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97B.085 USE OF RADIOS TO TAKE ANIMALS.

Subdivision 1.Radio use in taking game prohibited.

A person may not use radio equipment to take big game or small game.

Subd. 2.Taking unprotected wild animals; permit required.

A person may not use radio equipment to take unprotected wild animals without a permit. The commissioner may issue a permit to take unprotected animals with radio equipment. The commissioner shall cancel the permit upon receiving a valid complaint of misconduct regarding the permittee's hunting activities.

Subd. 3.Communication excepted.

This section does not prohibit the use of:

(1) radio communication between a handler and a dog;

(2) a remote-controlled animal noise caller for taking crows, fur-bearing animals, and unprotected animals; or

(3) a remote-controlled motorized decoy used for taking migratory waterfowl under section 97B.811, subdivision 4a, or for taking mourning doves.