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Hunters, anglers, trappers and anyone else who enjoys time in the woods will need to be aware of a new law that took effect July 1 and watch for the purple paint.

 

Per Indiana Code (IC 35-43-2-2), landowners may mark no-trespassing areas of their property with purple paint instead of no-trespassing signs.

The purple-paint perimeter serves the same legal purpose as a “No Trespassing” sign. Painting can be done around the perimeter of the area where entry is denied on either trees or posts.

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The purple marks must be readily visible to any person approaching the property.

For more information, see IC 35-43-2-2 at iga.IN.gov