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SF 1908

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/28/2019 03:29pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to game and fish; prohibiting certain antler point restrictions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.311; repealing Laws 2013, chapter 121,
section 53; Minnesota Rules, part 6232.0350.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.311, is amended to read:


97B.311 DEER SEASONS AND RESTRICTIONS.

(a) new text beginExcept as provided under paragraph (c), new text endthe commissioner may, by rule, prescribe
restrictions and designate areas where deer may be taken, including hunter selection criteria
for special hunts established under section 97A.401, subdivision 4. The commissioner may,
by rule, prescribe the open seasons for deer within the following periods:

(1) taking with firearms, other than muzzle-loading firearms, between November 1 and
December 15;

(2) taking with muzzle-loading firearms between September 1 and December 31; and

(3) taking by archery between September 1 and December 31.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the commissioner may establish special seasons
within designated areas at any time of year.

new text begin (c) The commissioner may not impose an antler point restriction other than that imposed
under Minnesota Rules, part 6232.0200, subpart 6.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Laws 2013, chapter 121, section 53, new text end new text begin and new text end new text begin Minnesota Rules, part 6232.0350, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Session Laws: 19-3864

Laws 2013, chapter 121, section 53

Sec. 53. new text beginANTLER POINT RESTRICTIONS.new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources may not impose an antler point restriction in areas outside the Series 300 deer permit areas, other than that imposed under Minnesota Rules, part 6232.0200, subpart 6, unless the legislature approves the antler point restriction. new text end

Repealed Minnesota Rule: 19-3864

6232.0350 RESTRICTIONS FOR TAKING DEER; 300 SERIES DEER PERMIT AREAS.

Notwithstanding part 6232.0200, subpart 6, in all 300 series deer permit areas, a legal buck is defined as a deer with a minimum of four antler points on at least one antler. Bucks with fewer antler points than the minimum defined points are protected and not legal for harvest. Youth hunters, age 10 to 17, are exempt from this part.