Non-toxic ammunition

What is non-toxic ammunition?

  • Bullets, slugs, muzzleloader ammunition and other single projectiles made entirely of non-toxic material approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Copper-plated, nickel plated, zinc-plated steel shot and other projectiles made from a non-toxic material approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Required for hunts in Minnesota state parks

  1. While participating in a special hunt in a state park, individuals may possess only non-toxic ammunition on their person while taking, or attempting to take, wild animals.
  2. Anyone engaged in a regulated activity such as hunting must submit to inspection of equipment used to take wild animals while in the field, licenses or wild animals.
  3. A person who carries a pistol while hunting in a state parks and possesses a valid permit may possess ammunition that isn’t non-toxic but must not use the ammunition to take wild animals.

Where can I find non-toxic ammunition?

Although it may be difficult to find, you can check local retailers. Also search for your caliber on Ammoseek, a helpful online site for locating all types of ammunition.