Deer Check-In Rules in Dearborn and Franklin Counties

white_tailed_deer_0924DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — Opening day of firearm season is tomorrow, and hunters who harvest a deer in Dearborn County north of State Road 48 between now and November 27 must take their deer to a DNR check station to be sampled for bovine tuberculosis.

The DNR has established a bovine tuberculosis surveillance zone in Dearborn County north of State Road 48 because the disease has been detected in a wild deer in neighboring Franklin County.

The following check stations will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, through November 27:

  • 3-D Mart at BP Gas Station, 27968 State Road 1, West Harrison
  • Gravel lot behind FCN Bank, 226 N. Meridian St., Sunman, Ripley County
  • Orscheln Farm & Home, 181 South Tanners Creek Drive, Lawrenceburg

Having deer sampled for Bovine TB is voluntary throughout the season for deer harvested in Franklin County and Fayette County south of State Road 44; however, the DNR strongly encourages it.