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Upland Game Bird Hunters, Don't Be Caught Without One
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Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Pheasant hunters, don't be caught without one leg and foot left naturally attached for identification on all recently taken birds.  For other game birds such as grouse and partridge, one fully feathered wing must be left naturally attached for species identification.

The leg and foot or wing must be attached at all times while the bird or birds are transported from the place where they were taken until they have arrived at the permanent residence of the hunter who possesses the birds.

A hunter who leaves game birds somewhere for a period of time, or who turns them over to someone else to transport, should have the birds tagged with the following information:

*  hunter's ALS number,

*  hunter's signature,

*  hunter's address,

*  total number of birds by species,

*  dates birds were killed.

Birds should also be tagged this way if someone is going to transport them for the hunter, or if the birds have been left for cleaning, storage, shipment or taxidermy services.

Other upland game bird hunting regulations may be found in the 2003 Montana Upland Game Birds & Falconry Regulations booklet.