(1) The following endangered species list is established in accordance with Title 87, chapter 5, MCA. Except as otherwise provided, it is unlawful for any person to take, possess, transport, export, sell or offer for sale, and for any common or contract carrier knowingly to transport or receive for shipment any species or subspecies of wildlife appearing on the following list:

(a) whooping crane (grus americana);

(b) Northern Rocky Mountain wolf (canis lupus irremotus); and

(i) Subsection (1)(b) will be applied until the date the gray wolf in Montana is no longer subject to federal jurisdiction under the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq., and the department and commission have sole jurisdiction over the management of the gray wolf in Montana.

(c) black-footed ferret (mustela nigripes).

History: 87-5-107, MCA; IMP, 87-5-107, MCA; NEW, Eff. 9/4/75; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 2329, Eff. 11/24/05; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 2165, Eff. 10/10/08.