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. A nonresident may not take raccoon, bobcat, fox, or coyote by firearms without a separate license to take that animal in addition to a small game license.
Subd. 3a. Nonresidents; trapping small game. A nonresident may take small game by trapping only on land owned by the nonresident, if the nonresident possesses a trapping license and 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.
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