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Working with Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation in a coordinated effort to protect and promote the sportsmen's traditions in Indiana

The Hoosier State has 867,000 hunters and anglers who spend $924 million annually and support 14,058 jobs. Working with CSF in a coordinated effort to protect and promote the sportsmen’s traditions in Indiana are seven members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. …

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Indiana, Kansas to Vote on Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment on November Ballot

On November 8, sportsmen and women of Kansas and Indiana will go to the polls and have the opportunity to vote on their respective Constitutional amendments ensuring the Right to Hunt, Fish and Harvest Wildlife. Kansas Constitutional Amendment 1 and Indiana Public Question 1 would amend the Kansas Bill of …

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Hunt Guide lists wrong dates for rifles in deer reduction zones

DNR News Division of Fish & Wildlife Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: Sept. 15, 2016 Due to an editing error, dates in the 2016-17 DNR Hunting/Trapping Regulations Guide during which new rifle options for deer hunting in the deer reduction …

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Grants announced for 33 Indiana Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) projects

New grants for the care of Indiana’s water bodies totaling $1,296,000 have been awarded through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. The grants, awarded by DNR director Cameron Clark, fund 33 projects in 25 counties, encompassing watersheds of 36 lakes and …

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Lakeshore cleanup at Patoka Lake, Aug. 27, 2016

DNR News Division of State Parks Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: Aug. 9, 2016 Help remove trash and debris from the shores of Patoka Lake on Saturday, Aug. 27. Sign-up will begin at 8 a.m. at Hoosier Hills Marina. The cleanup …

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Sullivan Lake habitat structure map

Here is a map (view PDF) that shows the locations of habitat structures placed at Sullivan Lake. We placed 135 structures in the lake. We will be working this fall and winter with the Park to fell the shoreline trees to create a brush pile. You can view other Indiana …

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Young, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Enhance Funding for Fish and Wildlife

On July 6, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650) calling for $1.3 billion in existing revenue from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters be dedicated to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program to …

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DNR happy with outcome of West Boggs Lake project

DNR News Division of Fish & Wildlife Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: July 20, 2016 DNR happy with outcome of West Boggs Lake project DNR officials are happy with the outcome of a project to improve fishing at West Boggs …

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New black bass size limits at Shakamak State Park lakes

DNR News Division of Fish & Wildlife Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: July 7, 2016 New black bass size limits at Shakamak State Park lakes Shakamak, Kickapoo and Lenape lakes in Shakamak State Park now have a 14-inch minimum length limit …

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