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To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana's wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and action.


Indiana Wildlife Federation adopts new policies to stop habitat destruction and bolsters its opposition to “Canned Hunting.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Members of the Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF) at their 2014 Annual Meeting approved two policy resolutions supporting “common sense conservation” of wildlife, and wildlife habitat in Indiana.  IWF opposes the construction of the proposed “Mounds Reservoir” near the headwaters of the White River in Anderson, and urges its full membership to also express their opposition.  Damming the White River as proposed would inundate approximately 10 miles of high quality, free flowing river and nearly 1000 acres of adjacent, forested lands.  Several valuable wetlands areas would be destroyed, including the entire Mounds Fen State Nature Preserve, which shelters this rare habitat type, and is currently protected by state law.  One-third of Mounds State Park, featuring a nationally recognized cultural site, would also be flooded.  Constructed around 160 BCE by indigenous peoples of eastern North America, the ceremonial mounds area was inhabited by the Hopewell culture centuries later.

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Conservation Groups File Brief in Canned Hunting Appeal

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Three of the leading statewide conservation organizations in Indiana, The Indiana Wildlife Federation, the Indiana Deer Hunters Association, and The Wildlife Society, Indiana Chapter, have filed an Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) brief supporting Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s appeal of the Harrison County Court decision that erroneously concluded canned hunting is legal and privately owned deer cannot be regulated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).    

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Annual Meeting

Please plan to attend the Indiana Wildlife Federation Annual Meeting and Conservation Awards Banquet

Saturday, June 21, 2014

At the new IWF office, 708 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 – FREE Parking

Please join fellow conservationists for the IWF Annual Meeting the morning of June 21st followed by our Conservation Awards Banquet in the afternoon.  There are several important issues impacting wildlife and habitat that need your input as we set priorities for the coming year*.  The afternoon banquet will honor the 2014 outstanding conservationists chosen by IWF members, and guest speaker Kevin Tungesvick of Spence Nursery will share native plant ideas for creating a beautiful landscape that both you and wildlife will enjoy.

* You must be a member in good standing to vote at the Annual Business Meeting.

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Buck Fever

Buck Fever - The Trophy Deer Industry Threats

See the Buck Fever story by reporter Ryan Sabalow at the links below before the four part story begins  in the Indianapolis Star  Sunday, March 30.

The series examines the captive raised deer industry and exposes the problems.

The Indiana Wildlife Federation and other leading statewide conservation organizations are fighting to keep high fence/canned hunting from becoming legal in Indiana.  Please join in this fight by signing our petition to ban canned hunting in Indiana.  It’s unethical, threatens wildlife health, and costs tax payers money.

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A Threat all Hoosiers should know about

Captive whitetail deer - a threat all Hoosiers should know about.  

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