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By Micah Drew

New Law Requires Anglers to Purchase Prevention Pass


Anglers in Montana are now required to buy an additional pass to fish in the state.

The mandatory Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Pass was part of Senate Bill 363 which was signed by Gov. Steve Bullock Thursday, May 24.

The pass must be purchased once a year in addition to a fishing license. Resident passes cost $2, while nonresident passes are $15.

“We know this will be an inconvenience to some anglers but protecting the health of our waterways is critical,” said FWP director Martha Williams in a press release. “The AIS program we have in place is our best chance at keep...

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