97A.321 Dogs Pursuing, Wounding, Or Killing Big Game


Published: 2015

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


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Subdivision 1.Owner responsibility; penalty amount.

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.


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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.


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Subd. 3.Enforcement.

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


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Subd. 4.Payment of 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.