October 30, 2017

Indianapolis Cemetery Posts Signs To Deter Deer Hunters

A buck in Crown Hill Cemetery. - Courtesy Steve Bowman

A buck in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Courtesy Steve Bowman

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis cemetery that's the burial place for a United States president and three vice presidents is trying to keep hunters off its grounds.

At least one hunter killed a deer last year on the 555-acre (225-hectare) Crown Hill Cemetery and Funeral Home, which dates to the 1860s. Coyotes, raccoons, foxes, birds and about 40 white-tailed deer can be found on the cemetery's grounds.

Cemetery officials who recently placed "no hunting" signs throughout the area say the signs have so far deterred hunters from going onto the grounds this year.

Indiana law prohibits shooting a gun within city limits unless it's in self-defense or at a shooting range.

Cemetery officials say they're looking into changing some of their fencing to reinforce the fact that hunters aren't allowed.

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