Minnesota is proud of its tradition of being one of the top outdoors states in the nation. Our state is full of waterfowl, upland birds, large game, small game, and of course plenty of fish. As history tells us, modern day Minnesota was explored heavily due to the pursuit of our abundant natural resources.
What’s more, our State Constitution is one of the few in the country that recognizes hunting and fishing as important core values of the people of Minnesota. In fact, our Constitution says:
"Hunting and fishing and the taking of game and fish are a valued part of our heritage that shall be forever preserved for the people and shall be managed by law and regulation for the public good." -Minnesota Constitution, Article XIII, Section 12
Our firm has extensive experience in issues involving wildlife, DNR criminal charges, license revocations, vehicle and equipment confiscations, habitat issues, and sportsmen’s access to important hunting and fishing sites.
If you or someone you know are facing Criminal Charges related to hunting, fishing, or trapping, it is important to know that time is of the essence. The Impact of Arrests can result in serious consequences for any hunter, fisher, or trapper. Due to agreements with other states via the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, sportsmen may lose their privileges in many other states if convicted of a crime. On top of that, License Revocation may last for several years depending on the charges. Finally, there may be Seizures & Confiscations of the sportsman's equipment, including firearms, ammunition, and even vehicles.
Wildlife Business operators may be especially impacted due to DNR actions. Many Minnesotans rely on wildlife for an important source of income. And lastly, the DNR can affect landowners who own wetlands property. It is critical that these folks know their rights in regards to dealing with the government and Wetlands Laws.
This website touches on a few of the many issues that a sportsman, wildlife business operator, or wetlands property owner can encounter. If you have a question on these or other legal matters, call us for a free, no-obligation consultation at 1-888-910-5297.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors,