MN: Number of Deer Hunters Down, but Number of Violations Up
November 10, 2013
While many hunters from the local area
participated in yesterday's 2013 firearm deer opener, the Minnesota
DNR says that overall the numbers were down from a year ago.
Chris Howe, a conservation officer, says that even with the lower
number of hunters, the number of state infractions was up compared
to other years.
The most common violation he says, was from
Howe says, "We've had several instances of
this just in the last couple days in the Mankato area. So there are
multiple folks out there who have lost their firearms in the last
two days. So it's something that needs to be taken seriously. It's
laid out quite clearly in the hunting regulations and you need to
make sure you read them and comply with them."
The fine for
deer–baiting includes the loss of your firearm and hunting
privileges, along with up to a $1,000 fine.
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