DNR Gets Clarification on New Rifle Law For Deer Hunting

House Enrolled Act 1231 that was passed earlier this year by the Indiana General Assembly allows some additional rifle cartridges to be used only on private land during the firearms season. The new legal cartridges include, but are not limited to, the .243 Winchester, .30-30 Winchester, .300 AAC Blackout, and .30-06 Springfield. Additional requirements are the rifle must have a barrel length of at least 16 inches, rifle cartridges must have a case length of 1.16 inches, rifle cartridges must fire a bullet with a diameter that is 6mm or 7.62mm, no cartridges with a bullet diameter between .243 and .308 are legal, a hunter may not possess more than 10 such cartridges while in the field. Rifles with pistil cartridges that have been allowed in previous years may still be used to hunt deer on both private and public land. HEA 1231 is scheduled to expire in the 2020 deer season, at which time DNR will submit an impact report to the Governor and the General Assmebly. For a full list of additional cartridges that are legal under HEA 1231 click on the link provided to you on this article below.

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