SENATE BILL No. 340
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 14-22-6-1.5.
Synopsis: Ethical hunting. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2013, rules
adopted by the natural resources commission concerning hunting must
reflect the principles of ethical hunting and fair chase of the wildlife.
Provides exceptions to the requirement.
Effective: July 1, 2013.
January 8, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural
First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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SENATE BILL No. 340
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
natural and cultural resources.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 14-22-6-1.5; (13)IN0340.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 14-22-6-1.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2013]: Sec. 1.5. (a) This section does not apply to wildlife killed
under any of the following conditions:
(1) A wild animal killed under an order issued by the director
under section 13 of this chapter.
(2) A wild animal killed under a permit issued by the director
under IC 14-22-28.
(A) that is legally killed; and
(B) that is:
(ii) a nonnative invasive species;
(iii) causing a danger to a human; or
(iv) causing damage to property, a domestic animal, or
native wild animals.
(b) Beginning July 1, 2013, a rule adopted by the commission
concerning the hunting of a species of wildlife for which a hunting
license issued by the department is required must reflect the
principles of ethical hunting and fair chase of the wildlife, as
determined by the commission. However, the principles reflected
in a rule to which this section applies must include the following:
(1) A hunter must shoot to kill, not wound, an animal. If an
animal is wounded, the hunter must kill the animal as quickly
(2) A hunter may not chase, herd, or shoot wildlife from a
moving motorized vehicle.
(3) Wildlife may not be hunted in an enclosed area that does
not provide the animal with sufficient cover and a means to
escape the hunt.
(4) Wildlife that is raised domestically must be sufficiently
acclimated to the wild before being hunted.