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Conservation Code
Chapter III. Hunting and Trapping Regulations

Section 31.01. Band Hunting and Trapping Permit

Section 31.02. Non-Band Hunting and Trapping Permit

Section 31.03. Hunting and Trapping Fees

Section 31.04. Hunting or Trapping of Game on Privately Owned Land

Section 32.01. Taking of Any Species Determined Rare or Endangered by the Committee and State of MN

Section 32.02. Small Game Rules and Regulations

Section 32.03. Big Game Rules and Regulations

Section 32.04. Trapping Rules and Regulations

Section 32.05. Commercial Taking Exceptions of Big Game, Small Game, or Fur Bearing Animals

Section 32.06. Other Regulations

Section 32.07. Restrictions Prohibiting Trapping or Hunting of Specified Species

Section 32.08. Possession of a Valid Firearms Safety Certificate of Persons Under Sixteen Years of Age

LLOjibwe CC § 31.01
Section 31.01. Band Hunting and Trapping Permit

Every member of the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians who hunts or traps within the Leech Lake Reservation must have in his or her possession a proper Band Hunting Permit. This permit must be in his or her possession at all times when hunting, trapping or taking within the Reservation any small game, big game or fur bearing animals, or when possessing or transporting any place in the State of Minnesota any small game, big game or fur bearing animal lawfully taken within the Reservation. Band Members under sixteen (16) years of age may take small game in accordance with the provisions of this Code without a permit.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 31.01, LLOjibwe CC § 31.01



LLOjibwe CC § 31.02
Section 31.02. Non-Band Hunting and Trapping Permit

If the Conservation Committee determines that it is in the best interest of the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, it may issue a Non-Band Hunting Permit to (1) any member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe not enrolled with the Leech Lake Band, (2) any other Indian who resides within the Leech Lake Reservation but is not enrolled with the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, and (3) to any visiting Indian officials. Such a permit must be in possession of any such person who takes big game, small game or traps within the Leech Lake Reservation or who transport or possesses big game, small game or furs lawfully taken on the Reservation any place within the State of Minnesota. Non-Band Members under sixteen (16) years of age may take small game in accordance with this Ordinance without a permit.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 31.02, LLOjibwe CC § 31.02




LLOjibwe CC § 31.03
Section 31.03. Hunting and Trapping Fees

Fees may be charged at the discretion of the Conservation Committee for the issuance of permits required under Sections 31.01 and 31.02. The Conservation Committee may charge a higher fee for the issuance of a Non-Band Hunting Permit than for a Band Hunting Permit.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 31.03, LLOjibwe CC § 31.03




LLOjibwe CC § 31.04
Section 31.04. Hunting or Trapping of Game on Privately Owned Land

This section shall not be construed to permit the entry for hunting or trapping of game on privately owned land without permission of the owner thereof, provided by Minnesota Statutes 100.273 and 100.29 (subd. 21) as enacted at the time of the Settlement Agreement in 1973.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 31.04, LLOjibwe CC § 31.04




LLOjibwe CC § 32.01
Section 32.01. Taking of Any Species Determined Rare or Endangered by the Committee and State of MN

(1) There shall be no taking, possession, or transportation whatsoever of bald eagle, fisher, golden eagle, marten, timberwolf or any species determined to be rare or endangered by the Committee and State of Minnesota; however, the Reservation Business Committee may authorize a fisher or martin trapping season if the state of Minnesota authorizes such trapping season for non-Indians.

(2) No protected wild animal shall be captured or trapped and kept for a pet or for sale unless a special permit for such purpose has been issued by the Conservation Committee.

(3) All weapons carried on or in a self-propelled motor vehicle shall be kept completely cased during the period from one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before sunrise, unless the weapon is in the trunk of a motor vehicle.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 32.01, LLOjibwe CC § 32.01

 




LLOjibwe CC § 32.02
Section 32.02. Small Game Rules and Regulations

(1) The small game season shall be set annually by the Conservation Committee.

(2) There shall be no limitation as to the season, number or manner of taking of rabbit or squirrel.

(3) The taking of migratory birds shall be subject to the provisions of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 703-711 and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto set forth at 50 C.F.R., Part 10.

