Input meeting to discuss open-water hunting
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) soon will seek citizen input on creating limited opportunities for open-water hunting for waterfowl as well as a number of other topics at an annual public input meeting.
Aside from open-water duck hunting, the DNR is seeking input on the following proposals:
Allowing Canada goose hunting in August to alleviate depredation of agricultural fields in west central Minnesota.
Opening the second portion of the state's 124-day crow season later in the year.
Opening prairie chicken hunting season earlier in October than the current season.
Allowing youth age 17 or younger to hunt during all spring turkey seasons with a limit of one.
Youth would not be required to select a permit area.
A meeting will be conducted on Wednesday, March 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Alexandria Technical and Community College, Alexandria.
A separate public input process to address deer antler point restrictions in southeastern Minnesota is available online at www.mndnr.gov/wildlife/input/sedeer.
People who cannot attend a meeting are urged to complete a questionnaire online at www.mndnr.gov/wildlife/input.
Comments are also welcome via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments may be addressed to Season Comments, DNR Section of Wildlife, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4007.