Friday, June 14, 2013
Montana's TIP-MONT "crimestopper" program operates year round to manage reports of recreation-related violations. Call 1-800-TIP-MONT, or 1-800-847-6668.
These violations may include boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs; illegal introductions of fish, bait or other species to Montana waters; and using a boat to harass or kill game birds or other aquatic fur-bearing animals.
It's also illegal to discharge garbage, refuse, waste or sewage into or near Montana waters. Montana law requires boats equipped with toilets or porta-potties to dispose of waste properly. Because there are so few marine pump out stations in Montana, boaters should check in advance on the local availability of waste disposal stations.
To report suspected violations, and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward, call 1-800-TIP-MONT, or 1-800-847-6668. For more information on TIP-MONT, visit the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov and look on the Enforcement page.