Two Boys, 17, Cited For Bow-Hunting Deer In Minn. City Park
November 15, 2011
By Brady Gervais, Pioneer Press
St. Paul police cited two 17-year-old boys for bow hunting deer near
a natural and scientific park bordered by the Mississippi river and
Pig's Eye Lake.
Nov. 14--St. Paul police cited two 17-year-old boys for bow hunting
deer near a natural and scientific park bordered by the Mississippi
river and Pig's Eye Lake.
A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources employee searched the
park area Saturday after getting reports that people were hunting there,
said Lt. Jason Peterson. Although it's archery season, which runs
through Dec. 31 in Minnesota, St. Paul prohibits hunting regulated game
within city limits.
When Peterson went to the park, he saw blood on a boat and two bow
cases, he said. Armed with that information, he looked for suspected
He found two 17-year-old boys wearing camouflage who were bow-hunting
St. Paul police cited and released them for hunting within the city
limits near 2400 Childs Road, according to a police report.
They, along with a third male juvenile, also received warnings from
Peterson for failing to wear blaze orange during firearm season and not
having hunting licenses in possession, he said.
All three have valid licenses, he said.
One also received a warning for failing to register a deer he had
previously caught, Peterson said. He has since registered.
"I think violation is common," Peterson said. "Catching them is
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