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Report: Deer Harvesting Down In State Despite New Law
Updated May 3, 2017 6:55 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - A report released by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources shows that deer hunting is down in the state.

The Indianapolis Star reports that despite fears that a new state law that expanded the firepower allowed for hunting on private land would increase the number of deer kills, hunters harvested nearly 120,000 deer last year, the lowest number since 2003.

High-powered rifles accounted for 37 percent of deer kills, replacing shotguns as the most popular weapon to hunt deer.
The report also estimates that vehicle collisions with deer cost Indiana at least $119 million. There were 14,000 crashes that resulted in injury or at least $750 in property damage reported last year. Counties in northern Indiana had the most crashes.



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