Saturday, January 28th, 2023
Saturday, January 28th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Temporary hunting rules to become permanent

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting
comments through Feb. 25 on a number of hunting regulations,
including many temporary rules that would added to state game and
fish laws this year.

The proposals cover a variety of areas pertaining to deer
registration; deer licenses, deer zone descriptions, deer hunter
selection, bear hunter selection and prairie chicken area

“The majority of these rule changes are technical and have been
in effect as temporary rules for the past several hunting seasons,”
said Jason Abraham, DNR season setting specialist. “We are
completing a process to make these rules permanent.”

A copy of the proposed rules will be published in the State
Register and available online at

Jan. 20. A copy of the proposed rules is also available on the
DNR Web site at

Many of the rule changes were a result of simplifying deer
hunting regulations. Those scheduled to be made permanent are:

– deer licenses for military personnel

– seasons and zones for taking deer by firearms

– zone descriptions for deer

– special hunt procedures

– either-sex permits and preference drawings

– Taking deer by firearms or archery with early antlerless

– youth deer hunts

– youth special deer seasons

– bear permit procedures

– allow bear hunters second choice on application

– registration blocks

– prairie chicken permit area descriptions

Comments may be submitted to: Jason Abraham, Box 20, Minnesota
Department of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN
55155-4020 or by e-mailing

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