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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 119-S.F.No. 1308 
           An act relating to game and fish; designation and use 
          of waterfowl feeding or resting areas; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 97A.095, subdivision 
          2. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 97A.095, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  [WATERFOWL FEEDING AND RESTING AREAS.] The 
commissioner may, by order designate any part of up to 13 lakes 
a lake as a migratory feeding and or resting area.  Before 
designation, the commissioner must receive a petition signed by 
at least ten local resident licensed hunters describing the area 
of the a lake that is a substantial feeding and or resting 
ground area for migratory waterfowl, and find that the 
statements in the petition are correct, and that adequate, free 
public access to the lake exists near the designated area.  The 
commissioner shall post the area as a migratory waterfowl 
feeding and resting area.  A person may not enter a posted 
migratory waterfowl feeding and resting area during the open 
migratory waterfowl season with watercraft or aircraft propelled 
by a motor, other than an electric motor of less than 30 pounds 
thrust.  The commissioner may, by order, further restrict the 
use of electric motors in migratory waterfowl feeding and 
resting areas. 
    Approved May 14, 1987