Montana Code Annotated 1999

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     87-4-904. Application for game bird farm license -- limitation on issuance. (1) A person desiring to obtain a game bird farm license shall make a written application to the department. The application must specify:
     (a) the name of the applicant;
     (b) his address;
     (c) the species of game bird and any plans to propagate them;
     (d) the legal description of the lands to be included;
     (e) the type of fence or enclosure that the applicant contemplates erecting;
     (f) the source of game birds; and
     (g) for a nonresident owner, the name and address of a local resident agent.
     (2) (a) A game bird farm license shall be issued only to a responsible applicant who owns or leases the premises on which the operations are to be conducted and who has properly fenced or otherwise enclosed the place where such game bird farm is to be located.
     (b) Any game bird farm owned by a nonresident must have a resident agent who is responsible for the daily operation of the farm and who is authorized by the nonresident owner to receive service of process.
     (3) Within 30 days of receiving the application, the department shall notify the applicant of its decision to approve or deny the application. If the required fencing or enclosure has not been completed, the department shall approve the application subject to the fencing or enclosure being completed. If the application is denied, the department shall specify the reasons for denial.

     History: En. Sec. 23, Ch. 570, L. 1983.

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