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Subpart 1.

License requirement.

The license is valid for a party of one or two persons and only for the season selected through the procedure described in part 6232.4500, subpart 3.

Subp. 2.

Party hunting.

Licensees may not hunt elk without having the unused seal in their possession. Licensed parties with an unused seal in their possession may assist other licensed parties in taking elk, but may not shoot or tag elk for another party.

Subp. 3.

Mixed-weapons parties.

Licensed elk hunt parties may consist of individuals hunting with a bow and arrow and individuals hunting with firearms.

Subp. 4.

Blaze orange requirement.

The visible portion of the hunter's cap and outer garments, above the waist excluding sleeves, must be bright red or blaze orange or be covered with those colors. Blaze orange includes a camouflage pattern of at least 50 percent blaze orange within each square foot.

Subp. 5.


An elk taken in this state may not be transported or possessed unless the tag bearing the license number of the party taking the elk and the year of its issue has been affixed to the carcass. The tag must be attached between the tendon and the bone of a hind leg and fastened around either the bone or the tendon, around the base of either antler, or through a slit cut through either ear. The tag must be fastened so that it cannot be readily removed from the elk.

Subp. 6.

Dividing elk.

Elk may be skinned, quartered, or further divided prior to transportation and registration, but all edible meat, and all other parts of the elk not left in the field, must be presented for registration at the same time.

Subp. 7.

Orientation required.

A successful applicant may only obtain an elk license by attending an orientation session at the Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area headquarters.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 97A.433; 97A.535; 97B.515


18 SR 83; 33 SR 215; 39 SR 1006

Published Electronically:

January 22, 2015

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Revisor of Statutes