◦Berry picking and mushrooming.◦Hiking and cross-country skiing.◦Wildlife and nature observation, study and photography.◦Hunting and trapping (except in areas where posted "Closed"). Both are subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Small game hunters using shotguns are required to use and possess only approved non-toxic shot during the hunting season. Firearms may only be used during hunting seasons.
◦Use of motor vehicles and motorized watercraft, except by permit or in designated parking areas and public roads.◦Use or possession of alcoholic beverages while hunting.◦Picking or destroying flowers, shrubs, or any other living vegetation.◦Littering.◦Camping and overnight use.◦Fires – please use caution with matches and lighters.◦The use of nails, wire, screws, or bolts to attach a stand to a tree or hunting from a tree into which a metal object has been driven to support a hunter. Portable or temporary hunting blinds or stands must be removed at the end of each day's hunt.
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The Northern Shrike is a winter visitor to Minnesota. Also known as the “butcher bird,” this masked hunter sits in the tops of trees waiting to spot its prey. Once located, the shrike will capture its food and impales grasshoppers, mice, and other small animals on thorns or barbed wire.