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Subpart 1.

License requirement and application procedure for shooting preserves.

Application for a shooting preserve license must be made on forms provided by the commissioner. Additional information may be required when renewing a license or changing an area or species.

Subp. 2.

Tagging requirements.

Harvested game, except ducks that are marked according to regulations of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, must be tagged with a self-sealing tag, purchased from the commissioner, identifying the private shooting preserve. Birds dressed and packaged in a nonreusable sealed bag identified by the shooting preserve's name or license number need not be tagged. The tag or package labeling must remain attached while the bird is transported.

Subp. 3.

Posting requirements.

The boundaries of shooting preserves must be posted with signs with letters at least two inches high. The sign must include the language "Licensed Shooting Preserve" and "No Trespassing," must be signed by the owner or manager, and must be posted at intervals of not more than 500 feet around the entire boundary of the shooting preserve.

Subp. 4.

Marking of released birds.

Released ring-necked pheasants must be identifiable by a clipped outer toe of the right foot, evidence of wearing blinders, or debeaking. Released ducks must be identifiable by having had the hind toe (Hallux) of the right foot removed before the age of four weeks. Marking is not required on other species released for hunting.

Subp. 5.

Required records.

Records must be kept current within 48 hours and maintained for three years following the year of creation.

Subp. 6.

Required annual report.

An annual report must be submitted by each shooting preserve on a form provided by the commissioner. This report is due by March 15 of each year for the preceding calendar year.

Subp. 7.

Other species for commercial shooting preserves.

In addition to the species authorized in Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.115, subdivision 2, the following species are designated for commercial shooting preserves:


gray partridge; and


unprotected birds.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 97A.115


18 SR 83; 19 SR 2222

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008