The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will seek citizen input on three hunting and trapping issues at a series of public meetings this winter.

The DNR is seeking input on the following proposals:

• Requiring non-toxic shot for rail and snipe hunting.

• Adding a third waterfowl zone in southern Minnesota.

• Allowing snaring to begin earlier on private property in the farmland zone.

In southeast Minnesota, a meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Tandeski Center, 1200 Storr's Pond Road, Winona.

Those who cannot attend a meeting are urged to complete a questionnaire online at www.mndnr.gov/hunting starting Feb. 23.

Comments are also welcome via email at wildlife.dnr@state.mn.us. Written comments may be addressed to: Season comments, DNR Section of Wildlife, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4007.