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6230.0400 SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR STATE GAME REFUGES.

Subpart 1.

Albert Lea Game Refuge, Freeborn County.

The Albert Lea Game Refuge in Freeborn County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except waterfowl;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 2.

Bemidji Game Refuge, Beltrami County.

The Bemidji Game Refuge in Beltrami County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except waterfowl, through the Thursday nearest November 4 and after the close of the 200 Series firearms deer season;

B.

Canada goose hunting during the early goose season, except on Lake Bemidji, the Mississippi River, and Stump Lake;

C.

trapping for beaver, mink, otter, and muskrat only; and

D.

deer hunting during the muzzleloader season and deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 3.

Camp Ripley State Game Refuge, Morrison County.

Hunting in the Camp Ripley State Game Refuge in Morrison County is allowed only by permit as provided by parts 6232.0900 to 6232.1100.

Subp. 4.

Claremont Game Refuge, Dodge County.

The Claremont Game Refuge in Dodge County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except ducks and mergansers;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer hunting by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 5.

Clay County Game Refuge, Clay County.

The Clay County Game Refuge in Clay County is open to:

A.

prairie chickens;

B.

deer and bear hunting by firearms;

C.

deer and bear hunting by archery; and

D.

Canada goose hunting during the early goose season.

Subp. 6.

Clearbrook Game Refuge, Clearwater County.

The Clearbrook Game Refuge in Clearwater County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except waterfowl, through December 31;

B.

trapping through December 31;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 7.

Cross Lake Game Refuge, Crow Wing County.

The Cross Lake Game Refuge in Crow Wing County is open to:

A.

trapping; and

B.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 8.

East Minnesota River Game Refuge, Blue Earth and Le Sueur Counties.

The East Minnesota River Game Refuge in Blue Earth and Le Sueur Counties is open to deer, wild turkey, and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 9.

Elizabeth and German Lake Game Refuges, Isanti County.

The Elizabeth and German Lake Game Refuges in Isanti County are open to all hunting and trapping, except waterfowl. The refuges are open for goose hunting during the early goose season. Youth who are accompanied by a nonhunting adult and participating in a mentoring program approved by the commissioner may hunt waterfowl on youth waterfowl day.

A.

small game hunting, except waterfowl;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 10.

Erhard's Grove Game Refuge, Otter Tail County.

The Erhard's Grove Game Refuge in Otter Tail County is open to:

A.

deer and bear hunting by firearms;

B.

deer and bear hunting by archery; and

C.

small game hunting, except waterfowl.

Subp. 11.

Evansville Game Refuge, Douglas County.

The Evansville Game Refuge in Douglas County is open to:

A.

trapping;

B.

Canada goose hunting during the early goose season; and

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms.

Subp. 12.

Fish Lake-Ann River Game Refuge, Kanabec County.

The Fish Lake-Ann River Game Refuge in Kanabec County is open to all hunting and trapping, except waterfowl.

Subp. 13.

Fox Lake Game Refuge, Martin County.

The Fox Lake Game Refuge in Martin County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except waterfowl;

B.

trapping;

C.

special goose hunts;

D.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

E.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 14.

[Repealed, 34 SR 621]

Subp. 15.

Glencoe Izaak Walton League Game Refuge, McLeod County.

The Glencoe Izaak Walton League Game Refuge in McLeod County is open to trapping.

Subp. 16.

Gopher Campfire Game Refuge, McLeod County.

The Gopher Campfire Game Refuge in McLeod County is open to trapping.

Subp. 17.

Hanley Falls Game Refuge, Yellow Medicine County.

The Hanley Falls Game Refuge in Yellow Medicine County is open to deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 18.

Hiawatha Game Refuge, Pipestone County.

The Hiawatha Game Refuge in Pipestone County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except waterfowl, by shotgun only;

B.

trapping; and

C.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 19.

Howard Lake Game Refuge, Wright County.

The Howard Lake Game Refuge in Wright County is open to trapping.

Subp. 20.

Itasca State Park, Becker, Clearwater, and Hubbard Counties.

Itasca State Park in Becker, Clearwater, and Hubbard Counties is open to firearms deer hunting, except where posted as closed.

Subp. 21.

Lac qui Parle Game Refuge, Chippewa and Lac qui Parle Counties.

The following special provisions apply to the Lac qui Parle Game Refuge, Chippewa and Lac qui Parle Counties:

A.

Those portions within the Lac qui Parle Mission Site are closed to hunting. The remainder of the refuge is open to:

(1)

waterfowl hunting only from the third Thursday in October through the open Canada goose season, only at designated hunting stations as provided by parts 6230.0500 to 6230.0700;

(2)

deer hunting; and

(3)

small game hunting other than waterfowl, except from the second Saturday in October through November 30, when small game hunting is allowed only at designated hunting stations as provided by parts 6230.0500 to 6230.0700. Small game hunting is not allowed on closed Canada goose hunting days during a split goose season.

