What Indiana DNR failed to do the Indiana Legislature has accomplished. See
It is looking like the rule changes are going to be nixed. See Indiana Deer Rifle Changes Nixed :
I just got a tip that Indiana has approved the use of Centerfire Rifle in a much broader range of cartridges by removing the maximum length rule. Basically anything from 243 WIN to 45-70 will be legal.The change is for next deer season (2015), not this one (2014).
Here’s the verbage:
Allows additional rifles to be used by reducing the bullet size required to .243 and eliminating the maximum rifle cartridge case length. This will allow high-powered rifles such as the .30-30 and .45-70 during the deer firearms seasons. Full metal jacketed bullets would be unlawful because since they do not expand when fired, and therefore, do not kill as humanely.
Here’s the link. There is a LOT more going on, so if you plan to hunt Indiana next year, you need to read it:
A lot of you have written me, asking for my opinion on this. A lot of you have told me you do not like the change. Here are my thoughts on it all:
Let me know what you think.
Dang! You people just keep coming! Okay. Here’s another item one of my PA buddies sent me :
I wonder some times about how a country founded on concepts like freedom and liberty can be populated with people who want to make a new law every time there is a problem.
It is looking like the rule changes are going to be nixed. See Indiana Deer Rifle Changes Nixed :"Indiana Rule Changes for 2015-- Centerfire Rifle!",