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21 Tree Stands Removed From State Property
Updated March 30, 2017 5:04 AM | Filed under: Natural Resources
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(UNDATED) - Indiana Conservation Officers, in coordination with Brookville Complex personnel, located and removed 21 tree stands from Brookville Complex State Property on Monday afternoon.

In an effort to protect our natural resources and serve our community, Conservation Officers teamed up with Brookville Complex personnel to remove several tree stands failing to adhere to property regulations.

Indiana Administrative Code 312 IAC 9-3-3 (g) describes an individual must not erect, place, or hunt from a permanent tree or ground blind on state owned lands. Any tree or ground blind placed on DNR property must be portable and may be left overnight only between noon on September 15 and January 10. (See page 24 of the 2016/2017 Hunting and Trapping Regulation booklet)

Indiana Administrative Code further indicates that any fastener used in conjunction with a tree blind and a tree or pole climber that penetrates a tree more than one-half inch in prohibited.

Each blind placed on DNR property must be legibly marked with the name, address, and telephone number of the owner of the blind or marked with the individual's customer identification number issued by the DNR.

Equipment and fasteners left on or within a tree causes unnatural growth that can lead to death of the tree.

Tree stands removed were scattered throughout the Brookville Complex property in Union and Franklin County.

All tree stands seized failed to be removed by January 10th. Majority of tree stands removed were not marked with owner identification.

All tree stands located were seized and documented with location information for owner identification. They will be store for a period of 90 days to allow the owner to claim their property.

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