97B.811 Decoys and blinds on public lands and waters.
Subdivision 1. Blinds and decoys prohibited before season. A person may not erect a blind or place decoys in public waters or on public land more than one hour before the open season for waterfowl.
Subd. 2. Hours for placing decoys. Except as provided in subdivisions 3 and 4, a person may not place decoys in public waters or on public lands more than one hour before lawful shooting hours for waterfowl.
Subd. 3. Restrictions on leaving decoys overnight. During the open season for waterfowl, a person may not leave decoys in public waters between sunset and one hour before lawful shooting hours unless:
(1) the decoys are in waters adjacent to private land under the control of the hunter; and
(2) there is not natural vegetation growing in water sufficient to partially conceal a hunter.
Subd. 4. Decoys that are navigational hazard prohibited. A person may not leave decoys in public waters between sunset and one hour before lawful shooting hours if the decoys constitute a navigational hazard.
Subd. 4a. Restrictions on certain motorized decoys. From the opening day of the duck season through the Saturday nearest October 8, a person may not use a motorized decoy on public waters with visible, moving parts that are above the water surface to take migratory waterfowl, other than geese.
Subd. 5. Rules governing blinds. The commissioner may adopt rules for the use of blinds on public lands and public waters.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes