(1) When two or more contests are proposed on a single body of water the department will approve applications which:

(a) offer the best opportunities for public benefits by furthering knowledge of angling ethics and aquatic ecology;

(b) have been approved historically;

(c) have had good participation; and

(d) have a good record of compliance.

(2) The department may request that applicants competing for a permit on the same or consecutive weekends resolve conflicts and allocate limited dates among themselves.

History: 87-3-121, MCA; IMP, 87-3-121, MCA; NEW, 1987 MAR p. 1627, Eff. 9/25/87; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 367, Eff. 3/17/95; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 1073, Eff. 4/12/02.