IN: Violations and Accidents
November 17, 2009
Citations to hunters accompany start of deer season
It's open season on deer and their prolific numbers are resulting not
only in more hunting accidents, but more collisions with vehicles, hunting
Firearms season on deer began Saturday. In just two days the Indiana
Department of Natural Resources issued 44 citations and 50 written warnings
in Northwest Indiana, said DNR Public Information Officer Gene Davis.
Three hunters were arrested over the weekend for shooting a robotic deer
decoy from the road, he said.
Of the 24 hunting accidents in Indiana last year 15 were from tree stand
Porter County had one fatality last year from a hunter falling out of a
Last month, Crown Point resident Robert Batcheller fell 14 feet and was
severely injured with broken ribs, a bruised lung and back injuries while
attempting to put up a tree stand, Davis said.
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