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Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Outdoor Insights: Here’s why it will soon be legal to sell wild game body fat in Minnesota

An amendment to Minnesota statute 97A.512 passed the 2024 legislative session that will add wild game body fat to the list of inedible game parts, like skulls and antlers, that citizens may sell. (Stock photo)

Among the laws that passed during the recent Minnesota legislative session, one struck me as deserving more scrutiny. It’s a simple, two-word addition to state statute 97A.512 that addresses the sale of inedible portions of game animals. The two words? “Adipose tissue,” or what we commonly refer to as body fat.
For background, there’s a reason the venison burger you receive from your meat processor has been stamped “Not For Sale.”

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