The provisions in this part apply to applications for moose licenses.
A person may apply for only one of the open zones.
A person may apply only once and must apply in a party of two, three, or four. All party members must apply for the same zone.
Up to 20 percent of the licenses in each zone of the Northwest Area may be issued in a separate landowner and tenant drawing. The following persons are eligible for this separate drawing:
owners of at least 160 acres of agricultural or grazing land, within the zone applied for;
tenants living on at least 160 acres of agricultural or grazing land, within the zone applied for; or
family members of qualifying landowners and tenants, if they live on the qualifying property and are part of the farming operation. Family members include those related by blood, marriage, or adoption.
Applicants unsuccessful in the landowner and tenant drawing will be included in the selection process for the remaining licenses in the same zone. Landowner and tenant party applications that include individuals who do not meet the requirements for this license will be removed from the landowner and tenant drawing and will not be entered into the general drawing.
Twenty percent of the moose licenses to be issued each year are available in a separate selection for individuals who have applied at least ten times for a moose license and who have never received a license. If the 20 percent of licenses exceeds the number of eligible applicants, the remaining permits shall be made available in the regular drawing. Evidence of unsuccessful application for purposes of this drawing is the application history database retained by the commissioner.
Applications for all drawings must be made in accordance with instructions.
The application deadline is the Friday nearest May 1.
An application fee, as prescribed in Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.431, subdivision 3, must accompany each party's application. Any check returned to the department for nonpayment invalidates the application and will be destroyed. Refunds of application fees may not be made for any reason.
There shall also be alternate parties drawn from the pool of unsuccessful parties, from the general drawing, in case successful parties decide not to purchase their permit. Alternate parties shall not be notified that they are an alternate party unless a successful party decides not to purchase a permit, in which event the alternate party may purchase a moose license.
Successful applicants will receive instructions for obtaining their licenses. Successful applicants must purchase their moose licenses by the Friday closest to July 1. Applicants who fail to purchase their license by the deadline forfeit their license and it will be offered to an alternate party selected through the regular drawing.
[Repealed, 30 SR 613]
18 SR 83; 19 SR 484; 19 SR 2222; 22 SR 292; 30 SR 613; 33 SR 215
October 3, 2013
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes