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Senate Bill 0487

Senate Bill 0487

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 487 (Updated April 15, 2013 5:52 pm - DI 84)

Shooting and hunting preserves. Requires a nonresident of Indiana to acquire a special license to shoot on licensed shooting preserves in Indiana. Makes the fee for a special license equal to the fee for a resident annual hunting license. Requires the department of natural resources to issue special licenses. Provides that fees from special licenses to shoot on a shooting preserve are not required to be used by the department of natural resources to increase the upland game bird population. Provides that animals regulated under shooting preserve regulations are exempt from importation permit requirements. Provides for the licensing and operation of cervidae hunting preserves on which legally farm raised and released cervidae are hunted. Establishes licensing requirements, duties, and fees. Except for a person who exports certain animals, exempts licensed hunting preserves from the licensing requirements for game breeders and shooting preserves. Provides that hunters on hunting preserves are required to have a deer hunting license and are not subject to bag limits. Requires that a transportation tag be purchased and fixed to the leg of each cervid taken on a hunting preserve. Prohibits: (1) computer assisted remote hunting on hunting preserves; and (2) drugging or baiting to affect the outcome of a hunt. Allows the Indiana board of animal health and department of natural resources to adopt certain rules. Exempts cervidae hunting preserves from certain exotic mammal hunting requirements. Restricts cervidae on hunting preserves from qualifying for certain livestock indemnification programs.
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    In Conference Committee
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