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Scientific Fish & Wildlife Permit Applications

Scientific Aquatic

Aquatic Scientific Collectors Permit Application

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Reporting Form

An annual report describing the results must be submitted to the Department by December 31 of the year issued. Beginning in 2012, Scientific Collector's Permit holders have been required to provide fish measurements and metadata relating to the sampling.

Electrofishing Form 18 KB

Netting Form 17 KB

Aquatic Scientific Collector Permits are required for any learning institution, government agencies, or individual in order to take, kill, capture possess any fish in Montana. Learn more

Scientific Terrestrial

Terrestrial Scientific Collector's Permit

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Reporting Form - An annual report describing the results must be submitted to the Department by December 31 of the year issued.

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Research or educational projects that involve capture, handling, and/or possession of protected live wild animals or wild animal parts found in Montana require annually approved Scientific Collector's permits. Learn more

Migratory Bird Rehabilitation Permit

Annually approved Scientific Collector's permits are required for persons wishing to house or rehabilitate injured or orphaned wild migratory birds found in Montana. In addition, a USFWS migratory bird rehabilitation permit is required. Learn more

Tattoo Numbers Application

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For bears, coyotes, mountain lions, tigers, and wolves. Learn more

Petition for Classification of an Exotic Species

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Animals not yet classified as non-controlled, controlled, or prohibited are considered prohibited for personal possession until classified. Learn more

Controlled Exotic Wildlife Permit Application

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Permit needed to possess an exotic animal already classified as a controlled species. Learn more