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                             CHAPTER 81-S.F.No. 972 
                  An act relating to game and fish; modifying migratory 
                  waterfowl refuge provisions; designating a migratory 
                  waterfowl refuge; repealing a commissioner's order; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.095, 
                  subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97A.095, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MIGRATORY WATERFOWL REFUGES.] The 
        commissioner shall designate by rule any part of a state game 
        refuge as a migratory waterfowl refuge if there is presented to 
        the commissioner a petition signed by ten resident licensed 
        hunters describing an area that is primarily a migratory 
        waterfowl refuge.  The commissioner shall post the area as a 
        migratory waterfowl refuge.  A person may not enter a posted 
        migratory waterfowl refuge during the open migratory waterfowl 
        season unless accompanied by or under a permit issued by a 
        conservation officer or game refuge manager.  Upon a request 
        from a private landowner within a migratory waterfowl refuge, an 
        annual permit must be issued to provide access to the property 
        during the waterfowl season.  The permit shall include 
        conditions that allow no activity which would disturb waterfowl 
        using the refuge during the waterfowl season. 
           Sec. 2.  [SWAN LAKE MIGRATORY WATERFOWL REFUGE.] 
           (a) The land described in paragraph (b) is designated a 
        migratory waterfowl refuge under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        97A.095, subdivision 1. 
           (b) All of the area contained within the following boundary 
        lines:  beginning at the northeast corner of Section 24, 
        Township 110 North, Range 29 West, and running thence West on 
        the Section line 160 rods, more or less, to the Northwest 
        Quarter corner of said Section 24; thence South on the center 
        line of said Section 24, eighty rods more or less; thence in a 
        southwesterly direction to the center of the Southeast Quarter 
        of Section 23; thence South eighty rods more or less to the 
        south section line of said Section 23; thence East on said south 
        line of said Section 23, to a point one rod West of the 
        meandered line of Johnson Island; thence southerly and easterly 
        on a line parallel with and one rod distant, from said meandered 
        line of Johnson Island to a point where said line intersects the 
        north and south center line of Section 25 in said Township and 
        Range; thence 200 feet South; thence East to the east line of 
        Section 25 in said Township and Range; thence running North on 
        the east line of said Sections 25 and 24, to the point of 
        commencement. 
           Sec. 3.  [REPEAL OF COMMISSIONER'S ORDER.] 
           The order from the commissioner of conservation dated 
        September 26, 1955, designating the migratory waterfowl refuge 
        on Swan lake is repealed. 
           Presented to the governor April 16, 1999 
           Signed by the governor April 20, 1999, 9:25 a.m.