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Commission To Discuss Allowing Hunters To Use Large Caliber Ammo
Updated May 18, 2015 7:20 PM | Filed under: Natural Resources
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Natural Resources Commission will meet today to discuss a controversial proposal that would allow hunters to use any center-fire rifle caliber larger than .243 like a 30-30 during the annual firearms deer season in Indiana.

Some hunters are frustrated by the current limitations of pistol calibers because there is not as much velocity, which means hunters have a shorter range. On the other side, you have a safety issue with bullets that travel longer distances.

Phil Bloom with the Department of Natural Resources says DNR does not support the measure, though they did get thousands of responses on the issue when they asked for public opinion. Bloom says the responses were evenly divided between those for, and those against high-powered rounds. The agency isn't supporting the measure and the commission rarely votes against a recommendation from the Department of Natural Resources. Both Kentucky and northern Michigan allow high-powered rounds.

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