Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is requesting comments on a proposed rule change that would allow nonresident falconers to capture raptors in Montana for falconry. Under the proposed rule change, nonresident falconers would be allowed to capture raptors in Montana for the sport of falconry for the first time. Montana was one of only a few states that did not allow nonresident capture of raptors for falconry until 2011 when the Montana Legislature eliminated the restriction. FWP has proposed a quota of three raptors and a $200 capture fee for the various species of raptors nonresident falconers may take.
Fish, Wildlife & Parks Bette Moe PO Box 200701 Helena MT 59620-0701 Fax: 406-444-7894
The public comment period for this public notice ended on Friday, December 30, 2011.