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97A.331 PENALTIES RELATED TO HUNTING.

Subdivision 1.Hunting while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.

A person that violates the provision of section 97B.065 relating to hunting while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

Subd. 2.Shining.

A person that violates section 97B.081, subdivision 1, relating to the use of an artificial light to locate wild animals is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

Subd. 3.Transporting illegal big game.

A person that knowingly transports big game taken in violation of the game and fish laws is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

Subd. 4.Taking and possessing big game out of season.

A person that takes or illegally possesses big game during the closed season is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

Subd. 4a.Hunting big game while under revocation.

Notwithstanding section 97A.421, subdivision 7, a person who takes big game during the time the person is prohibited from obtaining a license to take big game under section 97A.421 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

Subd. 5.Moose; elk; caribou.

A person that unlawfully takes, transports, or possesses moose, elk, or caribou in violation of the game and fish laws is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

Subd. 6.Pine marten; otter; fisher; wolverine.

A person that takes, transports, or possesses pine marten, otter, fisher, or wolverine in violation of the game and fish laws is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

Subd. 7.

[Repealed, 2012 c 277 art 1 s 91]