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TITLE 312 NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION

Emergency Rule
LSA Document #20-370(E)

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Temporarily amends 312 IAC 9-3-4 to govern hunting white-tailed deer in a designated county under an extra deer license by identifying counties for herd reduction. Effective September 1, 2020.


SECTION 1. (a) This SECTION supplements 312 IAC 9-3-4(g) and governs hunting deer under an extra deer license in a designated county.

(b) A person may take an antlerless deer under this SECTION only if:
(1) issued a license to hunt deer with:
(A) a resident extra deer bonus antlerless license under IC 14-22-11-10(a) or IC 14-22-12-1(a)(18);
(B) a nonresident extra deer bonus antlerless license under IC 14-22-12-1(a)(19);
(C) a resident youth consolidated hunting, fishing, and trapping license under IC 14-22-11-10(b) or IC 14-22-12-1(a)(24);
(D) a nonresident youth extra deer bonus antlerless license under IC 14-22-12-1(a)(32);
(E) a resident extra deer license bundle under IC 14-22-11-10(a) or IC 14-22-12-1(a)(18);
(F) a nonresident extra deer license bundle under IC 14-22-12-1(a)(19);
(G) a nonresident youth extra deer license bundle under IC 14-22-12-1(a)(32);
(H) an apprentice license of the types identified in clauses (A) through (G) under IC 14-22-12-1.7;
(I) a lifetime comprehensive hunting license under IC 14-22-12-7(a)(4) before its repeal; or
(J) a lifetime comprehensive hunting and fishing license under IC 14-22-12-7(a)(5) before its repeal; or
(2) hunting deer without a license under IC 14-22-11-1 and 312 IAC 9-2-14.

(c) The season for hunting deer under this SECTION is as follows:
(1) From September 26 through 27, 2020, with a bow and arrow, crossbow, firearm, or muzzleloading gun.
(2) From October 1, 2020, through January 3, 2021, with a bow and arrow or crossbow.
(3) From November 14, 2020, through November 29, 2020, with a firearm or muzzleloading gun.
(4) From December 5, 2020, through December 20, 2020, with a muzzleloading gun.
(5) From December 26, 2020, through January 3, 2021, with a firearm or muzzleloading gun.

(d) The seasonal limit for hunting under this SECTION is one (1) antlerless deer for each deer license issued under this SECTION, with the exception of the resident youth consolidated hunting and trapping license, extra deer license bundles, and lifetime comprehensive hunting licenses listed in subsection (b).

(e) An individual who hunts under this SECTION may use a bow and arrow, crossbow, muzzleloading gun, or any firearm that may otherwise be lawfully used to take deer under 312 IAC 9-3, IC 14-22-2-8, and IC 14-22-2-9.

(f) 312 IAC 9-3-2(b) through 312 IAC 9-3-2(d) and 312 IAC 9-3-2(m) through 312 IAC 9-3-2(z) apply to a license issued under this SECTION.

(g) An individual must not exceed the county bag limit from each county as follows:
(1) Adams - 1.
(2) Allen - 2.
(3) Bartholomew - 2.
(4) Benton - A.
(5) Blackford - 1.
(6) Boone - 2.
(7) Brown - 3.
(8) Carroll - 2.
(9) Cass - 2.
(10) Clark - 2.
(11) Clay - 2.
(12) Clinton - 2.
(13) Crawford - 2.
(14) Daviess - 2.
(15) Dearborn - 2.
(16) Decatur - 2.
(17) DeKalb - 2.
(18) Delaware - 2.
(19) Dubois - 2.
(20) Elkhart - 2.
(21) Fayette - 2.
(22) Floyd - 2.
(23) Fountain - 2.
(24) Franklin - 3.
(25) Fulton - 2.
(26) Gibson - 2.
(27) Grant - 2.
(28) Greene - 2.
(29) Hamilton - 2.
(30) Hancock - 1.
(31) Harrison - 2.
(32) Hendricks - 2.
(33) Henry - 2.
(34) Howard - 2.
(35) Huntington - 2.
(36) Jackson - 3.
(37) Jasper - 2.
(38) Jay - 1.
(39) Jefferson - 2.
(40) Jennings - 2.
(41) Johnson - 2.
(42) Knox - 2.
(43) Kosciusko - 2.
(44) LaGrange - 1.
(45) Lake - 2.
(46) LaPorte - 2.
(47) Lawrence - 3.
(48) Madison - 2.
(49) Marion - 2.
(50) Marshall - 2.
(51) Martin - 3.
(52) Miami - 2.
(53) Monroe - 3.
(54) Montgomery - 2.
(55) Morgan - 3.
(56) Newton - 2.
(57) Noble - 2.
(58) Ohio - 2.
(59) Orange - 3.
(60) Owen - 2.
(61) Parke - 2.
(62) Perry - 2.
(63) Pike - 2.
(64) Porter - 2.
(65) Posey - 2.
(66) Pulaski - 2.
(67) Putnam - 2.
(68) Randolph - 1.
(69) Ripley - 3.
(70) Rush - 1.
(71) St. Joseph - 2.
(72) Scott - 2.
(73) Shelby - 2.
(74) Spencer - 2.
(75) Starke - 2.
(76) Steuben - 1.
(77) Sullivan - 2.
(78) Switzerland - 2.
(79) Tippecanoe - 2.
(80) Tipton - A.
(81) Union - 2.
(82) Vanderburgh - 2.
(83) Vermillion - 2.
(84) Vigo - 2.
(85) Wabash - 2.
(86) Warren - 2.
(87) Warrick - 2.
(88) Washington - 2.
(89) Wayne - 2.
(90) Wells - 1.
(91) White - 2.
(92) Whitley - 1.
A county bag limit of "A", as used in this subsection, is one (1) antlerless deer. Notwithstanding subsection (c), a deer taken under this SECTION in a county with a bag limit of "A" must be taken only from November 26, 2020, through January 3, 2021.

