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Minnesota DNR policy bill addresses state’s elk herd, WIA use, ground blinds

Regarding elk management in northwestern Minnesota, the DNR wants to have the ability to grow the herd instead of staying at certain population goals set in 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR)
The Minnesota DNR’s policy-related bill was discussed by members of the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee on March 22. The bill (HF 2564, authored by Rep. Rick Hansen, DFL-South St. Paul) calls for changes to the Walk-In Access program, in the reporting of dead fish, the number of fishing lines allowed for certain river stretches, and elk management.
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