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97B.601 Small game licenses.

Subdivision 1. Requirement. A person may not take small game without a small game license except as provided in subdivision 4.

Subd. 2. Trapping small game. A person may not take small game with traps without a trapping license and a small game license except as provided in subdivision 4.

Subd. 3. Nonresidents: raccoon, bobcat, fox, coyote, Canada lynx. A nonresident may not take raccoon, bobcat, fox, coyote, or Canada lynx without a separate license to take that animal in addition to a small game license.

Subd. 4. Exception to license requirements. (a) A resident under age 16 may take small game without a small game license, and a resident under age 13 may trap without a trapping license, as provided in section 97A.451, subdivision 3.

(b) A person may take small game without a small game license on land occupied by the person as a principal residence.

(c) An owner or occupant may take certain small game causing damage without a small game or trapping license as provided in section 97B.655.

(d) A person may use dogs to pursue and tree raccoons under section 97B.621, subdivision 2, during the closed season without a license.

(e) A person may take a turkey or a prairie chicken without a small game license.

HIST: 1986 c 386 art 2 s 42; 1987 c 149 art 1 s 47; 1991 c 254 art 2 s 34; 2002 c 351 s 18

* NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 4 by Laws 2002, chapter *351, section 18, is effective March 1, 2003. Laws 2002, chapter *351, section 35.