Hupfer Resigns As Head of IDNR

November 22, 2006 Indianapolis, Indiana –
Indianapolis Star 

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Department of Natural Resources Director Kyle Hupfer has submitted his resignation to Gov. Mitch Daniels and will be replaced by Robert Carter Jr., the department’s director of law enforcement. Hupfer is returning to private industry, having accepted a position as general counsel for ProLiance Energy in Indianapolis. His last day will be Dec. 1. He joined state government in February 2005. 

“Kyle interrupted his career to serve in state government, and we’re grateful for the two years he’s given," Daniels said. 

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DNR Director Kyle Hupfer (second from right) joined DNR Conservation Officer Sgt. John Cannarella (left), Law Enforcement Director Rob Carter, and Conservation Officer Dan Sprinkle on a spring turkey hunt in Franklin County. 

As many of you know Director Kyle Hupfer has been a Godsend to Hoosier Sportsmen and supporters of the Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance. As a true hunter and sportsmen himself, Hupfer demonstrated common sense and a "get it done" attitude in his role as IDNR Director. He has paved the way for new and improved relationships at all levels of the IDNR. It is now up to us to continue cultivating and nurturing these associations Director Hupfer has initiated. We will keep you posted as to future administrative changes within the IDNR. 

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Top photo caption: DNR Director Kyle Hupfer, flanked by Indiana TNC Director Mary McConnell and Gov. Mitch Daniels, reacts to overwhelming crowd response to the question “How many Environmental License Plate owners are here?” during ceremonies at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area on Nov. 8, 2005.