SECTION 2. (a) This SECTION is supplemental to 312 IAC 9-3-4 and governs the activities of an individual who is hunting deer on the following department properties:
(1) Anspaugh Wetland Conservation Area.
(2) Ashcraft Wildlife Management Area.
(3) Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area.
(4) Aukiki Wetland Conservation Area.
(5) Austin Bottoms Conservation Area.
(6) Badal Trust Area.
(7) Beaver Dam Wetland Conservation Area.
(8) Big Barbee Wetland Conservation Area.
(9) Bittern Bog Wetland Conservation Area.
(10) Blue Grass Fish and Wildlife Area.
(11) Bob Kern Nature Preserve.
(12) Boones Pond Public Fishing Area.
(13) Brownstown Public Fishing Area.
(14) Carlson Gamebird Area.
(15) Cartmell Gamebird Area.
(16) Cattail Slough Gamebird Area.
(17) Cedar Swamp Wetland Conservation Area.
(18) Center Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(19) Chinook Fish and Wildlife Area.
(20) Chustak Public Fishing Area.
(21) Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area.
(22) C. Triplett Gamebird Area.
(23) Curtis Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(24) Cypress Lake Public Fishing Area.
(25) Deer Creek Fish and Wildlife Area.
(26) Deniston Resource Area.
(27) Deno Gamebird Area.
(28) Dick Blythe Wetland Conservation Area.
(29) Doak Wildlife Management Area.
(30) Donohue Gamebird Area.
(31) Driftwood Wildlife Management Area.
(32) Durham Lake Wetland Conservation Areas.
(33) Eagle Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(34) Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area.
(35) Eller Pond Wetland Conservation Area.
(36) Fairbanks Landing Fish and Wildlife Area.
(37) Falwell Gamebird Area.
(38) Fish Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(39) Flora Gamebird Area.
(40) Francis Slocum State Forest.
(41) Funcheon Gamebird Area.
(42) Galena Marsh Wetland Conservation Area.
(43) Geswein Gamebird Area.
(44) Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area.
(45) Goose Creek Gamebird Area.
(46) Goose Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(47) Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area.
(48) Greene-Sullivan State Forest.
(49) Green Valley Wildlife Management Area.
(50) Greenwood Ditch Gamebird Area.
(51) Grouse Ridge Wildlife Management Area.
(52) Hawkins Gamebird Area.
(53) Hillenbrand Fish and Wildlife Area.
(54) Hindostan Falls Wildlife Management Area.
(55) Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area.
(56) Howatt 80 Wildlife Management Area.
(57) Hufford Trust Area.
(58) Idaville Gamebird Area.
(59) Interlake State Recreation Area.
(60) Iroquois Gamebird Area.
(61) Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.
(62) Jefvert Gamebird Area.
(63) Jimmerson Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(64) Judy Burton Nature Preserve.
(65) Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Area.
(66) Kankakee Sands (The Nature Conservancy).
(67) Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area.
(68) Kirsch Gamebird Area.
(69) Knob View Gamebird Area.
(70) Koontz Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(71) Knop Lake Public Fishing Area.
(72) Langeluttig Wetland Conservation Area.
(73) LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area.
(74) Little Chapman Wetland Conservation Area.
(75) Little Pigeon Wetland Conservation Area.
(76) Lost Hill Wetland Conservation Area.
(77) Lyons Gamebird Area.
(78) Mallard Roost Wetland Conservation Area.
(79) Manitou Island Wetland Conservation Area.
(80) Maxinkuckee Wetland Conservation Area.
(81) Marsh Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(82) Martindale Public Fishing Area.
(83) Martinsville Public Fishing Area.
(84) McGinnis/Lauerman Gamebird Area.
(85) Mendenhall Wetland Conservation Area.
(86) Menominee Public Fishing Area.
(87) Menominee Wetland Conservation Area.
(88) Metro Sixty Gamebird Area.
(89) Mississinewa Lake (including adjacent lands administered by the department of natural resources).
(90) Modoc Wildlife Management Area.
(91) Morgan Bluff Wildlife Management Area.
(92) Mud Pine Gamebird Area.
(93) Nickel Plate Gamebird Area.
(94) Nipsco Beach Public Fishing Area.
(95) Norway Dam Public Fishing Area.
(96) Oak Grove Wildlife Management Area.
(97) Oxbow Bottoms Wildlife Management Area.
(98) Paragon Wildlife Management Area.
(99) Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area.
(100) Pine Creek Gamebird Area.
(101) Place Trail Marsh Gamebird Habitat Area.
(102) Pointer Ridge Gamebird Area.
(103) Port of Indiana Public Fishing Area.
(104) Province Pond Wetland Conservation Area.
(105) Prudential Gamebird Area.
(106) Raccoon Creek Public Fishing Area.
(107) Randolph County Wildlife Management Area.
(108) Raub Gamebird Area.
(109) Reynolds Creek Gamebird Area.
(110) Roger McClellan Gamebird Area.
(111) Rome City Wetland Conservation Area.
(112) Ropchan Wetland Conservation Area.
(113) Round Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(114) Roush Lake Fish and Wildlife Area.
(115) Salamonie Lake (including adjacent lands administered by the department of natural resources).
(116) Salamonie River State Forest.
(117) Salt Creek Public Fishing Area.
(118) Sandy Ridge Gamebird Area.
(119) Scott Mill Pond Public Fishing Area.
(120) Sorenson Gamebird Area.
(121) Splinter Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area.
(122) Sprig Slough Wetland Conservation Area.
(123) Steiner Gamebird Area.
(124) Stucker Fork Fish and Wildlife Area.
(125) Sugar Creek Conservation Area.
(126) Sugar Creek Public Fishing Area.
(127) Sugar Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area.
(128) Tern Bar Slough.
(129) Three Rivers Public Fishing Area.
(130) Trail Creek Public Fishing Area.
(131) Trail Creek Forks Public Fishing Area.
(132) Trail Creek Johnson Road Public Fishing Area.
(133) Trail Creek West Branch Public Fishing Area.
(134) Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area.
(135) Turkey Creek Wetland Conservation Area.
(136) Turkey Foot Wetland Conservation Area.
(137) Veale Creek Wildlife Management Area.
(138) Vinegar Hill Gamebird Area.
(139) Vinyard Gamebird Area.
(140) Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area.
(141) Wabash River Conservation Area.
(142) Watland Gamebird Area.
(143) Wawasee Public Fishing Area.
(144) Wawasee Wetland Conservation Area.
(145) Westerkamp Wildlife Management Area.
(146) Whirledge Wetland Conservation Area.
(147) White County One Gamebird Area.
(148) White Oak Wildlife Management Area.
(149) White River Bend Wildlife Management Area.
(150) Wilbur Wright Fish and Wildlife Area.
(151) Williams Dam Public Fishing Area.
(152) Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area.
(153) Winamac Fish and Wildlife Area.

