INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is
studying a southern Indiana judge's ruling throwing out the state's ban on
enclosed deer hunting farms.
DNR spokesman Phil Bloom says the agency finds the ruling by Harrison
Circuit Judge John Evans disappointing. He says an Owen County judge sided
with the agency last November in a separate lawsuit.
WIBC-FM and The Indianapolis Star report Evans ruled former DNR Director
Kyle Hupfer didn't have the authority to ban deer farms in a 2005
Evans issued a permanent injunction prohibiting enforcement of the DNR
order. A preliminary injunction had barred it while the case was pending.
Plaintiff Rodney Bruce of the Whitetail Bluff deer farm in Corydon says
the ruling will allow him to compete with similar operations in other