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6133.0020 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.

Scope.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given them, unless otherwise provided.

Subp. 2.

Big game.

"Big game" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.015, subdivision 3.

Subp. 3.

Endangered animal species.

"Endangered animal species" are those animals designated as endangered in part 6134.0200.

Subp. 4.

Fur-bearing animals.

"Fur-bearing animals" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.015, subdivision 22.

Subp. 5.

Game birds.

"Game birds" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.015, subdivision 24.

Subp. 6.

Game fish.

"Game fish" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.015, subdivision 25.

Subp. 7.

Minnows.

"Minnows" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.015, subdivision 29.

Subp. 8.

Small game.

"Small game" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.015, subdivision 45.

Subp. 9.

Sunfish.

"Sunfish" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.015, subdivision 46.

Subp. 10.

Threatened animal species.

"Threatened animal species" are those animals designated as threatened in part 6134.0200.

Subp. 11.

Trophy animal.

"Trophy animal" is defined for deer, elk, and moose as an animal with antlers that meet or exceed the score specified in items A to D when measured using the Boone and Crockett Club's official scoring system for North American big game trophies (Nesbitt, W.H. and J. Reneau, eds., Records of North American Big Game, Ninth Edition, The Boone and Crockett Club, Dumfries, VA, 1988, 498 pp.). This scoring system is incorporated by reference and is available through the Minitex interlibrary loan system and is not subject to frequent change:

A.

white-tailed deer (typical), score of 135;

B.

white-tailed deer (nontypical), score of 160;

C.

moose, score of 145; and

D.

elk, score of 260.

Trophy animal is defined for black bear as an animal with a skull that meets or exceeds a score of 20 using the Boone and Crockett Club's official scoring system for North American big game trophies (id.)

For the purposes of this chapter, antlers or skulls may be measured at any time; no drying period is required.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 97A.345

History:

16 SR 93

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008