12.9.804A GAME DAMAGE HUNT ROSTER
(1) A game damage hunt roster will be used to provide a list of some or all of the hunters available to participate in game damage hunts and management hunts, according to the following procedures:
(a) hunters interested in participating in game damage hunts and management hunts will apply through the department web site between dates specified by the department annually. Hunters without internet access may apply at any department regional or Helena office. A roster will be established through a computerized random selection of applicant names, with roster results being made available online by a date specified by the department annually. If necessary, the department may establish additional sign-up periods;
(b) hunters may apply only for one antelope hunting district, one deer hunting district, and one elk hunting district;
(c) resident and nonresident hunters must possess a valid unused antelope, deer, or elk license or permit specific to the species being hunted to participate in a game damage hunt or management hunt; and
(d) nonresident hunters who possess a valid unused antelope, deer, or elk license may comprise up to 10% of the total game damage hunt roster pool of hunters for a specific game damage hunt or management hunt.
(2) If sufficient numbers of hunters to participate in a game damage hunt or management hunt for a hunting district cannot be identified from that district's game damage hunt roster, hunters on the roster from an adjacent hunting district may be selected.
(3) The department may also identify eligible hunters through other established means of hunter selection, including first-come, first-served advertised opportunities, unsuccessful special license or permit applicant lists, or lists of names supplied by landowners.
History: 87-1-225, MCA; IMP, 87-1-225, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 1867, Eff. 7/28/06; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 138, Eff. 12/11/15.