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97A.325 PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFULLY BUYING OR SELLING WILD ANIMALS.
    Subdivision 1. Gross misdemeanor for sales of $300 or more. (a) A person that buys or
sells protected wild animals in violation of the game and fish laws where the sales total $300 or
more is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. The person is subject to the penalty in section 97A.301,
subdivision 2
, except that the fine may not be less than $3,000 or more than $10,000.
(b) Licenses possessed by a person convicted under this subdivision are null and void and the
person may not take wild animals for three years after the conviction.
    Subd. 2. Deer; bear; moose; elk; caribou. Except as provided in subdivision 1, a person
that violates a provision of the game and fish laws relating to buying or selling deer, bear, moose,
elk, or caribou is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
    Subd. 3. Small game and game fish. Except as provided in subdivision 1, a person that buys
or sells small game or game fish in violation of the game and fish laws where the sales total
$50 or more is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
    Subd. 4. Fur-bearing animals. Except as provided in subdivision 1, a person that buys
fur-bearing animals in violation of the game and fish laws is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
History: 1986 c 386 art 1 s 50; 1987 c 149 art 1 s 23; 1991 c 254 art 2 s 27