Reminders to Hunters and Trappers on Superior National Forest Lands

By KBJR News 1

Reminders to Hunters and Trappers on Superior National Forest Lands

October 18, 2012 Updated Oct 18, 2012 at 1:33 PM CDT

(Northland's NewsCenter) -- Hunting and trapping is allowed on Superior National Forest lands, with exceptions of some lands.

Hunting and trapping is also allowed in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, except within the limits of developed recreation sites including, campgrounds and boating sites or in situations that would endanger other Forest visitors.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources regulates the hunting and trapping in the state. The DNR hunting and trapping regulations apply on the Superior National Forest; a few additional points for hunters to be aware when on the lands:

- Discharging firearms withing 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area is not allowed.
- Hunters can use temporary blinds or portable hunting stands that do not damage live trees. Stands that are chained, belted or tied with a rope that do not cause permanent damage.
- Hunters or trappers may not claim an area on the national forest for exclusive use.
- Cross country travel on the lands with ATV's or other off-highway motor vehicles is not allowed.
- Designated routes may have changed; an annual Motor Vehicle Use map will show which roads and trails are open.

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