(a) A person may not place bait for bear, or guide hunters to take bear, for compensation without a bear hunting outfitter license. A bear hunting outfitter is not required to have a license to take bear unless the outfitter is attempting to shoot a bear. The commissioner shall adopt rules for qualifications for issuance and administration of the licenses.
(b) The commissioner shall establish a resident master bear hunting outfitter license under which one person serves as the bear hunting outfitter and one other person is eligible to guide and bait bear. Additional persons may be added to the license and are eligible to guide and bait bear under the license, provided the additional fee under section 97A.475, subdivision 16, is paid for each person added. The commissioner shall adopt rules for qualifications for issuance and administration of the licenses.