Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Hoosiers Sent Mysterious Seeds From China In The Mail

Jul 30, 2020

People in Indiana and around the country are receiving seeds in the mail from China that they didn’t order. State and federal officials are urging residents not to plant the seeds or throw them away where they could grow in landfills. 

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.