gets involved.