Minnesota Changes Deer-Shining Rules

From the Northland News:

_Deer shining has long been practiced by hunters across Minnesota. . . .
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_It's always been illegal to shine with a loaded firearm.
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_But, because of an increase in wildlife poachers who are abusing their right to shine, the D- N-R has changed [the rules governing the practice].
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_It is now illegal to shine while in possession of anything that could be used to take out wild animals.
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_As for recreational shiners without firearms, the old law allowed shining on residential or posted property until 10:00pm between September first and the end of the year.
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Now, the new law says you can shine only two hours after sunset all year long.

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