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Minnesota: Your Input Needed! Department of Natural Resources Opens Comments on Proposed Bans on Traditional Ammunition

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Minnesota: Your Input Needed! Department of Natural Resources Opens Comments on Proposed Bans on Traditional Ammunition

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 jason.abraham@dnr.state.mn.us or submitted to the below address:

DNR Wildlife
Box 20
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4020

To stay up to date on issues regarding lead ammunition and hunting, visit NRA-ILA and subscribe to HuntForTruth.org.

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