(b) On the department properties listed in this SECTION, an individual may take one (1) antlered deer and not more than one (1) antlerless deer during the special youth deer season in accordance with 312 IAC 9-3-4(b).

SECTION 3. (a) This SECTION is supplemental to 312 IAC 9-3-4 and governs the activities of an individual who is hunting deer on the following department properties:
(1) Anspaugh Wetland Conservation Area.
(2) Ashcraft Wildlife Management Area.
(3) Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area.
(4) Aukiki Wetland Conservation Area.
(5) Austin Bottoms Conservation Area.
(6) Badal Trust Area.
(7) Beaver Dam Wetland Conservation Area.
(8) Big Barbee Wetland Conservation Area.
(9) Bittern Bog Wetland Conservation Area.
(10) Blue Grass Fish and Wildlife Area.
(11) Bob Kern Nature Preserve.
(12) Boones Pond Public Fishing Area.
(13) Brownstown Public Fishing Area.
(14) Carlson Gamebird Area.
(15) Cartmell Gamebird Area.
(16) Cattail Slough Gamebird Area.
(17) Cedar Swamp Wetland Conservation Area.
(18) Center Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(19) Chinook Fish and Wildlife Area.
(20) Chustak Public Fishing Area.
(21) Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area.
(22) C. Triplett Gamebird Area.
(23) Curtis Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(24) Cypress Lake Public Fishing Area.
(25) Deer Creek Fish and Wildlife Area.
(26) Deniston Resource Area.
(27) Deno Gamebird Area.
(28) Dick Blythe Wetland Conservation Area.
(29) Doak Wildlife Management Area.
(30) Donohue Gamebird Area.
(31) Driftwood Wildlife Management Area.
(32) Durham Lake Wetland Conservation Areas.
(33) Eagle Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(34) Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area.
(35) Eller Pond Wetland Conservation Area.
(36) Fairbanks Landing Fish and Wildlife Area.
(37) Falwell Gamebird Area.
(38) Fish Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(39) Flora Gamebird Area.
(40) Francis Slocum State Forest.
(41) Funcheon Gamebird Area.
(42) Galena Marsh Wetland Conservation Area.
(43) Geswein Gamebird Area.
(44) Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area.
(45) Goose Creek Gamebird Area.
(46) Goose Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(47) Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area.
(48) Greene-Sullivan State Forest.
(49) Green Valley Wildlife Management Area.
(50) Greenwood Ditch Gamebird Area.
(51) Grouse Ridge Wildlife Management Area.
(52) Hawkins Gamebird Area.
(53) Hillenbrand Fish and Wildlife Area.
(54) Hindostan Falls Wildlife Management Area.
(55) Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area.
(56) Howatt 80 Wildlife Management Area.
(57) Hufford Trust Area.
(58) Idaville Gamebird Area.
(59) Interlake State Recreation Area.
(60) Iroquois Gamebird Area.
(61) Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.
(62) Jefvert Gamebird Area.
(63) Jimmerson Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(64) Judy Burton Nature Preserve.
(65) Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Area.
(66) Kankakee Sands (The Nature Conservancy).
(67) Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area.
(68) Kirsch Gamebird Area.
(69) Knob View Gamebird Area.
(70) Koontz Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(71) Knop Lake Public Fishing Area.
(72) Langeluttig Wetland Conservation Area.
(73) LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area.
