CITY OF NEWPORT
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT, MINNESOTA, AMENDING THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 7, GENERAL REGULATIONS AND OFFENSES
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT, MINNESOTA, HEREBY ORDAINS THAT:
Section 760 - Archery Deer Hunting
Subd. 1 Persons who wish to conduct archery deer hunting in Newport shall complete the Metro Bowhunters Resource Base (MBRB) Proficiency Test Certificate on an annual basis at an approved location. Individuals must possess the MBRB Proficiency Test Certificate when conducting archery deer hunting in Newport.
Subd. 5 Hunting on public land is prohibited unless authorized by the City.
Subd. 6 Persons successful in harvesting deer shall notify the City.
760.05 Deer Management Program. The City Administrator may designate times and dates to conduct a controlled hunt on public property after October 15th of each year.
760.06 Feeding of Deer.
Subd. 1 No person may place or permit to be placed on the ground, or within five feet (5') of the ground surface any grain, fodder, fruit, vegetables, nuts, hay or other edible materials (including feed for birds), which may reasonably be expected to intentionally result in deer feeding, unless such items are screened or protected in a manner that prevents deer from feeding on them. Living fruit trees and other live vegetation shall not be considered as deer feeding.
Subd. 2. Exceptions. This prohibition shall not apply to:
A. Veterinarians, city animal control officers or county, state or federal game officials who are in the course of their duties, have deer in custody or under their management;
B. Persons authorized by the City of Newport to implement the Deer Management Program approved by the City Council; or
C. Any food placed upon the property for purposes of trapping or otherwise taking deer where such trapping or taking is pursuant to a permit issued by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
760.08 Violations and Penalties.
This Ordinance becomes effective upon its passage and publication according to law.
Adopted by the City Council of the City of Newport, Minnesota on the 19th day of July, 2012.