The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) opened comment today on multiple proposed rules, including a misguided ban on traditional forms of ammunition in some state wildlife management areas (WMAs). The rule package includes proposed bans on the use of lead shot by hunters who are hunting rails and snipe statewide and by hunters using shotguns to hunt wild turkey, pheasants and other small game species on WMAs in the farmland zone. The rule would not apply to hunters using single-projectile ammunition, such as rifles or shotguns with slugs. We encourage you to review and comment on all the proposed rules found here.
The DNR will accept written comments about the proposed rule changes for at least 60 days beginning Oct. 13. Comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted to the below address:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4020