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Commentary: Time to eliminate southern Minnesota’s deer-hunting ‘shotgun zone’

The author, Minnesota Sen. Steve Drazkowski, writes that it is long past time to eliminate the shotgun zone for deer hunting in southern Minnesota. (Contributed photo)

Did you know that in southern Minnesota, you cannot hunt deer with a rifle?
I can assure you that hunters in our area are well aware of this antiquated rule. As bizarre as it sounds, firearms hunters here must use shotguns with slugs, muzzleloaders, or legal handguns. Even though rifles are more accurate and safer, they are not allowed.
It is long past time to eliminate this outdated rule.

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