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Section 97A.473

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97A.473 RESIDENT LIFETIME LICENSES.
    Subdivision 1. Resident lifetime licenses authorized. (a) The commissioner may issue a
lifetime angling license, a lifetime small game hunting license, a lifetime firearm or archery deer
hunting license, or a lifetime sporting license to a person who is a resident of the state for at least
one year or who is under age 21 and the child of a person who is a resident of the state for at least
one year. The license fees paid for a lifetime license are nonrefundable.
(b) The commissioner may require the holder of a lifetime license issued under this section
to notify the department each year that the license is used, by:
(1) telephone or Internet notification, as specified by the commissioner;
(2) the purchase of stamps for the license; or
(3) registration and tag issuance, in the case of the resident lifetime deer license.
    Subd. 2. Lifetime angling license; fee. (a) A resident lifetime angling license authorizes
a person to take fish by angling in the state. The license authorizes those activities authorized
by the annual resident angling license. The license does not include a trout and salmon stamp
validation or other stamps required by law.
(b) The fees for a resident lifetime angling license are:
(1) age 3 and under, $227;
(2) age 4 to age 15, $300;
(3) age 16 to age 50, $383; and
(4) age 51 and over, $203.
    Subd. 3. Lifetime small game hunting license; fee. (a) A resident lifetime small game
hunting license authorizes a person to hunt and trap small game in the state. The license authorizes
those hunting and trapping activities authorized by the annual resident small game hunting and
trapping licenses. The license does not include a turkey stamp validation or any other hunting
stamps required by law.
    (b) The fees for a resident lifetime small game hunting license are:
    (1) age 3 and under, $217;
    (2) age 4 to age 15, $290;
    (3) age 16 to age 50, $363; and
    (4) age 51 and over, $213.
    Subd. 4. Lifetime deer hunting license; fee. (a) A resident lifetime deer hunting license
authorizes a person to take deer with firearms or by archery in the state. The license authorizes
those activities authorized by the annual resident firearm deer hunting license or the annual
resident archery deer hunting license. The licensee must register and receive tags each year that
the license is used. The tags shall be issued at no charge to the licensee.
(b) The fees for a resident lifetime firearm or archery deer hunting license are:
(1) age 3 and under, $337;
(2) age 4 to age 15, $450;
(3) age 16 to age 50, $573; and
(4) age 51 and over, $383.
    Subd. 5. Lifetime sporting license; fee. (a) A resident lifetime sporting license authorizes a
person to take fish by angling and hunt and trap small game in the state. The license authorizes
those activities authorized by the annual resident angling, resident small game hunting, and
resident trapping licenses. The license does not include a trout and salmon stamp validation, a
turkey stamp validation, or any other hunting stamps required by law.
    (b) The fees for a resident lifetime sporting license are:
    (1) age 3 and under, $357;
    (2) age 4 to age 15, $480;
    (3) age 16 to age 50, $613; and
    (4) age 51 and over, $413.
History: 2000 c 341 s 5; 1Sp2001 c 2 s 108-110; 2002 c 351 s 8,9; 2007 c 57 art 1 s 89,90