2022 Montana Code Annotated
Title 87. Fish and Wildlife
Chapter 2. Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Licenses
Part 10. Interstate Fishing Privileges
87-2-1001. Reciprocal fishing privileges of licensees of bordering states

Universal Citation: MT Code § 87-2-1001 (2022)

87-2-1001. Reciprocal fishing privileges of licensees of bordering states. (1) Any person who is properly licensed to fish in a state that borders Montana and who complies with Montana fish and game laws and regulations may fish in any part of a lake, reservoir, pond, river, stream, or body of water in Montana that lies within or partly within 10 miles of the boundaries of Montana when the water is declared to be open to fishing by the department if the bordering state grants the same or similar privileges in any lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers, streams, or bodies of water designated in a reciprocal agreement as authorized in subsection (2) within its boundaries to holders of valid Montana fishing licenses and if the bordering state enters into a reciprocal agreement with Montana setting forth terms as provided by this part.

(2) The department is authorized to enter into reciprocal agreements with corresponding state officials of adjoining states for purposes of providing reciprocal fishing privileges upon any body or bodies of water as described in subsection (1). A reciprocal agreement may include provisions by which each state shall honor the license of the other state only when a valid reciprocal license is purchased from the honoring state, the charge for the reciprocal license being set by mutual agreement of the states.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 14, L. 1965; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 417, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 26-225; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 187, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 130, L. 2009.

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