In the box below you will find all the governing state statutes, mountain lion legal status, state laws, information about the state legislature, initiative and referendum processes, and the state wildlife agency, mountain lion management plans, mountain lion hunting laws, depredation laws, and other regulations as appropriate.
Generally, treatment of wildlife in the State of Indiana is governed by the Indiana Code - the state’s collection of all current laws passed by its legislature. Since our summary below may not be completely up to date, you should be sure to review the most current law for the State of Indiana.
You can check the statutes directly at a state-managed website
These statutes are searchable. Be sure to use the name "mountain lion" in order to accomplish your searches.
You may also use Findlaw for Legal Professionals at this website
Indiana’s wildlife regulations can be found in Title 312: Natural Resources Commission of the Indiana Administrative Code – the state’s collection of all current agency regulations. The regulations are written by the Indiana Natural Resources Commission.
The Indiana General Assembly is the state’s bicameral legislature. The lower chamber – the House of Representatives – consists of 100 members who serve 2-year terms. The upper chamber – the Senate – is made up of 50 members who serve 4-year terms. The Republican Party has controlled the Indiana Senate since at least 1992. The State of Indiana maintains this webpage to help you contact your state legislators.
State law requires the legislature to convene on the third Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years in order to organize itself. The legislature then adjourns until no later than the second Monday in January of the following year. Regular sessions in odd-numbered years must adjourn before April 29. In odd-numbered years, the legislature must convene on the third Tuesday after the first Monday in November and then adjourn until no later than the second Monday in January of the following year. Regular sessions in even-numbered years must adjourn no later than March 14. The Indiana Constitution allows the governor to call special sessions of the legislature. State law limits special sessions to 30 session days over a period of 40 days from the day on which the session was called.