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97A.321 DOGS PURSUING, WOUNDING, OR KILLING BIG GAME.

Subdivision 1.Owner responsibility; penalty amount.

(a) The owner of a dog that pursues but does not kill or mortally wound a big game animal is subject to a civil penalty of $100 for each violation. The owner of a dog that kills or mortally wounds a big game animal is subject to a civil penalty of $500 for each violation.

(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a person using a dog in compliance with section 97B.207.

Subd. 2.Appeals.

Civil penalties under this section may be appealed according to procedures in section 116.072, subdivision 6, if the person requests a hearing by notifying the commissioner in writing within 15 days after receipt of the citation. If a hearing is not requested within the 15-day period, the civil penalty becomes a final order not subject to further review.

Subd. 3.Enforcement.

Civil penalties under this section may be enforced according to section 116.072, subdivisions 9 and 10.

Subd. 4.Paying penalty.

Penalty amounts shall be remitted to the commissioner within 30 days of issuance of the penalty notice and shall be deposited in the game and fish fund.