Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. General Provisions


81-1-101. Definitions. Unless the context requires otherwise, in Title 81, the following definitions apply:

(1) (a) "Bison" means domestic bison or feral bison.

(b) The term does not include:

(i) wild buffalo or wild bison; or

(ii) for the purposes of chapter 9, buffalo.

(2) "Board" means the board of livestock provided for in 2-15-3102, except as provided in Title 81, chapter 23.

(3) "Department" means the department of livestock provided for in Title 2, chapter 15, part 31.

(4) "Domestic bison" means a bison that is not a wild buffalo or wild bison.

(5) "Feral bison" means a domestic bison or progeny of a domestic bison that has escaped or been released from captivity and is running at large and unrestrained on public or private land.

(6) "Wild buffalo" or "wild bison" means a bison that:

(a) has not been reduced to captivity;

(b) has never been subject to the per capita fee under 15-24-921;

(c) has never been owned by a person; and

(d) is not the offspring of a bison that has been subject to the per capita fee under 15-24-921.

History: En. 46-103.1 by Sec. 48, Ch. 310, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 46-103.1; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 361, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 403, L. 2011; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 507, L. 2021.