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SF 666

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/19/2013 08:31am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; reinstating the five-year moratorium on wolf
hunting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97B.645, subdivision 9.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 97B.645, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Open seasonnew text begin; moratoriumnew text end.

new text beginBeginning June 30, 2013, new text endthere shall be
no open season for wolves deleted text beginuntil after the wolf is delisted under the federal Endangered
Species Act of 1973
deleted text endnew text begin for a five-year periodnew text end. After that time, the commissioner may
prescribe open seasons and restrictions for taking wolves but new text beginonly if population
management is deemed necessary and other means for controlling the wolf population are
explored. The commissioner
new text endmust provide opportunity for public comment.