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     87-2-501. Class A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-7, A-9--resident deer, elk, and bear licenses -- special Class A-7 resident and nonresident license requirements and preference -- fees. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a resident, as defined by 87-2-102, or a nonresident who wishes to purchase a Class A-7 elk license only and who is 12 years of age or older or who will turn 12 years old before or during the season for which the license is issued, upon payment of the proper fee or fees, is entitled to purchase one each of the following licenses at the prescribed cost that will entitle a holder who is 12 years of age or older to hunt the game animal or animals authorized by the license held and to possess the carcasses of those game animals as authorized by department rules:
     (a) Class A-3, deer A tag, $16;
     (b) Class A-4, deer B tag, $10;
     (c) Class A-5, elk tag, $20;
     (d) Class A-6, black bear tag, $19;
     (e) Class A-7, antlerless elk tag, $20;
     (f) Class A-9, resident antlerless elk B tag, $20.
     (2) (a) The holder of a Class A-7 antlerless elk license who is 12 years of age or older is entitled to hunt antlerless elk in areas designated by the commission and at the times and upon the terms set forth by the commission.
     (b) Subject to the management provisions provided in 87-1-321 through 87-1-325, a person may not take more than two elk during any license year, only one of which may be antlered. A person holding a Class A-7 antlerless elk tag may not take an elk during the same license year with a Class A-5 license or nonresident elk tag. The use of Class A-7 antlerless elk licenses does not preclude the department's use of special elk permits.
     (c) Subject to the management provisions provided in 87-1-321 through 87-1-325, a nonresident shall hold a nonresident Class B-10 license as a prerequisite to application for a Class A-7 license.
     (3) Subject to the limitation of subsection (5), a person who owns or is contracting to purchase 640 acres or more of contiguous land, at least some of which is used by elk, in a hunting district where Class A-7 licenses are awarded under this section must be issued, upon application, a Class A-7 license.
     (4) An applicant who receives a Class A-7 license under subsection (3) may designate that the license be issued to an immediate family member or a person employed by the landowner. A corporation owning qualifying land under subsection (3) may designate one of its shareholders to receive the license.
     (5) Subject to the management provisions provided in 87-1-321 through 87-1-325, 15% of the Class A-7 licenses available each year under this section in a hunting district must be available to landowners under subsection (3).

     History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 267, L. 1955; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 16, L. 1957; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 100, L. 1957; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 36, L. 1959; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 36, L. 1963; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 55, L. 1963; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 148, L. 1963; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 9, L. 1965; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 241, L. 1965; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 319, L. 1967; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 84, L. 1969; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 129, L. 1971; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 110, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 139, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 167, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 261, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 408, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 49, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 91, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 289, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 417, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 546, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 169, L. 1977; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 235, L. 1977; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 417, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 26-202.1(4); amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 478, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 554, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 680, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 331, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 623, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 296, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 418, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 592, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 263, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 18, Ch. 417, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 533, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 201, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 553, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 585, L. 2005.

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