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97B.655 TAKING ANIMALS CAUSING DAMAGE.
    Subdivision 1. Owners and occupants may take certain animals. A person may take
mink, squirrel, rabbit, hare, raccoon, bobcat, fox, opossum, muskrat, or beaver on land owned or
occupied by the person where the animal is causing damage. The person may take the animal
without a license and in any manner except by poison, or artificial lights in the closed season.
Raccoons may be taken under this subdivision with artificial lights during open season. A person
that kills mink, raccoon, bobcat, fox, opossum, muskrat, or beaver under this subdivision must
notify a conservation officer or employee of the Wildlife Division within 24 hours after the
animal is killed.
    Subd. 2. Special permit for taking protected wild animals. The commissioner may issue
special permits under section 97A.401, subdivision 5, to take protected wild animals that are
damaging property or to remove or destroy their dens, nests, houses, or dams.
History: 1986 c 386 art 2 s 53; 1987 c 149 art 1 s 50; 1989 c 287 s 5; 1997 c 226 s 33; 2002
c 323 s 12; 2005 c 146 s 36; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 2 s 113