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OUTDOORS NOTES Waterfowlers have their say

From staff reports

About 650 people commented a week ago at 18 Department of Natural Resources meetings held across the state to find out what duck hunters think about the state of waterfowl hunting and to hear what the DNR wants to do about it.

Meetings were organized because of general dissatisfaction with hunting that has been increasing over the past decade.

John Guenther, chief of the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife, was pleased with results and said any recovery plan will need more support from hunters and partnerships with them.

E-mail comments can be sent to waterfowl@dnr.state.mn.us. Copies of a 25-minute video presentation given at the meetings are available to conservation clubs on request.

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DNR ADVICE TO LANDOWNERS: The DNR has a new way landowners can figure out DNR rules and regulations. It's on the Web and is meant to make it easier to determine what can or can't be done, programs to improve woods or water and how to improve land for wildlife. To see the site, go to http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/landownerinfo/index.html.

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