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    Subdivision 1. Field training. A person may not train hunting dogs afield on public lands
administered by the commissioner from April 16 to July 14 except as specifically authorized by
permit or rule.
    Subd. 2. Restriction on ammunition while training. A person training a dog afield and
carrying a firearm may only have blank cartridges and shells in personal possession when the
season is not open for any game bird, except as provided in subdivision 3.
    Subd. 3. Permits for organizations and individuals to use game birds and firearms. (a)
The commissioner may issue special permits, without a fee, to use firearms and live ammunition
on domesticated birds or banded game birds from game farms.
(b) Permits for holding field trials may be issued to organizations. The permit shall specify
the dates and locations of the field trial. The commissioner may limit the number of dates
approved for any organization.
(c) Permits for training hunting dogs may be issued to an individual.
(d) Domesticated birds, other than pigeons, and game farm birds used for trials or training
under this section must be clearly marked with dye or a streamer attached to a leg in a manner that
makes them visually identifiable prior to being taken.
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 2005 c 146 s 52]
History: 1986 c 386 art 2 s 2; 1993 c 269 s 9,10; 2005 c 146 s 21,22; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 2 s 105