DNR seeks public comment on proposed wildlife rule changes

INDIANA – The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) has given preliminary adoption to the following rule changes governing fishing tournament licenses/permits, trapping wild animals, and registering to be an organ donor through the DNR’s license system.

The Natural Resources Commission’s Division of Hearings has scheduled a virtual public hearing to accept public comments on proposed rule changes through the DNR’s license system.

More information about the proposed changes is at wildlife.IN.gov/rule-regulation-changes/    

The virtual public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. ET on Jan. 20, 2022, using WebEx.

Individuals may join the public hearing in two ways:

Those who have never used WebEx should begin the process at least 10 minutes early because they will be prompted to download WebEx before joining the meeting. For technical assistance, contact Scott Allen at 317-232-4699 or sallen@nrc.IN.gov.

For more information about the proposed changes, visit the DNR website. Public comments can be submitted online to the NRC. Click on “Comment on this Rule” next to the Property Rule Amendments.

Comments on the proposed changes can also be mailed to:

Natural Resources Commission
Indiana Government Center North
100 North Senate Avenue, Room N103
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2200

The NRC will review the public comments before voting on the final adoption of the changes in March. Rule changes that are given final adoption by the NRC must still be approved by the Attorney General’s office and Governor’s office and filed with the Indiana Register before taking effect.