IDNR Extends “One Buck” Rule
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana deer hunters will continue to be limited to taking just one male antlered deer each hunting season.
On Monday, the Indiana Natural Resources Commission approved an indefinite extension for the so called “one buck” rule during the regular archery, firearms and muzzleloader hunting seasons.
The rule which has been in place since 2002 was set to expire September 1. It had previously been approved on a five-year basis.
On extending the rule indefinitely, the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife stated that limiting hunters to only one buck per year is not needed to manage the deer herd. The DNR considers it a social issue, not a biological issue.