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(1) A permittee may engage in aerial hunting only over areas specifically approved for him to hunt by the department of livestock. Such approval will be given only upon a showing that livestock depredation has occurred or is likely to occur in the area to be approved, or in an area adjacent thereto, and that the land owner administrator, lessee, or their agent has given written approval for the aerial hunting to take place.

(2) Only coyotes and/or foxes may be hunted as set forth in the permit. The hunting or harassment of any other animal will result in revocation of the permit. Aerial hunting of coyotes and/or foxes may occur only for the protection of livestock, domestic animals or human life. For extraordinary reasons, the permit may be modified to allow the aerial hunting of other predatory animals not protected by federal law.

(3) No permittee may engage in aerial hunting who is not in full compliance with all applicable rules and regulations governing pilots and aircraft issued by the federal aviation administration or the Montana aeronautics division, department of commerce.

(4) A permittee may not use an aircraft in aerial hunting until the department has been notified of that use and has received adequate identifying information about the aircraft.

History: Sec. 81-7-502 MCA; IMP, Sec. 81-7-502 MCA; NEW, Eff. 1/2/77; AMD, 1979 MAR p. 1240, Eff. 10/12/79.

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