By Louie Stout

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission (NRC) accepted preliminary adoption of amendments to some deer and wild turkeys hunting regulations and beaver trapping.

The preliminarily adopted amendments include allowing hunters the option of using a 28-, 16-, or 10-gauge shotgun and .410 shotguns to hunt wild turkeys. It also includes having the option of using other equipment that is already legal in the spring and fall turkey season, as well as adding the No. 9 tungsten super shot. Additionally, it removes the restriction requiring the powder used in muzzleloaders for deer hunting to be loaded only from the muzzle end of the muzzleloader.

The NRC also preliminarily accepted removing time restrictions for when beavers may be taken during the trapping season.