B.

No unauthorized person may trespass during the dates posted on any part of the refuge posted with "State Wildlife Sanctuary - Do Not Trespass" signs, except for:

(1)

ice fishing; and

(2)

open water fishing in the posted closed area from the close of the Canada goose season until the second Saturday in October.

C.

A person may not enter onto Rosemoen Island at any time during the year, except as specifically authorized.

D.

Designated hunting stations within the refuge must be spaced no less than 200 yards apart and must be no more than 125 yards inside the refuge, as measured from the posted boundary.

Subp. 22.

Lake Ripley Game Refuge, Meeker County.

The Lake Ripley Game Refuge in Meeker County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except waterfowl, after the duck season; and

B.

trapping after the duck season.

Subp. 23.

Lake Winona Game Refuge, Douglas County.

The Lake Winona Game Refuge in Douglas County is open to trapping.

Subp. 24.

Linn Lake Game Refuge, Chisago County.

The Linn Lake Game Refuge in Chisago County is open to all hunting and trapping.

Subp. 25.

Little Pine Lake Game Refuge, Otter Tail County.

The Little Pine Lake Game Refuge in Otter Tail County is open to trapping.

Subp. 26.

Lost Lake Game Refuge, Fillmore County.

The Lost Lake Game Refuge in Fillmore County is open to:

A.

small game hunting;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 27.

Lower Pigeon Lake Game Refuge, Itasca County.

The Lower Pigeon Lake Game Refuge in Itasca County is open to:

A.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

B.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 28.

Madelia Game Refuge, Watonwan County.

The Madelia Game Refuge in Watonwan County is open to:

A.

small game hunting;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 29.

[Repealed, 30 SR 613]

Subp. 30.

Moscow Game Refuge, Freeborn County.

The Moscow Game Refuge in Freeborn County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except ducks and mergansers;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 31.

Nerstrand Woods Game Refuge, Rice County.

That portion of the Nerstrand Woods Game Refuge in Rice County that is within the Nerstrand Big Woods State Park and the Prairie Creek Woods Scientific and Natural Area is open to deer hunting by muzzleloader special permit only. The remainder of the refuge is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except waterfowl;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 32.

Oak Lake Game Refuge, Polk County.

The Oak Lake Game Refuge in Polk County is open to trapping.

Subp. 33.

Ocheda Lake Game Refuge, Nobles County.

The Ocheda Lake Game Refuge in Nobles County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except from the first day of the regular duck season through December 1;

B.

trapping;

C.

waterfowl hunting on youth waterfowl day;

D.

Canada goose hunting during the early season and from the first Saturday in December through the end of the statewide goose season, except that hunting is prohibited within 100 yards of surface water during the early goose season; and

E.

deer hunting by firearms and archery, except from the first day of the regular duck season through December 1.

Subp. 34.

Park Rapids Game Refuge, Hubbard County.

The Park Rapids Game Refuge in Hubbard County is open to trapping and deer hunting by archery.

Subp. 35.

Paul Bunyan Game Refuge, Hubbard County.

The Paul Bunyan Game Refuge in Hubbard County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except waterfowl, through the Thursday nearest November 4 and after the close of the 200 Series firearms deer season;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer hunting by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 36.

Pigeon River Flowage Game Refuge, Itasca County.

The Pigeon River Flowage Game Refuge in Itasca County is open to:

A.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

B.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 37.

Pine County Game Refuge Unit 2, Pine County.

The Pine County Game Refuge Unit 2 in Pine County is open to:

A.

small game hunting;

B.

trapping; and

C.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 38.

Polk-Clearwater Game Refuge, Polk and Clearwater Counties.

The Polk-Clearwater Game Refuge in Polk and Clearwater Counties is open to:

A.

trapping; and

B.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 39.

Rochester Refuge, Olmsted County.

The Rochester Refuge in Olmsted County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except waterfowl other than geese. Geese may be taken during the early goose season only;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms and bow and arrow; and

D.

the taking of unprotected wild animals at any time and by any legal method.

Subp. 40.

St. Croix River Game Refuge, Washington County.

The St. Croix Game Refuge in Washington County is open to:

A.

small game hunting;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 41.

St. James Game Refuge, Watonwan County.

The St. James Game Refuge in Watonwan County is open to:

A.

trapping; and

B.

special goose hunts.

Subp. 42.

Sand Dunes Game Refuge, Sherburne County.

