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Indiana landowners can partner with hunters to control deer

From Indiana Department of Natural Resources

-- Landowners experiencing deer damage to crops, forest regeneration or landscaping can get help from hunters in protecting their property through the Hunters Helping Farmers program.

In order to minimize such damage, the Division of Fish & Wildlife is recommending landowners start a hunting program during the regular deer hunting seasons. Archery season has already begun, and firearms season begins Nov. 12.

Each district wildlife biologist maintains a list, by county, of deer hunters who want to participate in the program. Landowners having difficulty finding hunters may contact their districtís biologist for a copy. Contact information for district biologists is available online at www.wildlife.IN.gov/2716.htm.

A Hunting Permission Form for landowners to use is available online at http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files/fw-Private_Land_Permission_Form.pdf.

More information on managing deer is available at hunting.IN.gov.

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