Permits for the taking, possession, importation, transportation, purchase, sale, or disposal of endangered or threatened species of animals, plants, or insects may be issued on prescribed conditions when the commissioner has determined that:
the permitted act enhances the propagation or survival of the affected species;
the permitted act prevents injury to persons or property, including livestock, provided that a specimen causing this injury may be killed only after all other alternatives have been evaluated and rejected; or
the social and economic benefits of the permitted act outweigh the harm caused by it, provided that the killing of a specimen for these purposes will be permitted only after all other alternatives have been evaluated and rejected.
MS s 84.0895
18 SR 83
June 11, 2008