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    Laws of Minnesota 1993 

                         CHAPTER 69-S.F.No. 483 
           An act relating to game and fish; allowing all big 
          game to be taken under a crossbow permit for hunters 
          with disabilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, 
          section 97B.106. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 97B.106, is 
amended to read: 
    97B.106 [CROSSBOW PERMITS FOR HUNTING.] 
    The commissioner may issue a special permit, without a fee, 
to take deer big game or turkey with a crossbow to a person that 
is unable to hunt by archery because of a permanent or temporary 
physical disability.  To qualify a person for a special permit 
under this section, a temporary disability must render the 
person unable to hunt by archery for a minimum of two years 
after application for the permit is made.  The permanent or 
temporary disability, established by medical evidence, and the 
inability to hunt by archery for the required period of time 
must be verified in writing by a licensed physician.  The person 
must obtain the appropriate license.  The crossbow must:  
    (1) be fired from the shoulder; 
    (2) deliver at least 42 foot-pounds of energy at a distance 
of ten feet; 
    (3) have a stock at least 30 inches long; 
    (4) have a working safety; and 
    (5) be used with arrows or bolts at least ten inches long 
with a broadhead. 
    Presented to the governor April 29, 1993 
    Signed by the governor April 30, 1993, 3:05 p.m.