The meetings announced below are critical to all Indiana sportsmen. Along with the Fox and Coyote Field Trial areas, IDNR is already mumbling that they want to restrict the Beagle Field Trial Areas also. Its extremely important that everyone write and plan to attend one of the meetings. Tell the NRC that you support the existence of Coyote enclosures and that since there has never been a complaint there should be no Moratorium or size minimum.
Indiana Beagler's Alliance
Hearings set for coyote, fox training grounds
The Natural Resources Commission will conduct two public hearings on proposed changes regarding field trial permits and the chasing of fox and coyotes with dogs in an enclosure.
The proposed rule language and frequently asked questions and answers can be found at: www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2362.htm.
Individuals can provide comments at one of the public hearings scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, May 10 at McCormick’s Creek State Park, Canyon Inn, Sycamore Room, Spencer (Owen County), 6 p.m. (EDT)
Wednesday, May 11 at Webster Recreation Center, Plymouth Park & Recreation Department, 110 Webster Ave., Plymouth (Marshall County), 6 p.m. (EDT)
Written comments regarding these proposed changes can be submitted to the NRC at http://www.IN.gov/nrc/2377.htm by clicking on "Comment on Proposed Rule" next to the “coyote/fox dog training grounds rule amendments.” The deadline for submitting comments is Wednesday, May 18.
Comments can also be mailed to:
Natural Resources Commission
Indiana Government Center North
100 North Senate Ave., Room N501
Indianapolis, IN 46204
This is a good place to inform fellow hunters about bills and other legislation that may jeopardize our rights to hunt and free cast our hounds.
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