84.15 COMMISSIONER'S AUTHORITY; RICE HARVESTING.
Subdivision 1. Authority to restrict harvest.
The commissioner may restrict or prohibit the
harvesting of wild rice grain on public waters of any designated area when, upon investigation
of conditions, it shall be determined necessary or advisable to protect against undue depletion
of the crop so as to retard reseeding or restocking of such area or so as to endanger its effective
use as a natural food for waterfowl.
Subd. 2. Harvest for research or planting.
The commissioner may harvest not to exceed
10,000 pounds of wild rice in any calendar year for the purposes of obtaining wild rice seed for
experimental and research purposes and replanting in public waters of the state, including waters
within the original boundaries of the Minnesota Indian reservations.
History: (6131-15) 1939 c 231 s 12; 1949 c 628 s 1; 1957 c 85 s 1; 1986 c 444