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FWP proposes amendments to hunting license replacement rules


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking to change the administrative rules governing license replacements for hunters and will hold a hearing on the changes March 23 in Helena.

The proposed rule changes will make it more convenient for customers to replace their hunting licenses and permits during this time of transition to regular paper for licenses and permits. The department has seen an increase in need for replacement licenses during this transition.

Currently, license holders can replace a hunting license or permit that is lost, stolen or destroyed by signing an affidavit and submitting the affidavit at an FWP office or license provider and limits the number of replacements to two within a two-year period.

The proposed rule amendments remove the number of reprints allowed and the requirement for customers to sign an affidavit to receive a replacement license or permit.

A hearing on the proposed rule changes will be held March 23 at 6 p.m., at its Helena headquarters building, 1420 E. 6th Ave.

The language of the proposed rule amendments can be found on FWP’s website at

In addition, public comment can be submitted in writing to FWP, Attention Licensing, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701 or emailed to The deadline for public comment is March 27.