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HF 623

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/21/2011 09:58am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 02/21/2011

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A bill for an act
relating to game and fish; modifying bear hunting license drawing provisions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97B.405.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97B.405, is amended to read:


97B.405 COMMISSIONER MAY LIMIT NUMBER OF BEAR HUNTERS.

(a) The commissioner may limit the number of persons that may hunt bear in an
area, if it is necessary to prevent an overharvest or improve the distribution of hunters.
The commissioner may establish, by rule, a method, including a drawing, to impartially
select the hunters for an area. The commissioner shall give preference to hunters that have
previously applied and have not been selected.

(b) In the case of a drawing, the commissioner shall allow a person to apply for a
permit in more than one area at the same time and rank the person's choice of area.

new text begin (c) A person selected through a drawing must purchase a license by August 1. Any
remaining available licenses not purchased shall be issued to any eligible person as
prescribed by the commissioner on a first-come, first-served basis beginning August 2.
new text end