A raft of outdoor issues comes tumbling out of legislative session


Antler-point restrictions, license-fee spending and trapping are some of the outdoors activities that are going to be affected from the latest Minnesota legislative session.

As the Pioneer Press reports, the big issue had to do with deer hunting -- specifically antler-point restrictions, which will essentially stay in place in southeast Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources no longer will have to seek legislative permission to restrict which bucks can be shot in the southeastern part of the state, according to the paper.

The DNR also fared well, the PiPress says, with some $25 million in additional funding the next two years--the biggest influx in a decade.

Wolf trappers escaped the session without any new provisions, the PiPress reports, and spearing bans on several lakes were lifted.

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