Deer hunting ground blinds OK on public land

The Department of Natural Resources says that ground blinds for deer hunting purposes now may be placed on public land.

Previously, deer hunters were not allowed to place ground blinds on public land before November 5. This change makes placement dates and opportunities for ground blinds consistent with those for raised platforms/scaffolds (often called tree stands), which also can be placed on public land as early as September 1.

The Natural Resources Commission adopted this regulation change at its August 2013 meeting – after the 2013 Hunting and Trapping Digest was printed, so the new ground blind placement date does not appear in the printed version of the digest.

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