Subdivision 1. Angling; Take a Kid Fishing Weekends. (a) A resident age 16 years or older may take fish by angling without an angling license and may take fish by spearing from a dark house without a spearing license and without a fish house or dark house license during one three-day consecutive period of the open water angling season and one three-day consecutive period of the ice angling season designated by the commissioner if the resident is accompanied by a child who is under age 16. The commissioner may, by written order published in the State Register, establish the three-day consecutive periods. The written order is not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply.
(b) The commissioner may designate and publicize the three-day periods as “Take a Kid Fishing Weekend” for the open water angling season and “Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend” for the ice angling season. The commissioner shall announce the date of each three-day weekend at least 30 days in advance of the date it occurs. . . . Subd. 4. Angling; Take a Mom Fishing Weekend. — Any mother who is a resident of Minnesota may take fish by angling without a license during the Saturday and Sunday of the angling season that coincides with Mother’s Day. The commissioner shall publicize the Saturday and Sunday as “Take a Mom Fishing Weekend.”
Citation: Minn. Stat. § 97A.445