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97B.701 PROTECTED BIRDS.

Subdivision 1.Authorized taking.

Protected birds, their nests, and their eggs may be taken only as authorized under the game and fish laws.

Subd. 2.Prohibited methods of taking.

A person may not take protected birds:

(1) with a trap, net, or snare;

(2) using bird lime;

(3) with a swivel or set gun;

(4) by dragging a rope, wire, or other device across a field; or

(5) by using fire.

Subd. 3.Recapturing released bobwhite quail.

Released bobwhite quail may be recaptured without a license. In Houston, Fillmore, and Winona Counties, this subdivision applies only to birds that are banded or otherwise marked.

Subd. 4.Great horned owl.

A person who is authorized to take a great horned owl under a federal permit does not need a state permit to take a great horned owl.