Indiana Department of Natural Resources

A dead deer in Clark County has tested positive for a fatal virus. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources hopes the public will keep an eye out for sick deer while it confirms results in 17 other counties. 

Ryan Hagerty / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A new kind of Asian carp could be making its way into Indiana’s waters. State officials say two black carp fish were found in the Ohio River in Illinois about 10 miles from the border. 

Dubois Co. Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Buck

Mar 6, 2019
Indiana Department of Natural Resources

A Dubois County man has pleaded guilty after he was accused of illegally killing a 20-point buck that had "more than 200 inches of antler."

Last Thursday, retired biologist Leslie Bishop delivered a letter with 228 signatures to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office. Bishop and other scientists say the state is logging too much and damaging a sensitive ecosystem.

“Animals, plants, shrubs, mosses, lichens, fungi, microbes, you know, the whole soil system all the way up to the tops of trees, there’s this incredible diversity of organisms,” Bishop says.

Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Boonville) will leave his southern Indiana seat to become the new head of law enforcement at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the appointment Wednesday. Arnold replaces Danny East, who left DNR last month.

The Republican lawmaker previously served in the U.S. Army, the Indiana National Guard, and as a reserve sheriff’s deputy. He also worked for Toyota in Princeton and for the Orange County Economic Development Partnership.