Public Hearings Set for Proposed Fish, Wildlife Rule Changes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will host three public hearings next month to discuss a package of rule changes involving Indiana wildlife, hunting and fishing. 

The proposed amendments include allowing high-powered rifles for deer hunting, a 25-fish daily bag limit on certain fish, and suspension of the ruffed grouse hunting season. A complete list of changes can be found at

The first hearing is March 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell. 

The second is March 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Garrison Conference Center in Indianapolis. 

The final meeting is March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the DNR's Northeast Regional Office in Columbia City.

Public comments also are being accepted on the Indiana Natural Resources Commission's website.