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Small game hunting is in decline

KAAL-TV
Created: October 09, 2019 02:09 PM

(ABC 6 News) - According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there is a downward trend in people are participating in small game hunting. 

The study also showed the fewest number of hunters hunting species like grouse, waterfowl, and squirrels. The DNR says those numbers have been declining for the past 20 years.

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A decline in small game license sales translates to an average of nearly $1 million less in sales compared to the 1990s. Money that, the DNR says, doesn't include the impact on local economies. 

However, despite the decline in hunter numbers, wildlife conservation remains crucial in Minnesota.


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