DNR asks for input on three hunt regulation change proposals

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will seek citizen input on three hunting and trapping issues at a series of public meetings.

The DNR is seeking input on the following proposals:

• Requiring non-toxic shot for rail and snipe hunting;

• Adding a third waterfowl zone in southern Minnesota; and

• Allowing snaring to begin earlier on private property in the farmland zone.

Meetings will be from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the following dates:

• Tuesday, Feb. 28, Highland Middle School, 801 Central Ave. N., Crookston;

• Thursday, March 8, Nicollet Conservation Club, 46045 471st Lane, Nicollet;

• Thursday, March 8, Mille Lacs Energy, 36559 U.S. Highway 169, Aitkin; and

• Thursday, March 15, DNR Headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul.

If the Minnesota Legislature approves and the governor signs a bill authorizing a wolf hunting and trapping season, a separate public input process will be conducted.

Those who cannot attend a meeting are urged to complete a questionnaire online at www.mndnr.gov/hunting, which was available beginning Feb. 23.

Comments are also welcome via e-mail at [email protected] Written comments may be addressed to: Season comments, DNR Section of Wildlife, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4007.