(4) The taking of ruffed grouse, sharp-tailed grouse and spruce hen shall be limited to six (6) per day per person, and the possession and transportation of these types of small game shall be limited to twelve (12) at any time.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 32.02, LLOjibwe CC § 32.02

 




LLOjibwe CC § 32.03
Section 32.03. Big Game Rules and Regulations

(1) The taking of deer and bear shall be limited to one (1) each per season provided that a Special Permit may be issued allowing the taking of one(1) additional deer upon a showing that a greater need for sustenance exists. A Special Permit is to be returned to the Committee after use. The season shall be within the period of September 1 to January 31, inclusive. Each permittee shall be furnished with locking seals paid for by the state of Minnesota. The seal shall be affixed to the deer between the tendon and bone and around the bone of the leg or affixed to the bear through an ear so that such seal cannot be removed without breaking the lock. The seal shall be affixed before transporting the animal in any manner or taking it to your place of abode. Such seal must remain on the animal during all phases of possession and transportation and until the animal is butchered or processed.

(2) The taking of elk and moose shall not be permitted; however, the Conservation Committee may authorize a moose or elk season if the state of Minnesota authorizes an elk or moose season for non-Indians.

(3) Set guns, swivel guns and dogs shall not be used for the taking of big game animals.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 32.03, LLOjibwe CC § 32.03

 

LLOjibwe CC § 32.04
Section 32.04. Trapping Rules and Regulations

(1) The season for the trapping of fur bearing animals not subject to the restrictions set forth in Chapter 1. Section 13.01(2) shall be set annually by the Conservation Committee.

(2) All fur bearing animals taken pursuant to these regulations and all traps used pursuant to these regulations shall bear the permittee's name and address or the identification number of the permittee's Band Hunting permit or Non-Band Hunting Permit.

(3) When shipping furs taken under a Band or Non-Band Hunting Permit, the parcel must be plainly marked on the outside stating the name, address and permit number of the shipper and kind and number of skins contained in the package. The waybill or receipt issued by any common carrier to a shipper shall specify the number and species of furs so shipped.

(4) Hides or pelts adapted to personal use need not carry the permit number of the taker once one adaption is completed.

(5) It shall be unlawful to disturb beaver dens or houses. Muskrat houses, if opened, shall be returned as near as practicable to their natural condition.

(6) The taking of fisher shall be limited to three (3) animals per season by a single permittee.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 32.04, LLOjibwe CC § 32.04



LLOjibwe CC § 32.05
Section 32.05. Commercial Taking Exceptions of Big Game, Small Game, or Fur Bearing Animals

There shall be no commercial taking of big game, small game or fur bearing animals with the following exceptions, for which no special commercial permit is needed other than the Band Hunting Permit or Non-Band Hunting Permit:

(1) The skins of all fur bearing animals may be taken commercially according to the regulations of Section 32.04 above.

(2) The hides of deer may be possessed and transported for commercial purposes and when transported or shipped the taker must comply with the regulations set forth at Section 32.04(3) above if otherwise lawfully taken.

(3) The flesh of beaver, muskrat, rabbit and raccoon may be taken for commercial purposes, and when the flesh of these animals is transported or shipped, the taker must comply with the regulations set forth as Section 32.04 (3) above. The flesh of animals enumerated herein, except that of muskrat, may not be transported outside of the State of Minnesota.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 32.05, LLOjibwe CC § 32.05




LLOjibwe CC § 32.06
Section 32.06. Other Regulations

There shall be no taking of any wild animal from moving motor vehicles, including snowmobiles. There shall no taking of wild animals with the use of artificial lights except for raccoon which have been treed by a dog. There shall be no hunting within 500 feet of any public campground during the season within which it is open for public use, or within 500 feet of any occupied dwelling. There shall be no firing from, down or across any maintained highway or improved graveled public road while hunting big game.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 32.06, LLOjibwe CC § 32.06




LLOjibwe CC § 32.07
Section 32.07. Restrictions Prohibiting Trapping or Hunting of Specified Species

The Conservation Commission may shorten the season provided by these regulations, may impose restrictions where none are set forth, or may close and prohibit trapping or hunting of specified species of small game, big game or fur bearing animals, when it determines that such acts are in the best interests of the resources. The Conservation Committee may also impose such other restrictions on manner of taking and bag limits as it deems necessary for preservation of the resource.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 32.07, LLOjibwe CC § 32.07

 




LLOjibwe CC § 32.08
Section 32.08. Possession of a Valid Firearms Safety Certificate of Persons Under Sixteen Years of Age

All persons under sixteen (16) years of age must possess a valid Firearms Safety Certificate issued by the Reservation or the state of Minnesota in order to hunt with a firearm. All persons under twelve (12) years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to hunt with a firearm. Persons twelve (12) to sixteen (16) years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to hunt big game with a firearm. All persons hunting big game by means of firearm shall wear red or blaze orange clothing visible over at least fifty percent of their body.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 32.08, LLOjibwe CC § 32.08

 

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