(74) Little Chapman Wetland Conservation Area.
(75) Little Pigeon Wetland Conservation Area.
(76) Lost Hill Wetland Conservation Area.
(77) Lyons Gamebird Area.
(78) Mallard Roost Wetland Conservation Area.
(79) Manitou Island Wetland Conservation Area.
(80) Maxinkuckee Wetland Conservation Area.
(81) Marsh Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(82) Martindale Public Fishing Area.
(83) Martinsville Public Fishing Area.
(84) McGinnis/Lauerman Gamebird Area.
(85) Mendenhall Wetland Conservation Area.
(86) Menominee Public Fishing Area.
(87) Menominee Wetland Conservation Area.
(88) Metro Sixty Gamebird Area.
(89) Mississinewa Lake (including adjacent lands administered by the department of natural resources).
(90) Modoc Wildlife Management Area.
(91) Morgan Bluff Wildlife Management Area.
(92) Mud Pine Gamebird Area.
(93) Nickel Plate Gamebird Area.
(94) Nipsco Beach Public Fishing Area.
(95) Norway Dam Public Fishing Area.
(96) Oak Grove Wildlife Management Area.
(97) Oxbow Bottoms Wildlife Management Area.
(98) Paragon Wildlife Management Area.
(99) Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area.
(100) Pine Creek Gamebird Area.
(101) Place Trail Marsh Gamebird Habitat Area.
(102) Pointer Ridge Gamebird Area.
(103) Port of Indiana Public Fishing Area.
(104) Province Pond Wetland Conservation Area.
(105) Prudential Gamebird Area.
(106) Raccoon Creek Public Fishing Area.
(107) Randolph County Wildlife Management Area.
(108) Raub Gamebird Area.
(109) Reynolds Creek Gamebird Area.
(110) Roger McClellan Gamebird Area.
(111) Rome City Wetland Conservation Area.
(112) Ropchan Wetland Conservation Area.
(113) Round Lake Wetland Conservation Area.
(114) Roush Lake Fish and Wildlife Area.
(115) Salamonie Lake (including adjacent lands administered by the department of natural resources).
(116) Salamonie River State Forest.
(117) Salt Creek Public Fishing Area.
(118) Sandy Ridge Gamebird Area.
(119) Scott Mill Pond Public Fishing Area.
(120) Sorenson Gamebird Area.
(121) Splinter Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area.
(122) Sprig Slough Wetland Conservation Area.
(123) Steiner Gamebird Area.
(124) Stucker Fork Fish and Wildlife Area.
(125) Sugar Creek Conservation Area.
(126) Sugar Creek Public Fishing Area.
(127) Sugar Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area.
(128) Tern Bar Slough.
(129) Three Rivers Public Fishing Area.
(130) Trail Creek Public Fishing Area.
(131) Trail Creek Forks Public Fishing Area.
(132) Trail Creek Johnson Road Public Fishing Area.
(133) Trail Creek West Branch Public Fishing Area.
(134) Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area.
(135) Turkey Creek Wetland Conservation Area.
(136) Turkey Foot Wetland Conservation Area.
(137) Veale Creek Wildlife Management Area.
(138) Vinegar Hill Gamebird Area.
(139) Vinyard Gamebird Area.
(140) Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area.
(141) Wabash River Conservation Area.
(142) Watland Gamebird Area.
(143) Wawasee Public Fishing Area.
(144) Wawasee Wetland Conservation Area.
(145) Westerkamp Wildlife Management Area.
(146) Whirledge Wetland Conservation Area.
(147) White County One Gamebird Area.
(148) White Oak Wildlife Management Area.
(149) White River Bend Wildlife Management Area.
(150) Wilbur Wright Fish and Wildlife Area.
(151) Williams Dam Public Fishing Area.
(152) Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area.
(153) Winamac Fish and Wildlife Area.

