Montana hunters have the opportunity to take part in some of the finest hunting found anywhere. But each autumn some individuals unwittingly or knowingly violate our game laws, drawing the ire of those who may witness the acts and causing concern among all who take pride in the state's wonderful hunting heritage.
Big game hunters planning to head afield for the opener on Sunday, Oct. 24 are reminded by Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials to take the time to review Montana's hunting rules and regulations not only to ensure compliance with the law and ensure an enjoyable outing, but also to recognize violations when they occur in the field.
Among the most common game violations are:
FWP officials encourage hunters to protect the future of their sport by policing their own ranks and calling FWP's toll-free 1-800-TIP-Mont (1-800-847-6668) number to report witnessed or suspected property vandalism, trespass or wildlife violations.