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Citations

There are many types of violations that Montana FWP Wardens encounter in their day-to-day activities in addition to the "poaching" and hunting-related categories. The table below shows the number of citations issued for these other types of violations.

Montana's game wardens write an average of 4,500 violation tickets per year. They also issue over one-third that number in written warnings—more than 1,600 a year on average.  A statistic you might not expect to find is the number of verbal warnings provided by wardens.  An average of over 6,200 verbal warnings are given to outdoor enthusiasts every year.  The table below lists these statistics, as well as the number of angler and hunter contacts by our wardens, averaging over 80,300 contacts per year.

Feel free to contact Montana FWP Law Enforcement if you have questions or would like additional information.  Call (406) 444-2452.

Violation Types

Calendar Years 2000-2009

(for citations entered in the violation database through June 2010)

Violation Type
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Boating

1,105

1,290

897

899

614

449

610

628

466

273

Fishing

408

373

252

252

227

265

268

234

192

112

Hunting

935

935

1,018

1,044

1,001

978

1,039

1,040

919

404

Licensing

961

1,073

904

938

909

959

961

733

702

383

Outfitting

38

33

26

23

25

33

64

48

35

6

Recreation

733

751

821

806

749

613

782

611

716

468

Total Violation Citations, Warnings, and Angler-Hunter Checks

Calendar Years 2000-2009

(figures from Warden Monthly Activity Reports for the same period)

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Violation Citations

4,690

5,429

4,591

4,702

4,426

4,018

4,578

4,211

4,027

4,455

Written Warnings

1,388

1,520

1,616

1,640

1,609

1,572

1,616

1,530

1,824

2,102

Verbal Warnings

5,638

6,664

5,838

5,904

4,977

4,754

6,930

6,655

7,306

7,563

Angler-Hunter Checks

92,097

93,733

89,984

77,362

70,148

71,061

69,987

76,816

78,620

84,118