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Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:00 am


Shooting ranges changing hours

Journal Gazette

Through February, all shooting ranges operated by the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife will operate under adjusted hours.

During this period, the range at J.E. Roush Lake will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regular shooting range hours will resume March 1.

Archery ranges remain open daily from sunrise to sunset.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife strives to provide clean, safe shooting ranges, with most of them being free to the public. These ranges are staffed by trained range safety officers during all operating hours.

For more information on shooting range hours, visit

DNR seeks input on rule changes

The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife is seeking public comment on proposed wildlife rule changes.

Those changes include updates to rules regarding legal equipment for turkey hunting, muzzleloaders for deer hunting, and beaver trapping season starting and ending times. For a complete list of proposed amendments with additional information about each proposal, see

There are three ways to comment on the proposed changes. A virtual public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 using WebEx.

Individuals may join the public hearing in two ways:

1. To join by phone using only audio, dial 415-655-0001. When prompted, enter access code 180 633 9948##.

2. To join using video, go to ly/39sp38C. Enter the meeting number 180 633 9948 and password KxfcMPqS932. Note: Those who have never used WebEx before should log on at least 10 minutes early to allow the application to download before joining the meeting.

For technical assistance, please contact Billie Franklin at 317-232-0156 or

Public comments can also be submitted online at Locate the “comment on this rule” link in the Rules Docket for the FW Deer and Turkey Hunting Equipment Amendments. Comments submitted in writing are as important as comments given at the public hearing. The deadline for public comments is 11:59 p.m. Feb. 12.

Comments can also be mailed to:

Natural Resources Commission

Indiana Government Center North

100 North Senate Ave., Room N103

Indianapolis, IN 46204

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