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CHAPTER 428-S.F.No. 2683 An act relating to game and fish; exempting archery bows used for bow fishing from casing requirement; authorizing disability permits for taking rough fish and hunting small game with a crossbow; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 97B.051; 97B.055, subdivision 2; and 97B.106. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97B.051, is amended to read: 97B.051 [TRANSPORTATION OF ARCHERY BOWS.] Except as specified under section 97B.055, subdivision 2, a person may not transport an archery bow in a motor vehicle unless the bow is: (1) unstrung; (2) completely contained in a case; or (3) in the closed trunk of a motor vehicle. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97B.055, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO MOTOR VEHICLES.] A person may not take a wild animal with a firearm or by archery from a motor vehicle except as permitted in this section.
An archer in a permitted bow fishing tournamentA person may transport thea bow uncased while in an electric motor-powered boat and may take rough fish while in the boat. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 97B.106, is amended to read: 97B.106 [CROSSBOW PERMITS FOR HUNTING AND FISHING.] Subdivision 1. [QUALIFICATIONS FOR CROSSBOW PERMITS.] (a) The commissioner may issue a special permit, without a fee, to take big game, small game, or turkeyrough fish with a crossbow to a person that is unable to hunt or take rough fish by archery because of a permanent or temporary physical disability. (b) To qualify a personfor a specialcrossbow permit under this section, a temporary disability must render the person unable to hunt or fish by archery for a minimum of two years after application for the permit is made. The permanent or temporary disability ,must be established by medical evidence, and the inability to hunt or fish by archery for the required period of time must be verified in writing by a licensed physician or chiropractor. (c) The person must obtain the appropriate license. Subd. 2. [CROSSBOW EQUIPMENT AND REQUIREMENTS.] The(a) A crossbow used for hunting under the provisions of this section 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. (b) An arrow or bolt used to take big game or turkey under the provisions of this section must meet the legal arrowhead requirements in section 97B.211, subdivision 2. (c) An arrow or bolt used to take rough fish with a crossbow under the provisions of this section must be tethered or controlled by an attached line. Sec. 4. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This act is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor April 17, 2000 Signed by the governor April 20, 2000, 10:20 a.m.