Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. Wild Birds -- Regulation of Raptors

Restrictions On Species Allowed For Falconry

87-5-205. Restrictions on species allowed for falconry. (1) 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 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.

History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 309, L. 1971; amd. Sec. 34, Ch. 511, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 34, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 39, Ch. 9, L. 1977; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 417, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 26-501.1(4), (7); amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 422, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 383, L. 1999.