Watercraft inspection stations open
April 1, 2021
Montana's first watercraft inspection stations opened for the 2021 season. Inspection stations near Dillon and Ravalli opened earlier this month. The watercraft inspection station at Clearwater Junction will open April 17 and operate from dawn to dusk.
The Anaconda station opened March 20 and intercepted the first mussel-fouled boat of the year. A used motorboat that had been recently purchased in Wisconsin was found with zebra mussels attached to the anchor. The Anaconda inspectors reported the mussels were dry and dead. The motorboat was en route to Sandpoint, Idaho.
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