The word I have is that the Indiana DNR has pulled support for the recommendation that would have liberalized centerfire rifle restrictions in this year’s deer hunt.
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“We saw it as a social issue and since it was not societal acceptance for it overwhelmingly or opposed to it we have asked for it to be withdrawn,” said DNR spokesman Phil Bloom.
The DNR says public hearings and community input shows the decision making process at work, but they’ve made it clear where they stand.
“There were very valid points on either side of the issue and our folks reviewed them all and came to the conclusion it’s not something we need at this point,” said Bloom.