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6232.0200 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


The terms used in parts 6232.0200 to 6232.2500 have the meanings given them in this part.

Subp. 2.

Antlerless deer.

"Antlerless deer" means does, fawns, and bucks with no antler three inches or more in length.

Subp. 3.

[Repealed, 30 SR 613]

Subp. 4.

[Repealed, L 2008 c 368 art 2 s 82]

Subp. 4a.

Deer permit area.

"Deer permit area" means an area of the state consisting of one or more deer registration blocks. Deer permit areas open for taking legal bucks and antlerless deer during the deer season are defined as follows:


"intensive deer permit area" and "managed deer permit area" means a deer permit area where taking deer of either sex is authorized and multiple bonus permits are authorized within bag limits for each area as prescribed by the commissioner;


"lottery deer permit area" means a deer permit area where taking:


legal bucks is authorized by a regular firearms or muzzleloader license;


antlerless deer is authorized by an either-sex permit; and


either-sex deer is authorized by an archery deer license; and


"hunter choice deer permit area" means a deer permit area where taking one deer of either sex is authorized.

Subp. 5.

Bonus permit.

"Bonus permit" means a license to take and tag deer by archery or firearms, in addition to deer authorized to be taken under regular archery or firearms licenses. It is available for one-half the cost of a regular resident or nonresident license and is valid immediately upon issuance, as long as the purchaser has a valid regular license. Deer taken and tagged with a bonus permit must be antlerless unless otherwise prescribed by the commissioner.

Subp. 5a.

[Repealed, 30 SR 613]

Subp. 6.

Legal buck.

"Legal buck" means a deer having at least one antler three inches or more in length.

Subp. 7.

Registration block.

"Registration block" means a geographic area designated for the registration of harvested deer and bear as provided by part 6232.4700.

Subp. 8.

Regular firearms season.

The "regular firearms season" means the seasons described in part 6232.1300.

Subp. 9.

Regular firearms license.

"Regular firearms license" means a license valid for taking a deer by firearms in the regular firearms or muzzleloader season, except bonus permits. "Regular archery license" means a license valid for taking a deer by archery in the archery season, except bonus permits.

Subp. 10.

Antler point.

"Antler point" means an antler projection measuring at least one inch in length when measured from the base to the tip.

Subp. 11.

Earn-a-buck hunt.

"Earn-a-buck hunt" means a hunt in which a hunter must tag at least one antlerless deer before tagging a legal buck.

Subp. 12.

Either-sex permit.

"Either-sex permit" is a permit obtained through the procedure described in part 6232.1800 that allows for taking an either-sex deer during the firearm or muzzleloader season provided the individual possesses a license for that season.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 97B.305; 97B.311; 97B.411; 97B.505; 97B.515; and others at 19 SR 6


18 SR 83; 19 SR 484; 19 SR 2222; 30 SR 613; L 2008 c 368 art 2 s 82; 34 SR 621; 35 SR 2014; 39 SR 1006

Published Electronically:

January 12, 2015

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