New Indiana liability law, DNR program combine to help landowners experiencing deer damage

A new Indiana landowner liability law, combined with the Indiana Department of Natural Resource’s Hunters Helping Farmers program, can help landowners experiencing deer damage to their property get deer populations under control. The DNR has liberalized hunting regulations to address deer populations by strategically targeting antlerless deer However, effectiveness depends on landowner participation because 94 percent of the state is in private ownership. The law, which went into effect July 1, says that landowners who provide access to their land for natural resource based activities are not liable for the injury or death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of such activities. Visit or contact Phil Bloom, DNR director of communications, 317-232-4003.

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