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DNR offers handgun hunting seminar in Grand Rapids

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A seminar that takes an in-depth look at hunting big game with a handgun will be offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's (DNR) Shooting Sports Education Center in Grand Rapids from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19.

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Scott Talbot, Trophy Game Records of the World's Handgun Hunter of the Year for 2006-2007, will discuss his first-hand field experiences and explain his approaches.

Handguns will be on display so participants can match the proper firearm to game they plan to hunt and learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each.

A DNR conservation officer will explain hunting regulations regarding handguns and be available to answer questions. The range also will be open so participants can test several handguns.

The event is free but pre-registration is required. Seating is limited to 30 individuals. Register by calling the DNR Shooting Sports Education Center, 483 Peterson Road in Grand Rapids at (218) 327-0583 or e-mailing kraig.kiger@dnr.state.mn.us.

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