97B.005 Training dogs.
Subdivision 1. Field training; permit required for certain period. A person may not train hunting dogs afield from April 16 to July 14 except by special permit. The commissioner may issue a special permit, without a fee, to train hunting dogs afield on land owned by the trainer or on land that the owner provides written permission. The written permission must be carried in personal possession of the trainer while training the dogs.
Subd. 2. Restriction on ammunition while training. A person training a dog afield and carrying a firearm may only have blank cartridges and shells in personal possession when the season is not open for any game bird, except as provided in subdivision 3.
Subd. 3. Permits for organizations and individuals to use game birds and firearms. The commissioner may issue special permits, without a fee, to organizations and individuals to use firearms and live ammunition on domesticated birds or banded game birds from game farms for holding field trials and training hunting dogs.
Subd. 4. Use of raccoons. The commissioner may issue special permits, without a fee, to possess one raccoon to train dogs for raccoon hunting.