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SENATE BILL NO. 293
INTRODUCED BY A. BISHOP
AN ACT PROHIBITING FALCONERS FROM USING CERTAIN LISTED SPECIES FOR THE SPORT OF FALCONRY; AMENDING SECTION 87-5-205, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 87-5-205, MCA, is amended to read:
"87-5-205. Restrictions on species allowed for falconry. (1)
The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), bald eagle
(Haliaeetus leucocephalus), and osprey (Pandion haliaeetus) Bald eagles, any raptors listed pursuant to 50 CFR, part 17,
and any species that has been listed pursuant to 87-5-107 may not be captured in this state for the sport of falconry.
(2) Species of raptors
which that are native to North America may be brought into Montana for the purpose of falconry
unless that action is specifically prohibited by this part, the laws of other states, or the rules of the federal government.
Those raptors may be possessed, subject to this part. A person bringing a raptor into this state must be able to show proof of
the area of origin."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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