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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 587-H.F.No. 2185 
           An act relating to game and fish; adjusting the height 
          of deer stands; regulating placing decoys in public 
          waters or on public lands; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1986, sections 97B.325; and 97B.811. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 97B.325, is 
amended to read:  
    97B.325 [DEER STAND RESTRICTIONS.] 
    A person may not take deer from a constructed platform or 
other structure higher than nine 16 feet above the ground.  The 
restriction does not apply to a portable stand that is chained, 
belted, clamped, or tied with rope. 
     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 97B.811, is 
amended to read:  
    97B.811 [DECOYS AND BLINDS ON PUBLIC LANDS AND WATERS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [BLINDS AND DECOYS PROHIBITED BEFORE 
SEASON.] A person may not erect a blind or place decoys in 
public waters or on public land more than one hour before the 
open season for waterfowl.  
    Subd. 2.  [HOURS FOR PLACING DECOYS.] Except as provided in 
subdivisions 3 and 4, a person may not place decoys in public 
waters or on public lands more than one hour before sunrise 
during the open season lawful shooting hours for waterfowl.  
    Subd. 3.  [RESTRICTIONS ON LEAVING DECOYS OVERNIGHT.] 
During the open season for waterfowl, a person may not leave 
decoys in public waters between sunset and one hour before 
sunrise lawful shooting hours unless:  
    (1) the decoys are in waters adjacent to private land under 
the control of the hunter; and 
    (2) there is not natural vegetation growing in water 
sufficient to partially conceal a hunter.  
    Subd. 4.  [DECOYS THAT ARE NAVIGATIONAL HAZARD PROHIBITED.] 
A person may not leave decoys in public waters between sunset 
and one hour before sunrise lawful shooting hours if the decoys 
constitute a navigational hazard. 
    Approved April 21, 1988