(AP) — Indiana legislators are considering an attempt to legalize several
existing game preserves around the state where hunters pay for a chance to
shoot deer that are kept inside high fences.
Owners of the
preserves and some outdoorsmen organizations disagree on whether the
hunting of the farm-raised deer is proper.
Rep. Matt Ubelhor of Bloomfield says legislation is needed to resolve a
lawsuit dating to 2005 over whether four existing preserves can stay in
business. Ubelhor says his proposal considered Monday by an Indiana House
committee wouldn't allow any additional preserves to open.
Hunters Association President Joe Bacon says the group opposes allowing
the preserves because they don't provide real hunting.
could vote next week on whether to support the proposal.