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DNR Cites 144 With Deer Baiting

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LITTLE FALLS¬† (AP) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says deer baiting was pervasive during this year’s hunting season.

The DNR’s Division of Enforcement cited 144 people with baiting, the highest number of citations issued for the practice since the agency started tracking them in 1991.

Conservation officers also issued 24 warnings and seized 134 guns or bows in baiting-related investigations during the 2011 bow, firearms and muzzleloader seasons.

Those who illegally bait place food near hunting stands or in clearings with the hope of luring deer into close range. The fine for baiting is $300, plus about $80 for court costs. If a deer is taken, restitution of $500 can be included in the fine. Guns may also be seized.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved)

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