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Important Updates

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Rifles for Deer Hunting on Private Land

The state law allowing high-powered rifles on private land has been extended indefinitely under House Bill 1385. Rifles that have been allowed on private land for deer hunting since 2017 can continue to be used. Rifle cartridges legal on public land remain the same as in years past. See Deer for rifle requirements on public and private land or visit deer.dnr.IN.gov and click on “deer hunting questions and answers” for additional information.

License Revocation

State law has given courts the ability to revoke a license or permit for a minimum of one year for a violation of a fish and wildlife law. In the past, courts had the option of revoking licenses for lesser amounts of time. See General Information for more information about penalties for violations.