New penalties in effect for deer baiting October 16, 2012 Minnesota

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New penalties in effect for deer baiting October 16, 2012 Minnesota, Morris Sun Tribune
The Minnesota Legislature recognized the negative impact of baiting deer and recently passed legislation to increase the penalties for those convicted of baiting deer... “In order to show the seriousness of the offense hunters will be subject to license revocation when convicted of baiting deer.” said Lt. Col. Rodmen Smith, Minnesota DNR Enforcement Division assistant director .. Deer baiting is placing food near deer stands or clearings with the intent of luring a deer into close shooting range. It has been illegal to bait deer in Minnesota since 1991... 


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