(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) or section 97A.405, subdivision 2, a person required to possess a small game license may not hunt pheasants without a pheasant stamp validation.
(b) The following persons are exempt from this subdivision:
(1) residents and nonresidents under age 18 and residents over age 65;
(2) persons hunting on licensed commercial shooting preserves;
(3) resident disabled veterans with a license issued under section 97A.441, subdivision 6a; and
(4) residents and nonresidents hunting on licenses issued under section 97A.475, subdivision 2, clause (18); or 3, paragraph (a), clause (14).
A person may not take pheasants between the evening time that the commissioner establishes by rule and 9:00 a.m.