Private pond owners who have fish-stocking permits that are 10 years old and older will have until June to renew the permit under a law passed by the 2005 Legislature.
The new law requires fish-stocking permits to be renewed every 10 years and it sets a $10 fee for permit applications and renewals.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the agency that administers pond fish-stocking permits, will mail permit renewal notices to all affected pond owners beginning in April. Permits that are not renewed will become inactive. To stock these ponds with fish in the future, pond owners will need to reapply for a permit.
If you have a pond stocking permit that was issued prior to January 1, 1996 and do not receive a renewal form from FWP by mid-April, please contact Nancy Podolinsky at 406-444-7319, or by email at: Nancy Podolinsky.
Completed fish-stocking permit renewal forms should be returned to the FWP regional office where the pond is located.