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Minnesota will restrict snare and foothold traps to protect Canada lynx in Arrowhead
Feb 21, 2023 18:06 ET

Minnesota will restrict strangulation snares and other traps in the northeastern part of the state to settle a federal lawsuit over Canada lynx dying in traps set for other animals.

The changes are the core of a settlement between the Center for Biological Diversity and the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that was finalized Tuesday in an order from U.S. District Court Judge Eric C. Tostrud. The two sides reached the compromise last year but it was delayed when trapping groups intervened to contest it.

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