(b) On the department properties listed in this SECTION, an individual may take not more than:
(1) two (2) antlerless deer with archery equipment authorized in 312 IAC 9-3-3(b) during the archery season in accordance with 312 IAC 9-3-4(c) with a license type authorized in 312 IAC 9-3-2(f); and
(2) one (1) antlerless deer with a muzzleloading gun authorized in 312 IAC 9-3-3(e) during the muzzleloader season in accordance with 312 IAC 9-3-4(f) with a license type authorized in 312 IAC 9-3-2(i).

(c) An individual may not take an antlerless deer on these properties from September 26, 2020, through January 3, 2021, except as authorized in subsection (b) and SECTION 2 of this document.

SECTION 4. (a) This SECTION is supplemental to 312 IAC 9-3-4 and governs the activities of an individual who is hunting deer on Greene-Sullivan State Forest.

(b) On the department property listed in this SECTION an individual may take not more than:
(1) two (2) antlerless deer with archery equipment authorized in 312 IAC 9-3-3(b) during the archery season in accordance with 312 IAC 9-3-4(c) with a license type authorized in 312 IAC 9-3-2(f);
(2) one (1) antlerless deer with a muzzleloading gun authorized in 312 IAC 9-3-3(e) during the muzzleloader season in accordance with 312 IAC 9-3-4(f) with a license type authorized in 312 IAC 9-3-2(i); and
(3) three (3) antlerless deer from October 1, 2020, through January 3, 2021, with a license type authorized in SECTION 1 [of this document] with:
(A) archery equipment authorized in 312 IAC 9-3-3(b) during the archery season in accordance with 312 IAC 9-3-4(c); or

(B) muzzleloading gun authorized in 312 IAC 9-3-3(e) during the firearms season in accordance with 312 IAC 9-3-4(e) and muzzleloader season in accordance with 312 IAC 9-3-4(f).

(c) An individual may not take an antlerless deer on the property listed in subsection (a) from September 26, 2020, through January 3, 2021, except as authorized in subsection (b) and SECTION 2 of this document.

SECTION 5. (a) This SECTION is supplemental to 312 IAC 9-3-4(h).

(b) The special antlerless deer season is from December 26, 2020, through January 3, 2021.

(c) During the special antlerless deer season an individual may take antlerless deer in any county with an antlerless quota other than an "A".

SECTION 6. SECTIONS 1 through 5 of this document take effect September 1, 2020.

SECTION 7. SECTIONS 1 through 5 of this document expire on February 1, 2021.

LSA Document #20-370(E)
Filed with Publisher: July 9, 2020, 9:55 a.m.

Posted: 07/15/2020 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20200715-IR-312200370ERA
Composed: Sep 21,2021 7:21:08PM EDT
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