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97B.311 DEER SEASONS AND RESTRICTIONS.
    (a) The commissioner may, by rule, prescribe restrictions and designate areas where deer
may be taken, including hunter selection criteria for special hunts established under section
97A.401, subdivision 4. The commissioner may, by rule, prescribe the open seasons for deer
within the following periods:
    (1) taking with firearms, other than muzzle-loading firearms, between November 1 and
December 15;
    (2) taking with muzzle-loading firearms between September 1 and December 31; and
    (3) taking by archery between September 1 and December 31.
    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the commissioner may establish special seasons within
designated areas at any time of year.
History: 1986 c 386 art 2 s 28; 1991 c 259 s 23; 1993 c 269 s 18; 1996 c 410 s 40; 2003 c
128 art 1 s 77; 2004 c 215 s 23; 2004 c 255 s 51; 2006 c 281 art 2 s 39; 2007 c 131 art 1 s 43

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