DNR sets March 12 public input meeting in TRF

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a public meeting for 7 to 9 p.m. March 12 at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls to take input on a number of hunting-related proposals.

Items up for discussion include:

Creating limited opportunities for open-water duck hunting.

Allowing Canada goose hunting in August to reduce depredation problems for farmers in west central Minnesota.

Opening the second portion of the state’s 124-day crow season later in the year.

Opening prairie chicken season earlier in October than the current season.

Allowing youth age 17 and younger to hunt during all spring turkey seasons with a limit of one. Youth would not be required to select a permit area.

Besides the Thief River Falls meeting, input sessions also are scheduled for March 11 in Hibbing and March 13 in Alexandria. The DNR is encouraging people who cannot attend one of the meetings to complete a questionnaire online at mndnr.gov/wildlife/input.

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