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                         Laws of Minnesota 1989 

                        CHAPTER 242-H.F.No. 831 
           An act relating to game and fish; Mom Fishing Weekend; 
          season opening date for certain game fish; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 97A.445, by adding a 
          subdivision; and 97C.395, subdivision 1. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97A.445, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [ANGLING; TAKE A MOM FISHING WEEKEND.] Any mother 
who is a resident of Minnesota may take fish by angling without 
a license during the Saturday and Sunday of the angling season 
that coincides with Mother's Day.  The commissioner shall 
publicize the Saturday and Sunday as "Take a Mom Fishing 
Weekend." 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97C.395, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DATES FOR CERTAIN SPECIES.] (a) The open 
seasons to take fish by angling are as follows: 
    (1) for walleye, sauger, northern pike, muskellunge, 
largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass, from May 15 the Saturday 
two weeks prior to the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to the 
third Monday in February; 
    (2) for lake trout, from January 1 to October 31; 
    (3) for brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, and 
splake, between January 1 to October 31 as prescribed by the 
commissioner by order except as provided in section 97C.415, 
subdivision 2; and 
    (4) for salmon, as prescribed by the commissioner by order. 
     (b) The commissioner shall close the season in areas of the 
state where fish are spawning and closing the season will 
protect the resource. 
    Presented to the governor May 22, 1989 
    Signed by the governor May 23, 1989, 7:04 a.m.

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