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(1) A person holding a valid outfitter, professional guide, or guide license who utilizes any type of watercraft while providing services shall prove evidence of licensure by displaying a Montana Board of Outfitters issued watercraft identification on each watercraft to be occupied by the licensee.

(2) The tag shall display the outfitter, professional guide or guide license number for identification purposes.

(3) The tag shall be effective for one calendar year.

(4) The tag shall be affixed to either side of the bow or at the oarlock or stern of the watercraft and be of a size so that it may be easily seen from another watercraft or from shore.

(5) The tag shall be affixed to the watercraft on a removable plaque or in such a way that if the craft is sold or is not being used by the licensee while the licensee is providing services, the tag may be removed or concealed to prevent misidentification of the occupant(s) as licensees.

(6) Requests for watercraft identification shall be made as part of the annual license and renewal application.

(7) Improper use of watercraft identification shall be considered misconduct under ARM 24.171.2301.

(8) Licensees shall be provided with one set of watercraft identification at the time of application for licensure or renewal. A fee will be assessed for any replacement or additional sets of identification needed, in accordance with ARM 24.171.401.

History: 37-1-131, 37-47-201, MCA; IMP, 37-1-134, 37-47-201, 37-47-301, 37-47-302, 37-47-303, 37-47-304, MCA; NEW, 1998 MAR p. 740, Eff. 3/27/98; TRANS, from Commerce, & AMD, 2006 MAR p. 324, Eff. 2/10/06.

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