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Deer were either on the move or hunkered down last weekend. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Deer baiting, poaching mar 2009 opener

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Widespread tales of illegal deer baiting throughout Minnesota and especially in the northwestern counties have not been present locally, although Hubbard County has seen some illegal baiting.


DNR conservation officers in the northwest areas of the state reported numerous confiscations of weapons for deer baiting. Locally, a new hunting regulation has closed one loophole hunters were using to lure deer to hunting areas - bird feeders.

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