(1) Fishing outfitters and guides may only operate on the Madison River as long as they have a Madison River Special Recreation Permit and trips allotted them as provided by these rules.

(2) The total number of fishing outfitting and guided trips per individual outfitter and guide is capped at the number of trips reported in 2019 or 2020, whichever is higher.

(3) ARM 12.11.6705 will be implemented upon adoption of:

(a) an allocation method; or

(b) a comprehensive river plan and rule package.

(4) The commission will review ARM 12.11.6705 in 2023 as prescribed by ARM 12.11.6711.


History: 87-1-303, MCA; IMP, 87-1-303, MCA; NEW, 2020 MAR p. 2324, Eff. 12/25/20; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 923, Eff. 7/24/21; AMD, 2022 MAR p. 1808, Eff. 9/24/22.