The Indiana General Assembly is considering legislation that would allow businesses to continue to provide high-paying customers the ability to shoot white-tailed deer within fenced enclosures.
Make no mistake about it. These are not “hunting" facilities, and they pose a serious threat to the health of Indiana’s wild deer population.
That is why the legislation and the facilities are opposed by genuine deer-hunting associations and conservation organizations alike.
Typically, a customer selects an animal from a website with unique antlers they want on their wall. The animal is then shipped from whatever state it is in and released within a fenced enclosure to be shot by the customer at his convenience.
These facilities are often so poorly regulated that their in-bred and domesticated deer often escape to pollute the genetics of wild deer populations.
Please tell your state representatives to oppose this legislation and shut these facilities down.
- Jim Sweeney, Schererville