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Old May 29th 2014, 07:32 PM   #1
 
  Jul 2009


Below is the press release from the AG here in Indiana today regarding our lawsuit.* This has been going on since 2006 and we have spent a lot of time and money fighting it. * Last year in September we won our case in circuit court where the judge stated the DNR overstepped their jurisdiction and that they have NO jurisdiction over our privately owned animals. This case will undoubtedly determine the future of deer farming/hunting preserves in Indiana.* Recently NADEFA and IDEFA have come on board to help us preserve owners as we enter the Appellate court and then probably the Supreme Court and we are very appreciative.* We have requested help from other organizations but no luck so far.* If you have any suggestions or ability to help our cause and the game farm industry we would appreciate it.* I will keep you posted as things progress.*


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;" class=" ''AG: State files legal brief seeking clarity in high-fenced deer hunting lawsuit

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class=" 10pt; ''INDIANAPOLIS – Seeking clarity from the courts, the Indiana Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday filed a legal brief in an appeal of a lawsuit over who may regulate deer in high-fenced hunting enclosures.
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class=" 10pt; ''As state government’s lawyer, the Attorney General’s Office represents the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in the appeal DNR et al. v. Whitetail Bluff LLC et al., filed in the Indiana Court of Appeals.* The brief asks the appeals court reviewing a Harrison County trial court’s decision to find that the regulatory authority of the DNR applies both to publicly owned and privately owned wild animals, and find that the DNR can regulate a high-fenced hunting operation.
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class=" 10pt; ''“Without a clear statute and with conflicting court rulings, additional clarity is needed from the appellate courts,” Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said.
class=" 10pt; ''The State’s brief asks the Indiana Court of Appeals to reverse the Harrison County Circuit Court’s summary judgment ruling of September 27, 2013, and underscore that the DNR has legal authority to regulate the hunting of deer in privately owned high-fenced facilities.* Two separate trial court rulings – one in Owen County and the other in Harrison County – contradict each other and the State seeks a consistent appellate opinion applicable statewide.
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class=" 10pt; ''The plaintiffs Whitetail Bluff LLC will have the opportunity to respond, and the Court of Appeals will determine whether to hear oral argument in the case and will rule at some later date.
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10pt; ''NOTE:* The State’s appellant brief in DNR et al. v. Whitetail Bluff LLC et al., filed Wednesday in the Indiana Court of Appeals, is
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Old Jun 2nd 2014, 12:58 PM   #2
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Thanks for the update. This info definety should be eye opening to some.
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