Montana Invasive Species Pass

Sean Visintainer - 05/24/17

Montana Fishing Access Sign

New Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Pass is Required for All Anglers when purchasing your license as well as current license holders.

Any anglers headed to Montana to fish should be aware that effective now you are required to purchase an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Pass. This new AIS rule is required for ALL anglers whether floating or on foot. Even if you already purchased a license for the 2017 season you are required to buy the new AIS Prevention Pass online or at a license vendor before hitting the water. Cost online with the processing fee comes to $16.66. We all need to do our part to prevent the spread of AIS in our waterways which is becoming more of a threat these days as more boat check stations have popped up in Montana, Idaho, and now Washington.

The big thing with helping prevent the spread of AIS is to make sure your boat, gear, boots, waders, etc is clean of debris, mud, etc and dry before hitting new water. A little effort goes a long ways in helping slow, or stop the spread of these issues rivers are facing.

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