(1) Persons must possess both a federal and a Montana raptor propagation permit in order to:

(a) possess, transport, import, purchase, barter, or capture from the wild, any raptor for propagation purposes; and

(b) offer to sell, purchase, or barter a raptor egg or semen for propagation purposes.

(2) Persons wishing to apply for a Montana raptor propagation permit shall file a written application on a form provided by the department, a copy of a current federal raptor propagation permit, and $100.

(3) Montana raptor propagation permits are valid for a period of five years or portion thereof, and shall expire on the date designated on the face of the permit unless amended or revoked. Permits are renewable.

History: 87-5-210, MCA; IMP, 87-5-210, MCA; NEW, 1983 MAR p. 1829, Eff. 12/16/83; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 500, Eff. 3/9/12.