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Laws of Minnesota 1988 CHAPTER 677-H.F.No. 1817 An act relating to game and fish; prohibiting the use of certain meat in baiting bears; regulating placing decoys in public waters or on public lands; requiring lifesaving devices in duckboats; amending Minnesota Statutes 1986, sections 97B.425; 97B.811; and 361.141, subdivision 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 97B.425, is amended to read: 97B.425 [BAITING BEARS.] Notwithstanding section 609.68, a person
placingmay place bait to take bear and must display a tag at each site where bait is placed and register the sites. The commissioner shall prescribe the method of tagging and registering the sites. A person may not use solid waste containing bottles, cans, plastic, paper, metal, or other materials that are not readily biodegradable as a bait to attract bear.To attract bear a person may not use a bait with: (1) a carcass from a mammal, if the carcass contains more than 25 percent of the intact carcass; (2) solid waste containing bottles, cans, plastic, paper, or metal; or (3) materials that are not readily biodegradable. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 97B.811, is amended to read: 97B.811 [DECOYS AND BLINDS ON PUBLIC LANDS AND WATERS.] Subdivision 1. [BLINDS AND DECOYS PROHIBITED BEFORE SEASON.] A person may not erect a blind or place decoys in public waters or on public land more than one hour before the open season for waterfowl. Subd. 2. [HOURS FOR PLACING DECOYS.] Except as provided in subdivisions 3 and 4, a person may not place decoys in public waters or on public lands more than one hour before sunrise during the open seasonlawful shooting hours for waterfowl. Subd. 3. [RESTRICTIONS ON LEAVING DECOYS OVERNIGHT.] During the open season for waterfowl, a person may not leave decoys in public waters between sunset and one hour before sunriselawful shooting hours unless: (1) the decoys are in waters adjacent to private land under the control of the hunter; and (2) there is not natural vegetation growing in water sufficient to partially conceal a hunter. Subd. 4. [DECOYS THAT ARE NAVIGATIONAL HAZARD PROHIBITED.] A person may not leave decoys in public waters between sunset and one hour before sunriselawful shooting hours if the decoys constitute a navigational hazard. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 361.141, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [PERSONAL FLOTATION OR LIFESAVING DEVICES.] Watercraft and duck boats using the waters of this state shall be equipped with the number and type of personal flotation or lifesaving devices prescribed by the commissioner. The commissioner shall not require sailboards to be equipped with personal flotation or lifesaving devices. Nor shall the commissioner require persons on sailboards to wear those devices or have them readily available. Approved April 27, 1988
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