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HF 1548

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/01/2021 04:42pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to game and fish; requiring an open season for wolves; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, section 97B.645, subdivision 9.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97B.645, subdivision 9, is amended to read:

Subd. 9.

Open season.

deleted text beginThere shall be nodeleted text endnew text begin (a) The commissioner must prescribe an annualnew text end
open season for wolves deleted text beginuntil afterdeleted text endnew text begin unlessnew text end the wolf is deleted text begindelisteddeleted text endnew text begin listednew text end under the federal
Endangered Species Act of 1973. deleted text beginAfter that time, the commissioner may prescribe open
seasons and restrictions for taking wolves but must provide opportunity for public comment.
deleted text endnew text begin
The season, restrictions, and any other requirements must be consistent with the goals
identified in the wolf management plan adopted under section 97B.646.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must annually consult with the commissioner of agriculture and
the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,
before determining the season, restrictions, and other requirements of the open season
required under this section. The consultation must include a review of available data on
wolf depredation on livestock and pets and other incidents of human conflict.
new text end