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6234.2700 SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS ON TAKING AND POSSESSION OF FURBEARERS.

The restrictions in items A to D apply to the possession and transportation of accidental captures.

A.

A person may not possess or transport a lynx or wolf that was accidentally killed or was lawfully killed while causing or threatening injury or damage until the person notifies the local conservation officer, other authorized department employee, or regional enforcement office, of the killing and receives authorization to possess, transport, or skin the animal.

B.

A person may possess or transport fox, mink, muskrat, beaver, badger, opossum, or raccoon accidentally killed or lawfully killed while causing or threatening injury or damage, only if the local conservation officer or other authorized employee of the department is notified within 24 hours of such killing and before any skinning has begun.

C.

A person may possess or transport a fisher, otter, or pine marten that has been accidentally killed or a bobcat that has been either lawfully killed when causing damage or accidentally killed only after notifying the local conservation officer or other authorized employee of the department of such killing. After making the required notification and taking possession of the animal, the person may not skin, transfer possession, or otherwise dispose of the animal until the person receives authorization from a conservation officer or other authorized department employee.

D.

A person must report any incidental taking of a Canada lynx to the local conservation officer within 24 hours of the taking.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 97B.605; 97B.911; 97B.915; 97B.921; 97B.925

History:

18 SR 83; L 2000 c 463 s 22; 36 SR 1155; L 2012 c 277 art 1 s 90

Published Electronically:

August 9, 2012