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Minnesota DNR statement regarding action on petition to ban lead ammunition and tackle


November 9, 2019

On Sept. 3, 2019, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources received a petition from a number of environmental and conservation groups requesting that the DNR initiate rulemaking to:

1. Ban the possession and use of lead or other toxic fishing tackle on Minnesota waters located within the common loon range;

2. Prohibit the taking of wild animals within Minnesota while possessing or using bullets containing lead or other toxic materials; and 

3. Prohibit the taking of wild animals within Minnesota with shotshells other than those loaded with steel shot, copper-plated shot, nickel-pla...

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