Buoy Removal and No Hunting in Voyageurs National Park Reminder
Contact: Jim Hummel, (218) 283-6650
Beginning October 1, 2010 park staff will begin the effort to remove all hazard markers and regulatory buoys within the park, as weather conditions allow. In addition, Voyageurs National Park reminds hunters that hunting and trapping of any type or manner is prohibited on National Park lands and all waters within the boundary of the park. Taking any animal within the boundaries of the park is prohibited. This prohibition includes taking any animal that has entered the park boundary after being shot outside the park. Park rangers enforce the hunting and trapping prohibition under Federal regulations, which carry a maximum penalty up to $10,000 and/or 6 months in jail for misdemeanor violations and $20,000 and/or 5 years in jail with forfeiture of hunting equipment for felony violations.
Although most park boundaries are not posted, it is the responsibility of the hunter to know his/her location. Maps depicting the park boundary and area information are available on visitor center bulletin boards, at park headquarters (218-283-6600), or through the Rainy Lake District Ranger at 218-286-5258 and the Namakan District Ranger at 218-875-2116.
If you have any questions, please contact a park ranger in advance of your planned hunting activities near Voyageurs National Park.
Did You Know?
Your choice in fishing tackle can have an effect on park wildlife. It takes only one lead sinker to kill a loon. Non-lead alternatives are available in local stores and at Voyageurs National Park visitor centers.