97A.115 ESTABLISHMENT OF SHOOTING PRESERVES.
Subdivision 1. Licenses; rules.
A person may not operate a shooting preserve without a
license. The commissioner may issue licenses to operate commercial shooting preserves and
private shooting preserves if the commissioner determines that it is in the public interest and that
there will not be an adverse effect on wild game bird populations. Private shooting preserves
may only be located outside of the pheasant range as determined by the commissioner. The
commissioner may adopt rules to implement this section and section
Subd. 2. Species available.
Species that may be released and hunted in a licensed shooting
preserve must be specified in the license and are limited to unprotected birds, adult pheasant,
and bob-white quail for private shooting preserves and adult pheasant, bob-white quail, turkey,
mallard duck, black duck, and other species designated by the commissioner for commercial
shooting preserves. These game birds must be pen hatched and raised.
Subd. 3. Size of preserve.
A shooting preserve must be at least 40 but not more than
160 contiguous acres for private shooting preserves and at least 100 but not more than 1,000
contiguous acres, including any water area, for commercial shooting preserves.
Subd. 4. Posting of boundaries.
The boundaries of a shooting preserve must be clearly
posted in a manner prescribed by the commissioner.
Subd. 5. Revocation of license.
The commissioner may revoke a shooting preserve license
if the licensee or persons authorized to hunt in the preserve have been convicted of a violation
under this section or section
. After revocation, a new license may be issued in the
discretion of the commissioner.
History: 1986 c 386 art 1 s 22; 1990 c 605 s 1; 1994 c 623 art 1 s 22; 1995 c 186 s 27