Captive cervid hunting now allowed in Indiana

©Shenandoah National Park from Virginia

Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law legislation to allow captive cervid hunting – following a decade-long debate. The practice of hunting cervids within high-fenced enclosures, also known as “canned hunting,” will now be regulated by the Board of Animal Health as the animals are considered livestock. Among other changes, the new law requires that enclosures be at least 100 acres, as opposed to the 80 acres previously required.

For more information, see the Journal Gazette or Senate Bill 109.