Montana Code Annotated 1999

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     87-1-248. Qualification of upland game bird enhancement projects. (1) A project eligible for funding under the pheasant release program must contain the proper combination of winter cover, food, nesting cover, and other pheasant habitat components determined necessary by the department to provide for a viable permanent pheasant population.
     (2) Habitat enhancement efforts must include assistance to applicants in the establishment of suitable nesting cover, winter cover, and feeding areas through cost-sharing programs, leases, and conservation easements.
     (3) No project containing hunting preserves or any commercial hunting enterprise or wherein hunting rights are leased or paid for is eligible for funding.
     (4) Preference must be given for project applications submitted by youth organizations, 4-H clubs, sportsmen's groups, and other associations of sufficient size to guarantee completion of all project requirements. However, individual landowners may also apply, so long as the land in the project area remains open to public hunting in accordance with reasonable use limitations imposed by the landowner.

     History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 636, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 232, L. 1989.

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