The Sand Dunes Game Refuge in Sherburne County is open to:

A.

small game hunting;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 43.

Schoolcraft Game Refuge, Hubbard County.

The Schoolcraft Game Refuge in Hubbard County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except waterfowl, through the Thursday nearest November 4;

B.

trapping; and

C.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 44.

Stearns County Game Refuge, Stearns County.

The Stearns County Game Refuge in Stearns County is open to:

A.

small game hunting;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 45.

Stillwater Game Refuge, Washington County.

The Stillwater Game Refuge in Washington County is open to:

A.

small game hunting;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 46.

Sunnyside Township Game Refuge, Wilkin County.

The Sunnyside Township Game Refuge in Wilkin County is open to trapping.

Subp. 47.

Swan Lake Number 2 Game Refuge, Nicollet County.

The Swan Lake Number 2 Game Refuge in Nicollet County is open to:

A.

small game hunting;

B.

trapping;

C.

deer and bear hunting by firearms; and

D.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 48.

Talcot Lake Waterfowl Refuge, Cottonwood County.

A.

Waterfowl hunting, in an area adjacent to the Talcot Lake Waterfowl Refuge in Cottonwood County, is prohibited within the right-of-way of State Trunk Highway 62 from the Cottonwood-Murray county line on the west to the junction with County State-Aid Highway 7, Cottonwood County, on the east.

B.

The Talcot Lake State Waterfowl Refuge is open to goose hunting by persons with disabilities at designated hunting stations. Hunters with disabilities may reserve designated stations according to regulations available at the Talcot Lake Wildlife Management Area Headquarters. All other applicable controlled hunt regulations in parts 6230.0500 and 6230.1100 apply to persons hunting at these stations.

Subp. 49.

Warroad Game Refuge, Roseau County.

The Warroad Game Refuge in Roseau County is open to trapping.

Subp. 50.

Whitewater Game Refuge, Winona County.

The Whitewater Game Refuge in Winona County is open to:

A.

small game hunting, except waterfowl;

B.

trapping by permit; and

C.

firearms deer hunting only by permit.

Subp. 51.

Bellwood Game Refuge, Dakota County.

The Bellwood Game Refuge in Dakota County is open to:

A.

trapping; and

B.

deer and bear hunting by archery.

Subp. 52.

Anoka and Isanti Counties Game Refuge, Anoka and Isanti Counties.

The Anoka and Isanti Counties Game Refuge in Anoka and Isanti Counties is open to archery deer hunting and archery turkey hunting.

Subp. 53.

Austin Game Refuge, Mower County.

The Austin Game Refuge in Mower County is open to all hunting and trapping.

Subp. 54.

Mud-Bardwell Game Refuge, Martin County.

The Mud-Bardwell Game Refuge in Martin County is open to special goose hunts.

Subp. 55.

Collegeville (St. John's) Game Refuge, Stearns County.

The Collegeville (St. John's) Game Refuge in Stearns County is open to firearms deer and bear hunting during the established seasons, by written permission of the landowner.

Subp. 56.

Carleton Game Refuge, Dakota and Rice Counties.

The Carleton Game Refuge in Dakota and Rice Counties is open for deer hunting by archery from the fourth Thursday in November to December 31, by written permission of the landowner.

Subp. 57.

Talcot Lake Game Refuge, Cottonwood County.

The following special provisions apply to the Talcot Lake Game Refuge, Cottonwood County.

A.

Those portions within the Talcot Lake Game Refuge that are posted to prohibit trespassing are closed to hunting. The remainder of the refuge is open to waterfowl hunting during the open Canada goose seasons only at designated hunting stations as provided by parts 6230.0500 to 6230.1100.

B.

Designated hunting stations within the refuge must be spaced no less than 200 yards apart and must be no more than 100 yards inside the refuge, as measured from the posted boundary.

Subp. 58.

Clear Lake Game Refuge, Sherburne County.

The Clear Lake Game Refuge in Sherburne County is open to:

A.

deer hunting by firearms; and

B.

deer hunting by archery.

Subp. 59.

Lake Bemidji State Park, Beltrami County.

The southern unit of Lake Bemidji State Park, located within the city limits of Bemidji, is open to deer hunting by archery.

Subp. 60.

Cedar Lake Game Refuge, Stearns County.

The Cedar Lake Game Refuge in Stearns County is open to archery, firearms, and muzzleloader deer hunting.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 86A.06; 97A.091; and others at 19 SR 6

History:

19 SR 484; 19 SR 2222; 20 SR 2287; 22 SR 292; 24 SR 644; 30 SR 613; 34 SR 621; 35 SR 505; 36 SR 1155

Published Electronically:

October 3, 2013