Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. Wild Birds -- Regulation of Raptors

Captive Breeding Of Raptors -- Permit -- Transfer And Revocation -- Rules

87-5-210. Captive breeding of raptors -- permit -- transfer and revocation -- rules. (1) The department may grant permits to a person, whether or not licensed under this part, for the taking and holding of raptors for captive breeding purposes under such conditions, consistent with this part and with rules adopted by the commission, as the department may specify in the permit. The commission may set permit qualifications and fees by rule.

(2) Captive breeding permits are not transferable and may be revoked at any time by the department for violation of any conditions of the permit or regulations of the commission.

(3) The commission shall adopt rules regarding raptors taken and held for captive breeding projects. Rules adopted under this section are intended to conform to standards and regulations adopted under federal law by being at least as restrictive.

History: En. Secs. 3, 4, 5, Ch. 297, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 532, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 243, L. 1991.