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Minnesota DNR seeks input on hunting regulation changes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking citizen input on three hunting and trapping issues at a series of public meetings this winter.

The DNR is seeking comments on proposals that would: require non-toxic shot for rail and snipe hunting, add a third waterfowl zone in southern Minnesota, and allow snaring to begin earlier on private property in the farmland zone.

The meetings will be held Feb. 23 in Winona, Feb. 28 in Crookston, March 8 in Nicollet and Aitkin, and March 15 at DNR Headquarters in St. Paul. The DNR will also take written comments.

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