97B.055 Discharging firearms and bows and arrows.
Subdivision 1. Restrictions related to highways. (a) A person may not discharge a firearm or an arrow from a bow on, over, or across an improved public highway at a big game animal. A person may not discharge a firearm or bow and arrow within the right-of-way of an improved public highway at a big game animal. The commissioner may by rule extend the application of this subdivision to the taking of migratory waterfowl in designated locations.
(b) A person may not discharge a firearm or an arrow from a bow on, over, across, or within the right-of-way of an improved public highway at a decoy of a big game animal that has been set out by a licensed peace officer.
Subd. 2. Restrictions related to motor vehicle. A person may not take a wild animal with a firearm or by archery from a motor vehicle except as permitted in this section. An archer in a permitted bow fishing tournament may transport the bow uncased while in an electric motor-powered boat.
Subd. 3. Hunting from vehicle by disabled hunters. The commissioner may issue a special permit, without a fee, to discharge a firearm or bow and arrow from a stationary motor vehicle to a licensed hunter who has a temporary or permanent physical disability. The physical disability must be established by medical evidence verified in writing by a licensed physician. A person with a temporary disability may be issued an annual permit and a person with a permanent disability may be issued a permanent permit. A person issued a special permit under this subdivision and hunting deer may take a deer of either sex.
Subd. 4. Taking bounty animals from airplanes and snowmobiles. The commissioner may issue a special permit, without fee, to take animals that the state pays a bounty for, from an airplane or a snowmobile.
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