According to Indiana Code and the Indiana Administrative Code, the daily bag limit is for a calendar day.
IC 14-8-2-18"Bag limit" Sec. 18. "Bag limit", for purposes of IC 14-22, means the quantity of individual wild animals that may be taken: (1) in one (1) day of the specified season for a specified wild animal; or (2) during the entire season; as stated in IC 14-22.
312 IAC 9-2-8 Possession restrictions Authority: IC 14-22-2-6 Affected: IC 14-22 Sec. 8. (a) An individual must not take more than the daily bag limit of a wild animal in a calendar day.
A person hunting migratory birds must register with HIP.
312 IAC 9-4-2 General requirements for migratory birds and waterfowl
(c) An individual must not hunt migratory birds and waterfowl, except for mute swans (Cygnus olor) and Eurasian collared doves (Streptopella decaocto), unless the individual: (1) is registered with; and (2) possesses an identification number issued through; the Harvest Information Program.
I have spoken with an officer from Michigan and he advised to retrieve your deer as you normally would. The Michigan officers, if contacted, would be able to determine if the deer was shot prior to crossing the state line. He advised there is no special steps you need to take.
All Deer Reduction Zones are governed by the same regulations. The bag limit for the deer reduction zones are as a whole not as individual zones. A person would be required to take no more than ten (10) deer in the reductions zones combined with only one (1) being an an antlered deer.
312 IAC 9-3-4 Season dates and bag limits (d) The deer reduction season is as follows: (1) From September 15 through January 31 of the following year in a deer reduction zone. (2) Under this subsection: (A) An individual must take not more than ten (10) deer of which only one (1) may be antlered. (B) At least one (1) antlerless deer must be taken in a deer reduction zone prior to taking an antlered deer. (3) A deer taken under this subsection does not count against a bag limit for deer set elsewhere in this rule. (4) Deer reduction zones subject to the deer reduction season shall be established on an annual basis by a temporary rule authorized by the director.
Each DNR Division establishes the guidelines for the trapping of the individual properties within the Division. You should contact the property you are wanting to trap for information concerning the particular property and species.
The mechanism must be designed in a manner, that when utilized correctly, the firearm is "made inoperative by a manufactured" device.
IC 14-16-1-23 Restrictions on operation; exceptions Sec. 23. (a) An individual shall not operate a vehicle under any of the following conditions: (9) While transporting on or in the vehicle a firearm, unless the firearm is: (A) unloaded; and (B) securely encased or equipped with and made inoperative by a manufactured keylocked trigger housing mechanism.
(b) Subsection (a)(9) does not apply to a person who is carrying a firearm: (1) if: (A) the firearm is a handgun; and (B) the person has been issued an unlimited handgun license to carry a handgun under IC 35-47-2;
(2) if: (A) the firearm is a handgun; and (B) the person is not required to possess a license to carry a handgun under IC 35-47-2-2; OR
(3) if the person carrying the firearm is operating the vehicle on property that the person: (A) owns; (B) has a contractual interest in; (C) otherwise legally possesses; or (D) has permission from a person described in clauses (A) through (C) to possess a firearm on.
While I would recommend it, it is not required by Indiana Statute or Administrative Code to have hunter orange displayed by a fisherman as it is for a hunter. If the blind, shed, or building is placed on waters of the state, it must be marked as required under the fishing regulations.
The following is under the assumption that the deer has been checked in and the confirmation number has been recorded on the temporary transportation tag. (the original questions was in reference to a confirmation number displayed on the phone being enough and according to the IAC it is required to be written on the temporary transportation tag.)
Our officers have discretion in this area. They will focus on the intentions of the individual based on the circumstances and the officer's observations. Quartering the deer to assist in the removal from the field, whether to your house or your vehicle, would not be "processing" the deer any more than field dressing a deer would be considered processing the deer. While the quartering and field dressing are both steps in processing the deer, I believe the intent of the Administrative Code was more referring to the deer being "processed" at a point where one tag could not easily identify the deer.
Scenario 1: I quarter the deer in the field. I am carrying a front quarter and a hind quarter to my truck. I attach the temporary transportation tag to the hind quarter I am leaving in the field along with the other front quarter. If I am approached by an officer, the one tag with the confirmation number can readily be used to identify all four quarters of the deer.
Scenario 2: I am in my garage "processing" the deer and an officer arrives (I just have that kind of luck). The officer observes meat, some steaks, roast, and hamburger, spread out over a table. One tag could not readily identify this meat as being from one deer. It will take some time on the officers part to investigate this situation whether a tag was attached or not. Once this "processing begins", it would be impractical to expect an individual to place a tag on every item of meat. Therefore, the IAC does not require a tag to be attached at the "processing" or any later stage.
I hope this explains the difference as to when the tag is required and when it is not.
Once the deer is checked in, it may be quartered in the field. The Indiana Administrative Code requires the use of a temporary transportation tag which you are required to record the confirmation number on. That portion of the code has not changed. According to the Indiana Administrative Code, just having the confirmation number on your phone does not meet the requirements of the regulation.
A person can trap coyotes all year long within the guidelines established in the Indiana Administrative Code below.
312 IAC 9-2-4 Restrictions on the placement of traps Authority: IC 14-22-2-6 Affected: IC 14-22 Sec. 4. (a) An individual must not set or place a stake, a chain, a drag, a trap, any other portion of a trap, or a net that is designed to take a wild animal except: (2) for coyotes, during any time of year by a person who possesses that land or has permission from the person who possesses that land;
You are allowed to take two additional deer under the bundle license. The possible options available to you based on the fact you only shot the one antlerless deer mentioned above, and remembering that you may not take more than one antlered deer, would be:
Option 1: A deer during muzzleloader and a deer during archery
two deer during archery
two bonus antlerless deer in a county other than Wells and you can not exceed the bonus antlerless quota of another county.
a deer during muzzleloader and a bonus antlerless in a county other than Wells
a deer in archery and a bonus antlerless in a county other than Wells
The Indiana Administrative Code allows for an individual to hunt deer in a Deer Reduction Zone will a firearm from the first Saturday after November 11 to January 31 of the following year as long as the use of the firearm is not a violation of other ordinances. For example, if the reduction zone covered a city or county prohibiting the discharge of a firearm, then the individual could not use a firearm and would be limited to a bow. I have posted the Administrative Code describing this below.
I apologize for any misunderstanding or confusion on my part as to the previous question you asked. The devil is in the details and I want to ensure that you are provided the most accurate information. Unfortunately, I must clearly understand what you are asking in order to meet that standard.
312 IAC 9-3-3 Equipment for deer hunting (f) During the deer reduction season established in section 4(d) of this rule, an individual may hunt deer with bows and arrows described in subsection (b) from September 15 through January 31 of the following year, or with firearms described in subsections (c) and (d) from the first Saturday after November 11 through January 31 of the following year.
You are correct. Most DNR properties do not allow the use of bonus antlerless licenses. However, you may want to check with the specific property you are utilizing. Fish and Wildlife properties do not allow bonus antlerless but you would need to check with the state forest and reservoir properties to determine if they allow them or not.