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    2020 Season stats

    Compared to 2019: - Hunted 33 days - 33 different public land units, 9 counties - Didn't track total flushes or hours hunted - Harvested 27 roosters - all public land
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    2020 Season stats

    - Hunted 49 days - 57 total different public land units in 15 counties, primarily in South Central and South West MN - Total hours hunted was ~100. Most hunts were just an hour after work. - Total birds flushed 428 - Total birds harvested was 43 - all MN public land I don't count misses :)
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    Interesting info on MN DNR and state of land use

    You're right. Farmers do often get away with draining stuff not visible from the road, although regular aerial imagery makes this a lot more difficult. I guess my point was more - you don't need "marketing" to stop that activity, nor do you really need new laws - you need better enforcement.
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    Interesting info on MN DNR and state of land use

    The political will is simply not there to enforce anything with roadsides, even where the state does have jurisdiction (State highways). Buffer law enforcement proved that. The vast majority of the roads in rural MN are NOT under state jurisdiction or ownership so it's even less likely there...
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    Why are some wma areas no hunting?

    Bob I believe Carl and Verna Schmidt donated both of those pieces of land (Bur Oak and Verna Schmidt WMA).
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    Why are some wma areas no hunting?

    The State has occasionally accepted donations of land to be managed for wildlife as WMAs under the condition from the donors that they be closed to hunting. Bur Oak WMA in Le Sueur County is one that is closed to hunting but open to trapping. Other WMAs, like Talcot Lake, Walnut Lake, and Lac...
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    Landlocked WMAs

    Long-time listener, first-time caller. Or whatever people say. I've noticed that there are a few WMAs in SW Minnesota that are completely landlocked (ie not even a skinny access lane). Most of these have judicial ditches that connect to the property from a public road. Can you walk down the...
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