The 2023 Legislative Session: Montana

Lobby for 2022-2023 predator protections

"The department is seeking to remove the residency requirements for permitting aerial hunters of coyotes and foxes as well as remove the requirement for landowners to report when hunting over their own property." See current draft

Proposed Bill Data

Requested by: Department of Livestock, Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Division: Central Services
Statutes addressed: 81‐5‐503, 81‐5‐505
LC 0383

AN ACT REVISING LAWS FOR AIRCRAFT USE IN RELATION TO WILDLIFE AND NATIONAL FOREST LANDS; DEFINING AN "AIRCRAFT" TO INCLUDE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES AND OTHER AIRBORNE DEVICES FOR THE PURPOSES OF HUNTING, HAZING, HARASSING, AND OTHERWISE INTERACTING WITH WILDLIFE; REMOVING THE OBLIGATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE, AND PARKS TO PERMIT AIRCRAFT ACTIVITY ON NATIONAL FOREST LAND.

Proposed Bill Data

Requested by: Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks by Environmental Quality Council
Division:
Statutes addressed: 87-6-101, 87-6-107, AND 87-6-208
LC 0737

HB 131: Remove 24 hour wait requirement for wolf licence

Strikes, “A person who purchases a license pursuant to this section after August 31 may not use the license until 24 hours after the license is issued.” See draft text

Proposed Bill Data

Requested by: Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Division:
Statutes addressed: 87-2-523 AND 87-2-524
Draft: LC0736 

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Proposed Bill Data

Requested by: Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Division:
Statutes addressed: