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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. 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.
History: 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; 2004 c 215 s 24,25; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 2 s 109