The DNR has also decided that a full version of the hunting/trapping regulations will be available at retailers sometime around late July. A condensed version has been available at retailers for a few years and a full version is on the web. You will now have full versions of regulations in print and online.
I think this is happening because of the multiple changes going into effect this fall for deer hunting. The DNR will be trying to get the new rules out as soon as possible so everyone has a chance to learn them.
You can find the new rules at the Indiana DNR website if you would like to start familiarizing yourself with them. I recommend checking the website out often as it contains a lot of information. The DNR also has a free app for smart phones and tablets and I have it on my iPad.
I hope everyone is enjoying the outdoors this summer and staying safe and as cool as possible. Stay safe and enjoy the outdoors!
• John Newcom is an outdoors columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. He may be reached through the sports department at 574-732-5180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.