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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
deerbig 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.