I thought I had read that the silly rule requiring hunter orange on occupied commercial groundblinds has finally been done away with. Is this true? Has this ridiculous regulation finally been done away with?
While I will not debate whether an Administrative Rule is silly or ridiculous, I will inform you that when an Administrative Rule is going to be enacted, amended, or repealed, part of the process is to allow for public hearings and provide a forum to receive public comment. A lot of the times, although the opportunity exist, the process is not utilized by the public to voice their opinions as well as the basis to support their opinion.
The Indiana Administrative Code requiring the use of hunter orange on ground blinds is posted below. The regulation is required until repealed through the Administrative Rule Process.
312 IAC 9-2-15 General requirements for hunter orange on ground blinds
Authority: IC 14-10-2-4; IC 14-22-2-6
Affected: IC 14-22-38-7
Sec. 15. An occupied ground blind must have at least one hundred forty-four (144) square inches of hunter orange that is visible on each side of the blind from one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise to one-half (1/2) hour after sunset when the hunter is required to wear hunter orange in accordance with IC 14-22-38-7 or 312 IAC 9-3-2(t). (Natural Resources Commission; 312 IAC 9-2-15; filed Sep 13, 2013, 3:02 p.m.: 20131009-IR-312120670FRA; readopted filed May 20, 2014, 9:43 a.m.: 20140618-IR-312140017RFA)
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2019 12:18:29 GMT -5 by morrison
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