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KIMT News 3 - Around this time of year as a chill sets in, many people's thoughts turn to the great outdoors.
And that of course means hunting season for some.
There is good news for Minnesota hunters when it comes to hunting safety.
A new report shows hunting fatalities have dropped substantially over the past few decades.
Minnesota DNR leaders tell us the state's firearm safety program is a big reason they are seeing drops in hunting incidents.
"The firearm safety program has developed,” Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Steve Chihak said. “We've instituted new regulations, what the requirement is for fire arm safety. Anyone born after December 31st, 1979 is required to have firearm safety.”
30 years ago, there were averages of 55 shooting incidents and eight fatalities per year in the state.
Now there are half as many shootings and an average of two to three deaths a year.
And again, if you want to buy a hunting license you must go through a firearms safety program.
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