By air, by night: DNR has officers airborne and on the ground to catch hunting violators
December 2, 2022
Minnesota conservation officers targeted a type of illegal deer hunting in mid-November in the far north near Blackduck that is common, yet an uncommonly dangerous element of their work.
There were multiple violations, from shooting a deer from a motor vehicle and from a roadway to transporting loaded firearms, and all centered around one act: shining deer.
Scofflaws often use high-powered lights to locate deer, which freeze when spotlighted, making themselves easy targets.