INDIANAPOLIS (AP) —
An Indiana lawmaker says a mistake in recently passed legislation now
prohibits hunters from using any kind of rifle to hunt deer on public
Sean Eberhart of Shelbyville authored House Bill 1415. He says the bill was
meant to clarify rules regarding the use of high velocity ammunition on
private property. But an error in the bill means hunters will only be able
to use rifles to hunt deer on private grounds.
Allen Edwards owns
Gun World, a sporting goods store in Corydon. He says hunters who don't have
access to private land will have to buy new equipment to ensure they're not
breaking the law.
Eberhart says he
hopes to come up with a short-term solution and then fix the law when the
Legislature reconvenes in January.
Deer hunting season
for firearms begins Nov. 18.