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(a) Deer killed by a motor vehicle on a public road must be removed by the road authority, as defined by section 160.02, subdivision 25, unless the driver of the motor vehicle is allowed to possess the deer under paragraph (b). The commissioner of natural resources must provide to all road authorities standard forms for statistical purposes and the tracking of wild animals.

(b) The driver of a motor vehicle that has collided with and killed a deer on a public road has priority for a possession permit for the entire deer if the facts indicate that the deer was not taken illegally.

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