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Indiana commission extends one-buck rule

From Indiana Department of Natural Resources

-- Indiana’s Natural Resources Commission has approved an indefinite extension of what’s commonly referred to as the one-buck rule for deer hunting.

The decision to extend the rule removes the expiration date on a 10-year-old regulation that limits a hunter to taking no more than one antlered deer during the regular archery, firearms and muzzleloader hunting seasons.

The one-buck rule was first applied in 2002 for a five-year period. The Commission approved an extension in 2007 with an expiration date of Sept. 1, 2012. This year, the Division of Fish & Wildlife proposed extending the rule indefinitely, stating that limiting deer hunters to only one buck per year is not needed to manage the deer herd.

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