Hearing on replacement licensing rule changes switched to teleconference
By angelamontana

Posted: March 23, 2020

The administrative rule hearing scheduled for Monday, March 23 at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks headquarters in Helena will now be a teleconference hearing.

The call in number will be (425) 436-6384 and callers will need to type in 709771 to get into the hearing. The call will start at 6 p.m.

The proposed rule changes will make it more convenient for customers to replace their hunting licenses and permits during this time of transition to regular paper for licenses and permits. The department anticipates an increase in need for replacement licenses during this transition.

Currently, license holders can replace a hunting license or permit that is lost, stolen or destroyed by signing an affidavit and submitting the affidavit at an FWP office or license provider and limits the number of replacements to two within a two-year period.

The proposed rule amendments remove the number of reprints allowed and the requirement for customers to sign an affidavit to receive a replacement license or permit.

The language of the proposed rule amendments can be found on FWP’s website at http://fwp.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/rules/pn_0302.html.

In addition, public comment can be submitted in writing to FWP, Attention Licensing, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701 or emailed to FWPLicensingRules@mt.gov. The deadline for public comment is March 27.