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Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670
Contact: Karl Spilde, 218-286-5258
International Falls, MN –Voyageurs National Park staff have started removal of hazard markers and regulatory buoys within the park. All buoys on Rainy Lake have been removed and work towards removal of Namakan Lake markers is underway.
In addition, Voyageurs National Park reminds all hunters that hunting and trapping of any type or manner is prohibited on national park lands and all waters within the boundary of Voyageurs National Park. Taking any animal within the boundaries of the park is prohibited and includes the taking of 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.
Park officials remind hunters to know where they are hunting. Maps depicting the park boundary and area information are available on visitor center bulletin boards and at park headquarters (218) 283-6600.
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